Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: A Geologic-Engineering by S.J. Mazzullo, H.H. Rieke, G.V. Chilingarian

By S.J. Mazzullo, H.H. Rieke, G.V. Chilingarian

This moment quantity on carbonate reservoirs completes the two-volume treatise in this very important subject for petroleum engineers and geologists. jointly, the volumes shape a whole, glossy connection with the houses and creation behaviour of carbonate petroleum reservoirs.The ebook comprises worthy glossaries to geologic and petroleum engineering phrases supplying certain definitions for writers and audio system. teachers will discover a helpful appendix dedicated to questions and difficulties that may be used for educating assignments in addition to a advisor for lecture improvement. additionally, there's a bankruptcy dedicated to middle research of carbonate rocks that's perfect for laboratory instruction.Managers and creation engineers will discover a assessment of the newest laboratory expertise for carbonate formation evaluate within the bankruptcy on center research. the trendy class of carbonate rocks is gifted with petroleum creation functionality and total characterization utilizing seismic and good try out analyses. Separate chapters are dedicated to the real obviously fractured and chalk reservoirs.Throughout the ebook, the emphasis is on formation review and performance.This two-volume paintings brings jointly the big variety of techniques to the examine of carbonate reservoirs and should hence be of worth to managers, engineers, geologists and academics.

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1-9). 04 cm. 3698(/). 577) w h e n / = 1. 31 and was obtained from a cartesian plot of the number of fractured beds versus probability of success (Aquilera, 1988, Fig. 7). 70 (Narr and Lerche, 1984). 79 was obtained from a cartesian plot of the expected number of fractured beds intercepted versus the fracture index (Aguilera, 1988, Fig. 8). 81. As far as the drill bit is concerned, it cuts a core having an effective fracture spacing, S, for inclined beds (Fig. 1-9). Equation 1-14 was modified to reflect the true perpendicular fracture spacing, S: e S = S(cosfl)- T(sinflcosfl), or s S= cos/ + T(sinfl).

38% of the original-oil-in-place using infill drilling waterflooding over conventional waterflooding for the San Andres units. From an economic viewpoint, Wu et al. (1989) showed that in general the San Andres units had a higher rate of return for infill drilling waterflood projects owing to a shallower reservoir depth and a higher infill drilling recovery efficiency. Enhanced recovery Enhanced oil recovery processes are usually divided into three main categories: miscible flooding, chemical flooding, and thermal recovery.

This process is closely related to the imbibition process described by Graham and Richardson (1959) and Mattax and Kyte (1962). Bokserman and Shalimov (1967), Tatashev (1968), and Felsenthal and Ferrell (1969) presented laboratory data and theoretical analysis supporting the concept of cyclic flooding. A. Although the Spraberry reservoir is composed mainly of a massive siltstone, there are shale and shaly limestone interbeds present (Marshall, 1952). The major void space in the reservoir is in nearly vertical fractures.

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