HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION DPSDEVELOPMENTS IN PETROLEUM SCIENCE VOLUME 46 / Edition 2

HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION DPSDEVELOPMENTS IN PETROLEUM SCIENCE VOLUME 46 / Edition 2

by Frank Jahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444829210

ISBN-13: 9780444829214

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book on hydrocarbon exploration and production is the first volume in the series Developments in Petroleum Science. The chapters are: The Field Life Cycle, Exploration, Drilling Engineering, Safety and The Environment, Reservoir Description, Volumetric Estimation, Field Appraisal, Reservoir Dynamic Behaviour, Well Dynamic Behaviour, Surface Facilities,

Overview

This book on hydrocarbon exploration and production is the first volume in the series Developments in Petroleum Science. The chapters are: The Field Life Cycle, Exploration, Drilling Engineering, Safety and The Environment, Reservoir Description, Volumetric Estimation, Field Appraisal, Reservoir Dynamic Behaviour, Well Dynamic Behaviour, Surface Facilities, Production Operations and Maintenance, Project and Contract Management, Petroleum Economics, Managing the Producing Field, and Decommissioning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444829214
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Developments in Petroleum Science Series, #46
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Principal Authors     ix
Introduction: About this Book     xi
The Field Life Cycle     1
Gaining Access Phase     1
Exploration Phase     2
Appraisal Phase     3
Development Planning     4
Production Phase     5
Decommissioning     6
Petroleum Agreements and Bidding     9
The Invitation to Bid     9
Motivations and Form of Bid     12
Block Award     13
Fiscal System     14
Farm-in and Farm-out     14
Unitisation and Equity Determination     16
Exploration     19
Hydrocarbon Accumulations     19
Exploration Methods and Techniques     24
Drilling Engineering     47
Well Planning     47
Rig Types and Rig Selection     48
Drilling Systems and Equipment     52
Site Preparation     60
Drilling Techniques     62
Casing and Cementing     72
Drilling Problems     76
Costs and Contracts     79
Safety and the Environment     83
Safety Culture     83
Safety ManagementSystems     86
Environment     88
Current Environmental Concerns     91
Reservoir Description     95
Reservoir Geology     95
Reservoir Fluids     108
Data Gathering     141
Data Interpretation     152
Volumetric Estimation     173
Deterministic Methods     173
Expressing Uncertainty     177
Field Appraisal     191
The Role of Appraisal in the Field Life Cycle     191
Identifying and Quantifying Sources of Uncertainty     192
Appraisal Tools     194
Expressing Reduction of Uncertainty     195
Cost-Benefit Calculations for Appraisal     196
Practical Aspects of Appraisal     199
Reservoir Dynamic Behaviour     201
The Driving Force for Production     201
Reservoir Drive Mechanisms     203
Gas Reservoirs     210
Fluid Displacement in the Reservoir     217
Reservoir Simulation     222
Estimating the Recovery Factor     223
Estimating the Production Profile     224
Enhanced Oil Recovery     226
Well Dynamic Behaviour      229
Estimating the Number of Development Wells     229
Fluid Flow Near the Wellbore     231
Horizontal Wells     234
Production Testing and Bottom Hole Pressure Testing     237
Tubing Performance     241
Well Completions     244
Completion Technology and Intelligent Wells     249
Artificial Lift     254
Subsea vs. Platform Trees     260
Surface Facilities     265
Oil and Gas Processing     266
Facilities     291
Production Operations and Maintenance     311
Operating and Maintenance Objectives     312
Production Operations Input to the FDP     312
Maintenance Engineering Input to the FDP     319
Project and Contract Management     325
Phasing and Organisation     325
Planning and Control     329
Cost Estimation and Budgets     332
Reasons for Contracting     334
Types of Contract     335
Petroleum Economics     337
Basic Principles of Development Economics     337
Constructing a Project Cashflow     339
Calculating a Discounted Cashflow     351
Economic Indicators      356
Project Screening and Ranking     357
Sensitivity Analysis     359
Incorporating Inflation     360
Exploration Economics     362
Risk Analysis     365
Risk Definition and Unit of Measure     365
Summary of Risk Analysis Techniques in Exploration and Appraisal     366
Risk Analysis for Major Capital Investments in Projects     369
Managing Commercial Risk     383
Managing the Producing Field     385
Managing the Subsurface     386
Managing the Surface Facilities     394
Managing the External Factors     399
Managing the Internal Factors     401
Managing Decline     405
Infill Drilling     405
Workover Activity     407
Enhanced Oil Recovery     410
Production De-Bottlenecking     412
Incremental Development     415
Decommissioning     419
Legislation     419
Economic Lifetime     420
Decommissioning Funding     421
Decommissioning Methods     422
References and Bibliography     427
Terms and Abbreviations     429
Subject Index      433

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