Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulations / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $174.54
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 22%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $174.54   
  • New (9) from $174.54   
  • Used (1) from $174.54   

Overview

Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

Add precision and ease to the process of reservoir simulation. Until simulation software and other methods of reservoir characterization were developed, engineers had to drill numerous wells to find the best way to extract crude oil and natural gas. Today, even with highly sophisticated reservoir simulations software available, reservoir simulation still involves a great deal of guesswork. Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulation provides an advanced approach to petroleum reservoir simulation, taking the guesswork out of the process and relying more thoroughly on science and what is known about the individual reservoir.

This state of the art publication in petroleum simulation:

  • Describes solution techniques that allow multiple solutions to the complete equations, without linearization.
  • Solves the most difficult reservoir engineering problems such as viscous fingering.
  • Highlights the importance of non-linear solvers on decision tree with scientific argument.
  • Discusses solution schemes in relation to other disciplines and revolutionizes risk analysis and decision making.
  • Includes companion software with 3-D, 3-phase multipurpose simulator code available for download from www.scrivenerpublishing.com.
  • By providing a valuable tool to support reservoir simulation predictions with real science, this book is an essential reference for engineers, scientists and geologists.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470625811
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Series: Wiley-Scrivener Series , #15
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 467
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

M. R. Islam, PhD, is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Civil and Resource Engineering Department of Dalhousie University, Canada. He has over 700 publications to his credit, including 6 books. He is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, and, in addition to his teaching duties, he is also director of Emertec Research and Development Ltd. and has been on the boards of a number of companies in North America and overseas.

S. Hossein Mousavizadegan, PhD, is currently on the faculty of marine technology at the Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran as an assistant professor, specializing in mathematical and numerical modeling of fluid dynamics.

Shabbir Mustafiz, PhD, is a research engineer with the Alberta Research Council in Edmonton, Canada. Shabbir has published over 25 journal articles and has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, on the topic of petroleum reservoir simulation, from Dalhousie University and he is the current SPE Scholarship Chair for the Edmonton Section.

Jamal H. Abou-Kassem, PhD, is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University, where he has taught since 1993. Abou-Kassem is a coauthor of two textbooks on reservoir simulation and an author or coauthor of numerous technical articles in the areas of reservoir simulation and other petroleum and natural gas-related topics.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

1. Reservoir Simulation Background.

1.1 Essence of Reservoir Simulation.

1.2 Assumptions Behind Various Modeling Approaches.

1.3 Material Balance Equation.

1.4 Recent Advances in Reservoir Simulation.

1.5 Future Challenges in Reservoir Simulation.

1.6 Economic Models Based on Futuristic Energy Pricing Policies.

1.7 Integrated System of Monitoring, Environmental Impact and Economics.

2. Reservoir Simulator-input/output.

2.1 Input and Output Data.

2.2 Geological and Geophysical Modeling.

2.3 Reservoir Characterization.

2.4 Upscaling.

2.5 Pressure/Production data.

2.6 Reservoir Simulator Output.

2.7 History-matching.

2.8 Real-time Monitoring.

3. Reservoir Simulators: Problems, Shortcomings, and Some Solution Techniques.

3.1 Multiple Solutions in Natural Phenomena.

3.2 Adomian Decomposition.

3.3 Some Remarks on Multiple Solutions.

4. Mathematical Formulation of Reservoir Simulation Problems.

4.1 Black Oil Model and Compositional Model.

4.2 General Purpose Compositional Model.

4.3 Simplification of the General Compositional Model.

4.4 Some Examples in Application of the General Compositional Model.

5. The Compositional Simulator Using the Engineering Approach.

5.1 Finite Control Volume Method.

5.2 Uniform Temperature Reservoir Compositional Flow Equations in a 1-D Domain.

5.3 Compositional Mass Balance Equation in a Multidimensional Domain.

5.4 Variable Temperature Reservoir Compositional Flow Equations.

5.5 Solution Method.

5.6 The Effects of Linearization.

6. A Comprehensive Material Balance Equation for Oil Recovery.

6.1 Background.

6.2 Permeability Alteration.

6.3 Porosity Alteration.

6.4 Pore Volume Change.

6.5 A Comprehensive MBE with Memory for Cumulative Oil Recovery.

6.6 Numerical Simulation.

6.7 Appendix 6A: Development of an MBE for a Compressible Undersaturated Oil Reservoir.

7. Modeling Viscous Fingering During Miscible Displacement in a Reservoir.

7.1 Improvement of the Numerical Scheme.

7.2 Application of the New Numerical Scheme to Viscous Fingering.

8. Towards Modeling Knowledge and Sustainable Petroleum Production.

8.1 Essence of Knowledge, Science, and Emulation.

8.2 The Knowledge Dimension.

8.3 Examples of Linearization and Linear Thinking.

8.4 The Single-Parameter Criterion.

8.5 The Conservation of Mass and Energy.

8.6 The Criterion: The Switch that Determines the Direction at a Bifurcation Point.

8.7 The Need for Multidimensional Study.

8.8 Assessing the Overall Performance of a Process.

8.9 Implications of Knowledge-Based Analysis.

8.10 Examples of Knowledge-Based Simulation.

9. Final Conclusions.

Appendix A User’s Manual for Multi-Purpose Simulator for Field Applications (MPSFFA, Version 1-15).

A.1 Introduction.

A.2 The Simulator.

A.3 Data File Preparation.

A.4 Description of Variables Used in Preparing a Data File.

A.5 Instructions to Run Simulator and Graphic Post Processor on PC.

A.6 Limitations Imposed on the Compiled Versions.

A.7 Example of a Prepared Data File.

References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)