Geology of Carbonate Reservoirs: The Identification, Description, and Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in Carbonate Rocks / Edition 1

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  • An accessible resource, covering the fundamentals of carbonate reservoir engineering
  • Includes discussions on how, where and why carbonate are formed, plus reviews of basic sedimentological and stratigraphic principles to explain carbonate platform characteristics and stratigraphic relationships
  • Offers a new, genetic classification of carbonate porosity that is especially useful in predicting spatial distribution of pore networks.
  • Includes a solution manual
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Editorial Reviews

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"This reference presents the information scientist's need to explore and develop carbonate reservoirs in the most efficient and profitable ways." (APADE, 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470164914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne M. Ahr, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics with a joint appointment in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Ahr has published 150 technical papers and abstracts. He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where he serves as Associate Editor. He is also a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts; is a lifetime member of the Fulbright Association; and serves on the editorial board of the Geological Journal.

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Table of Contents


About This Book.

1. Introduction.

1.1 Definition of carbonate reservoirs.

1.1.1 Carbonates; reservoirs.

1.2 Finding and developing carbonate reservoirs.

1.2.1 Sources of data on reservoirs.

1.3 Unique attributes of carbonates.

Suggestions for further reading.

Review questions.

2. Carbonate Reservoir Rock Properties .

2.1 Definitions.

2.2 Fundamental Rock Properties.

2.3 Classification of Carbonate rocks.

2.4 Dependent or Derived Rock Properties.

2.5 Tertiary Rock Properties .

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

3. Petrophysical Properties of Carbonate Reservoirs.

3.1 Saturation, Wettability, Capillarity.

3.2 Capillary Pressure and Reservoir Performance.

3.3 Fluid Withdrawal Efficiency.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

4. Stratigraphic Principles.

4.1 Carbonate Depositional Platforms.

4.2 Rock, Time, and Time-Rock Units.

4.3 Correlation.

4.4 Anatomy of Depositional Units.

4.5 Sequence Stratigraphy. 

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

5. Depositional Carbonate Reservoirs.

5.1 Depositional Porosity.

5.2 Depositional Environments and Processes.

5.3 Paleotopography and Depositional Facies.

5.4 Diagnosis and Mapping of Depositional Reservoirs.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

6. Diagenetic Carbonate Reservoirs.

6.1 Diagenesis and Diagenetic Processes.

6.2 Diagenetic Porosity.

6.3 Diagenetic Environments and Facies.

6.4 Diagenetically-Enhanced Porosity.

6.5 Porosity enhancement by replacement.

6.6 Diagnosing and Mapping Diagenetic Reservoirs.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

7. Fractured Reservoirs.

7.1 Fractures and Fractured Reservoirs.

7.2 Fracture Permeability, Porosity, and Sw.

7.3 Classification of Fractured Reservoirs.

7.4 Detecting Fractured Reservoirs.

7.5 Predicting Reservoir Fracture Spacing and Intensity.

7.6 Identifying and Developing Fractured Reservoirs.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Review Questions.

8. Summary - Geology of Carbonate Reservoirs.

8.1 Rock Properties and Diagnostic Methods.

8.2 Data Requirements .

8.3 Depositional Reservoirs.

8.4 Diagenetic Reservoirs.

8.5 Fractured Reservoirs.

8.6 Conclusions.

Review Questions.



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