Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation

Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation
A Book

by Wei Yu,Kamy Sepehrnoori

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-10
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 0128138696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation delivers the latest research and applications used to better manage and interpret simulating production from shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. Starting with basic fundamentals, the book then includes real field data that will not only generate reliable reserve estimation, but also predict the effective range of reservoir and fracture properties through multiple history matching solutions. Also included are new insights into the numerical modelling of CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery in tight oil reservoirs. This information is critical for a better understanding of the impacts of key reservoir properties and complex fractures. Models the well performance of shale gas and tight oil reservoirs with complex fracture geometries Teaches how to perform sensitivity studies, history matching, production forecasts, and economic optimization for shale-gas and tight-oil reservoirs Helps readers investigate data mining techniques, including the introduction of nonparametric smoothing models

Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs

Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs
A Book

by James J.Sheng

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-07
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 0128162716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs delivers a current, state-of-the-art resource for engineers trying to manage unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Going beyond the traditional EOR methods, this book helps readers solve key challenges on the proper methods, technologies and options available. Engineers and researchers will find a systematic list of methods and applications, including gas and water injection, methods to improve liquid recovery, as well as spontaneous and forced imbibition. Rounding out with additional methods, such as air foam drive and energized fluids, this book gives engineers the knowledge they need to tackle the most complex oil and gas assets. Helps readers understand the methods and mechanisms for enhanced oil recovery technology, specifically for shale and tight oil reservoirs Includes available EOR methods, along with recent practical case studies that cover topics like fracturing fluid flow back Teaches additional methods, such as soaking after fracturing, thermal recovery and microbial EOR

Tight Gas Reservoirs

Tight Gas Reservoirs
A Book

by Stephen A. Holditch,John Spivey,John A. Wang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-08-17
  • Pages : 802
  • ISBN : 9781613998182
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The development of tight-gas reservoirs over the last half-century has profoundly affected and expanded the petroleum industry. Moreover, our improved understanding of tight-gas reservoirs--from finding, characterizing, testing, modeling and developing them to producing their resources economically--can be felt not only throughout our industry but also throughout our economy and, indeed, our daily routines. Abundant, reliable, and inexpensive natural gas has truly transformed many aspects of our modern lifestyles. Within the last decade, for example, the world has made great strides in switching from coal-fired to gas-fired electricity generation (with a resulting reduction of US CO2 emissions of 14% since 2005*). Our expanded knowledge of natural-gas development and production has further advanced the goal of achieving energy independence, transforming the US from a gas importer into the third largest liquid natural gas (LNG) exporter in the world. It is truly hard to overstate the efficacy of our understanding and exploitation of tight-gas reservoirs. The four parts contained in this book methodically and comprehensively unfold the technical elements of developing tight-gas reservoirs. They are written - with an industry-wide audience in mind - to help the student understand fundamental concepts - to provide comprehensive reference material for the experienced engineer - for the practitioner in the field looking for case studies and analogues - for those readers curious of mathematical detail and theory, where it will surely lay the foundation for many future academic investigations and doctoral theses This book is comprehensive enough to apply equally to those readers interested in tight-oil reservoirs--common fundamentals, many similar concepts, just larger molecules. This book's organization supports its methodological approach. Part 1 introduces tight-gas resources, including definitions and beginning concepts. Thorough analyses of tight-gas resource types (conventional, shale, and coalbed methane) and their geographical distribution and reserves are given. This part describes shale-gas plays within North America in detail. Part 2 begins where the study of all reservoirs begin, with detailed characterization. Chapters within this part discuss geological considerations over various scales, as well as detailed concepts in well testing and modeling to determine necessary formation properties. Part 3 details all aspects of designing, planning, modeling, and executing hydraulic fracture treatments and provides details on fracture initiation, geometry, and propagation. Part 4 contains 23 case histories of tight gas reservoir development.

Unconventional Tight Reservoir Simulation: Theory, Technology and Practice

Unconventional Tight Reservoir Simulation: Theory, Technology and Practice
A Book

by QIQUAN. RAN

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN : 9813298480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book systematically introduces readers to the simulation theory and techniques of multiple media for unconventional tight reservoirs. It summarizes the macro/microscopic heterogeneities; the features of multiscale multiple media; the characteristics of complex fluid properties; the occurrence state of continental tight oil and gas reservoirs in China; and the complex flow characteristics and coupled production mechanism under unconventional development patterns. It also discusses the simulation theory of multiple media for unconventional tight oil and gas reservoirs; mathematic model of flow through discontinuous multiple media; geological modeling of discrete multiscale multiple media; and the simulation of multiscale, multiphase flow regimes and multiple media. In addition to the practical application of simulation and software for unconventional tight oil and gas, it also explores the development trends and prospects of simulation technology. The book is of interest to scientific researchers and technicians engaged in the development of oil and gas reservoirs, and serves as a reference resource for advanced graduate students in fields related to petroleum. Professor Qiquan Ran has been involved in research on production geology, reservoir engineering, development planning, software development and development strategic planning for volcanic gas reservoirs and unconventional reservoirs. He has served as team leader on over 30 projects, including major projects, scientific research and decision-support projects for industry and technology research and service projects for oil fields. He also was the subject chief in the Major National Special Project "Safe development and utilization technology of natural gas reservoir containing CO2," and the National 973 Project "The effective internal structure characteristics and the flow law of volcanic gas reservoirs." Professor Ran has made significant innovative contributions in the field of development theory and technology for volcanic gas reservoirs, and pioneered advances in the corresponding theory and technology. As a chief expert and a team leader, Professor Ran completed the National 863 Project "Key technology and software development of numerical simulation of typical unconventional oil and gas reservoirs." His research promotes the development of theory & technology of unconventional reservoir development and numerical simulation. He has received 26 awards for science and technology achievements, including 8 first prizes at the provincial level. Professor Ran has published 10 books and over 105 papers, and holds 8 patents and 34 software copyrights.

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
A Book

by Mark D. Zoback,Arjun H. Kohli

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1107087074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive overview of the key geologic, geomechanical and engineering principles that govern the development of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Covering hydrocarbon-bearing formations, horizontal drilling, reservoir seismology and environmental impacts, this is an invaluable resource for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers.

Unconventional Petroleum Geology

Unconventional Petroleum Geology
A Book

by Caineng Zou

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2012-12-31
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 012397786X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unconventional Petroleum Geology is the first book of its kind to collectively identify, catalog, and assess the exploration and recovery potential of the Earth's unconventional hydrocarbons. Advances in hydrocarbon technology and petroleum development systems have recently made the exploration of unconventional hydrocarbons—such as shale gas, tight sandstone oil and gas, heavy oil, tar sand, and coalbed methane—the hottest trend in the petroleum industry. Detailed case studies act as real-world application templates, making the book's concepts immediately practical and useful by exploration geologists. The logical and intuitive three-part approach of systematically identifying an unconventional hydrocarbon, cataloguing its accumulation features, and assessing its exploration and recovery potential can be immediately implemented in the field—anywhere in the world. Provides a detailed assessment of the exploration and recovery potential of the full range of unconventional hydrocarbons More than 300 illustrations—many in full color—capture the detailed intricacies and associated technological advances in unconventional hydrocarbon exploration More than 20 case studies and examples from around the world conclude each chapter and aid in the application of key exploration and recovery techniques

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook
Evaluation and Development

by Y Zee Ma,Stephen Holditch

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 0128025360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development is a must-have, helpful handbook that brings a wealth of information to engineers and geoscientists. Bridging between subsurface and production, the handbook provides engineers and geoscientists with effective methodology to better define resources and reservoirs. Better reservoir knowledge and innovative technologies are making unconventional resources economically possible, and multidisciplinary approaches in evaluating these resources are critical to successful development. Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook takes this approach, covering a wide range of topics for developing these resources including exploration, evaluation, drilling, completion, and production. Topics include theory, methodology, and case histories and will help to improve the understanding,integrated evaluation, and effective development of unconventional resources. Presents methods for a full development cycle of unconventional resources, from exploration through production Explores multidisciplinary integrations for evaluation and development of unconventional resources and covers a broad range of reservoir characterization methods and development scenarios Delivers balanced information with multiple contributors from both academia and industry Provides case histories involving geological analysis, geomechanical analysis, reservoir modeling, hydraulic fracturing treatment, microseismic monitoring, well performance and refracturing for development of unconventional reservoirs

Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs
A Book

by Alireza Bahadori

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2016-11-24
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN : 0128034467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs delivers information on the role of PVT (pressure-volume-temperature) tests/data in various aspects, in particular reserve estimation, reservoir modeling, flow assurance, and enhanced oil recovery for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. This must-have reference also prepares engineers on the importance of PVT tests, how to evaluate the data, develop an effective management plan for flow assurance, and gain perspective of flow characterization, with a particular focus on shale oil, shale gas, gas hydrates, and tight oil making. This book is a critical resource for today’s reservoir engineer, helping them effectively manage and maximize a company’s oil and gas reservoir assets. Provides tactics on reservoir phase behavior and dynamics with new information on shale oil and gas hydrates Helps readers Improve on the effect of salt concentration and application to C02-Acid Gas Disposal with content on water-hydrocarbon systems Provides practical experience with PVT and tuning of EOS with additional online excel spreadsheet examples

Jonah Field

Jonah Field
Case Study of a Tight-gas Fluvial Reservoir

by John W. Robinson (Ph.D.),Keith William Shanley

  • Publisher : Amer Assn of Petroleum Geologists
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This volume includes a CD-ROM filled with additional data"--P. 3.

Tight Gas Field, Reservoir, and Completion Analysis of the United States: Project summary

Tight Gas Field, Reservoir, and Completion Analysis of the United States: Project summary
A Book

by Robert H. Hugman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tight gas fields, reservoirs, and completions have been identified in all non-Appalachian U.S. basins containing tight formation designations specified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Using data through 1991, a total of 986 fields have been identified that contain at least one tight reservoir. These fields contain 1,907 tight reservoirs and 42,973 tight completions. By comparison, there are over 35,000 total gas reservoirs and over 300,000 total gas completions in non-Appalachian areas.

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
A Book

by Dheiaa Alfarge,Mingzhen Wei,Baojun Bai

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2020-09-18
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0128183446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs, Volume 67 provides important guidance on which EOR methods work in shale and tight oil reservoirs. This book helps readers learn the main fluid and rock properties of shale and tight reservoirs—which are the main target for EOR techniques—and understand the physical and chemical mechanisms for the injected EOR fluids to enhance oil recovery in shale and tight oil reservoirs. The book explains the effects of complex hydraulic fractures and natural fractures on the performance of each EOR technique. The book describes the parameters affecting obtained oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods in both the microscopic and macroscopic levels of ULR. This book also provides proxy models to associate the functionality of the improved oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods with different operating parameters, rock, and fluid properties. The book provides profesasionals working in the petroleum industry the know-how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in shale plays, while it also helps academics and students in understanding the basics and principles that make the performance of EOR methods so different in conventional reservoirs and unconventional formations. Provides a general workflow for how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in these shale plays Provides general guidelines for how to select the best EOR method according to the reservoir characteristics and wells stimulation criteria Explains the basics and principles that make the performance of EOR methods so different in conventional reservoirs versus unconventional formations

Deep Shale Oil and Gas

Deep Shale Oil and Gas
A Book

by James G. Speight

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-10
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0128030984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Natural gas and crude oil production from hydrocarbon rich deep shale formations is one of the most quickly expanding trends in domestic oil and gas exploration. Vast new natural gas and oil resources are being discovered every year across North America and one of those new resources comes from the development of deep shale formations, typically located many thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth in tight, low permeability formations. Deep Shale Oil and Gas provides an introduction to shale gas resources as well as offer a basic understanding of the geomechanical properties of shale, the need for hydraulic fracturing, and an indication of shale gas processing. The book also examines the issues regarding the nature of shale gas development, the potential environmental impacts, and the ability of the current regulatory structure to deal with these issues. Deep Shale Oil and Gas delivers a useful reference that today’s petroleum and natural gas engineer can use to make informed decisions about meeting and managing the challenges they may face in the development of these resources. Clarifies all the basic information needed to quickly understand today’s deeper shale oil and gas industry, horizontal drilling, fracture fluids chemicals needed, and completions Addresses critical coverage on water treatment in shale, and important and evolving technology Practical handbook with real-world case shale plays discussed, especially the up-and-coming deeper areas of shale development

Reservoir Engineering Handbook

Reservoir Engineering Handbook
A Book

by Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2010-01-12
  • Pages : 1472
  • ISBN : 9780080966670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reorganized for easy use, Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides an up-to-date reference to the tools, techniques, and science for predicting oil reservoir performance even in the most difficult fields. Topics covered in the handbook include: Processes to enhance production Well modification to maximize oil and gas recovery Completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications. • Fundamental for the advancement of reservoir engineering concepts • Step-by-step field performance calculations • Easy to understand analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • Step-by-step analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • New chapter on fractured reservoirs

Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering
The Fundamentals, Simulation, and Management of Conventional and Unconventional Recoveries

by Abdus Satter,Ghulam M. Iqbal

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2015-09-22
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : 0128005238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reservoir Engineering focuses on the fundamental concepts related to the development of conventional and unconventional reservoirs and how these concepts are applied in the oil and gas industry to meet both economic and technical challenges. Written in easy to understand language, the book provides valuable information regarding present-day tools, techniques, and technologies and explains best practices on reservoir management and recovery approaches. Various reservoir workflow diagrams presented in the book provide a clear direction to meet the challenges of the profession. As most reservoir engineering decisions are based on reservoir simulation, a chapter is devoted to introduce the topic in lucid fashion. The addition of practical field case studies make Reservoir Engineering a valuable resource for reservoir engineers and other professionals in helping them implement a comprehensive plan to produce oil and gas based on reservoir modeling and economic analysis, execute a development plan, conduct reservoir surveillance on a continuous basis, evaluate reservoir performance, and apply corrective actions as necessary. Connects key reservoir fundamentals to modern engineering applications Bridges the conventional methods to the unconventional, showing the differences between the two processes Offers field case studies and workflow diagrams to help the reservoir professional and student develop and sharpen management skills for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
A Book

by Roberto Aguilera

  • Publisher : Pennwell Corporation
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN : 9780878144495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This publication deals exclusively with naturally fractured reservoirs, and includes many subjects usually treated in separate volumes. It is written for students, reservoir geologists, log analysts and petroleum engineers.

Petrophysical Characterization and Fluids Transport in Unconventional Reservoirs

Petrophysical Characterization and Fluids Transport in Unconventional Reservoirs
A Book

by Jianchao Cai,Xiangyun Hu

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-01-24
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0128172894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Petrophysical Characterization and Fluids Transport in Unconventional Reservoirs presents a comprehensive look at these new methods and technologies for the petrophysical characterization of unconventional reservoirs, including recent theoretical advances and modeling on fluids transport in unconventional reservoirs. The book is a valuable tool for geoscientists and engineers working in academia and industry. Many novel technologies and approaches, including petrophysics, multi-scale modelling, rock reconstruction and upscaling approaches are discussed, along with the challenge of the development of unconventional reservoirs and the mechanism of multi-phase/multi-scale flow and transport in these structures. Includes both practical and theoretical research for the characterization of unconventional reservoirs Covers the basic approaches and mechanisms for enhanced recovery techniques in unconventional reservoirs Presents the latest research in the fluid transport processes in unconventional reservoirs

Unconventional Gas Reservoirs

Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
Evaluation, Appraisal, and Development

by M. Rafiqul Islam

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2014-10-23
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 0128005947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Natural gas, especially unconventional gas, has an increasingly important role in meeting the world's energy needs. Experts estimate that it has the potential to add anywhere from 60-250% to the global proven gas reserve in the next two decades. To maintain pace with increasing global demand, Unconventional Gas Reservoirs provides the necessary bridge into the newer processes, approaches and designs to help identify these more uncommon reservoirs available and how to maximize its unconventional potential. Loaded with reservoir development and characterization strategies, this book will show you how to: Recognize the challenges and opportunities surrounding unconventional gas reservoirs Distinguish among the various types of unconventional reservoirs, such as shale gas, coalbed methane, and tight gas formations Drill down and quantify the reservoir’s economic potential and other critical considerations Gain practical insights and tools to efficiently identify, appraise, and develop unconventional gas reservoirs Understand various techniques used to analyze reservoir parameters and performance as well as how they were applied to numerous real-world case studies Upgrade to the latest information on perspectives and insights with discussion of key differences used for today’s unconventional gas characterization versus original conventional methods that failed in the past

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
A Book

by Alireza Bahadori

  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-18
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 0128130288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs delivers the proper foundation on all types of currently utilized and upcoming enhanced oil recovery, including methods used in emerging unconventional reservoirs. Going beyond traditional secondary methods, this reference includes advanced water-based EOR methods which are becoming more popular due to CO2 injection methods used in EOR and methods specific to target shale oil and gas activity. Rounding out with a chapter devoted to optimizing the application and economy of EOR methods, the book brings reservoir and petroleum engineers up-to-speed on the latest studies to apply. Enhanced oil recovery continues to grow in technology, and with ongoing unconventional reservoir activity underway, enhanced oil recovery methods of many kinds will continue to gain in studies and scientific advancements. Reservoir engineers currently have multiple outlets to gain knowledge and are in need of one product go-to reference. Explains enhanced oil recovery methods, focusing specifically on those used for unconventional reservoirs Includes real-world case studies and examples to further illustrate points Creates a practical and theoretical foundation with multiple contributors from various backgrounds Includes a full range of the latest and future methods for enhanced oil recovery, including chemical, waterflooding, CO2 injection and thermal

Reservoir Formation Damage

Reservoir Formation Damage
A Book

by Faruk Civan,Faruk Civan, PhD

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2011-08-30
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN : 9780080471433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reservoir Formation Damage, Second edition is a comprehensive treatise of the theory and modeling of common formation damage problems and is an important guide for research and development, laboratory testing for diagnosis and effective treatment, and tailor-fit- design of optimal strategies for mitigation of reservoir formation damage. The new edition includes field case histories and simulated scenarios demonstrating the consequences of formation damage in petroleum reservoirs Faruk Civan, Ph.D., is an Alumni Chair Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Dr. Civan has received numerous honors and awards, including five distinguished lectureship awards and the 2003 SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. Petroleum engineers and managers get critical material on evaluation, prevention, and remediation of formation damage which can save or cost millions in profits from a mechanistic point of view State-of-the-Art knowledge and valuable insights into the nature of processes and operational practices causing formation damage Provides new strategies designed to minimize the impact of and avoid formation damage in petroleum reservoirs with the newest drilling, monitoring, and detection techniques

The Fossil Fuel Revolution

The Fossil Fuel Revolution
Shale Gas and Tight Oil

by Daniel J. Soeder,Scyller J. Borglum

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-08-06
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0128153989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the remarkable new energy resources being obtained from shale gas and tight oil through a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, opening up substantial new energy reserves for the 21st Century. The book includes the history of shale gas development, the technology used to economically recover hydrocarbons, and descriptions of the ten primary shale gas resources of the United States. International shale resources, environmental concerns, and policy issues are also addressed. This book is intended as a reference on shale gas and tight oil for industry members, undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and geoscientists. Provides a cross-cutting view of shale gas and tight oil in the context of geology, petroleum engineering, and the practical aspects of production Includes a comprehensive description of productive and prospective shales in one book, allowing readers to compare and contrast production from different shale plays Addresses environmental and policy issues and compares alternative energy resources in terms of economics and sustainability Features an extensive resource list of peer-reviewed references, websites, and journals provided at the end of each chapter