Unconventional Gas Reservoirs

Author: M. Rafiqul Islam
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128005947
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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

Integrative Understanding Of Shale Gas Reservoirs

Author: Kun Sang Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331929296X
Size: 30.73 MB
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This timely book begins with an overview of shale gas reservoir features such as natural fracture systems, multi-fractured horizontal wells, adsorption/desorption of methane, and non-linear flow within the reservoir. Geomechanical modelling, an aspect of importance in ultra-low permeability reservoirs, is also presented in detail. Taking these complex features of shale reservoirs into account, the authors develop a numerical model, which is verified with field data using the history matching technique. Based on this model, the pressure transient and production characteristics of a fractured horizontal well in a shale gas reservoir are analysed with respect to reservoir and fracture properties. Methods for the estimation of shale properties are also detailed. Minifrac tests, rate transient tests (RTA), and type curve matching are used to estimate the initial pressure, permeability, and fracture half-length. Lastly, future technologies such as the technique of injecting CO2 into shale reservoirs are presented. The book will be of interest to industrial practitioners, as well as to academics and graduate students in the field of reservoir engineering.

Unconventional Oil And Gas Resources Handbook

Author: Y Zee Ma
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128025360
Size: 39.60 MB
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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

Fundamentals Of Applied Reservoir Engineering

Author: Richard Wheaton
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0081019009
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Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering introduces early career reservoir engineers and those in other oil and gas disciplines to the fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Given that modern reservoir engineering is largely centered on numerical computer simulation and that reservoir engineers in the industry will likely spend much of their professional career building and running such simulators, the book aims to encourage the use of simulated models in an appropriate way and exercising good engineering judgment to start the process for any field by using all available methods, both modern simulators and simple numerical models, to gain an understanding of the basic 'dynamics' of the reservoir –namely what are the major factors that will determine its performance. With the valuable addition of questions and exercises, including online spreadsheets to utilize day-to-day application and bring together the basics of reservoir engineering, coupled with petroleum economics and appraisal and development optimization, Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering will be an invaluable reference to the industry professional who wishes to understand how reservoirs fundamentally work and to how a reservoir engineer starts the performance process. Covers reservoir appraisal, economics, development planning, and optimization to assist reservoir engineers in their decision-making. Provides appendices on enhanced oil recovery, gas well testing, basic fluid thermodynamics, and mathematical operators to enhance comprehension of the book’s main topics. Offers online spreadsheets covering well test analysis, material balance, field aggregation and economic indicators to help today’s engineer apply reservoir concepts to practical field data applications. Includes coverage on unconventional resources and heavy oil making it relevant for today’s worldwide reservoir activity.

Fundamentals Of Gas Shale Reservoirs

Author: Reza Rezaee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119039266
Size: 62.32 MB
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Provides comprehensive information about the key exploration, development and optimization concepts required for gas shale reservoirs Includes statistics about gas shale resources and countries that have shale gas potential Addresses the challenges that oil and gas industries may confront for gas shale reservoir exploration and development Introduces petrophysical analysis, rock physics, geomechanics and passive seismic methods for gas shale plays Details shale gas environmental issues and challenges, economic consideration for gas shale reservoirs Includes case studies of major producing gas shale formations

Advanced Reservoir Management And Engineering

Author: Tarek H. Ahmed
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0123855489
Size: 39.52 MB
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Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Well Testing -- Chapter 2. Decline and Type-Curves Analysis -- Chapter 3. Water Influx -- Chapter 4. Unconventional Gas Reservoirs -- Chapter 5. Performance of Oil Reservoirs -- Chapter 6. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance -- Chapter 7. Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery -- Chapter 8. Economic Analysis -- Chapter 9. Analysis of Fixed Capital Investments -- Chapter 10. Advanced Evaluation Approaches -- Chapter 11. Professionalism and Ethics.

Exploration And Production Of Oceanic Natural Gas Hydrate

Author: Michael D Max
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319433857
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This book describes aspects of the natural gas hydrate (NGH) system that offer opportunities for the innovative application of existing technology and development of new technology that could dramatically lower the cost of NGH exploration and production. It is written for energy industry professsionals and those concerned with energy choices and efficiencies at a university graduate level. The NGH resource is compared with physical, environmental, and commercial aspects of other gas resources. The authors' theme is that natural gas can provide for base and peak load energy demands during the transition to and possibly within a renewable energy future. This is possibly the most useful book discussing fossil fuels that will be a reference for environmentalists and energy policy institutions, and for the environmental and energy community.

Reservoir Engineering

Author: Abdus Satter
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128005238
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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

Unconventional Resources Exploitation And Development

Author: Usman Ahmed
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986187803
Size: 51.32 MB
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As the shale revolution continues in North America, emerging markets areopening up in all continents. In the next 8- to 10-years, more than 100,000 wellsand 1- to 2-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed and lead to anindustry spending level close to 1 trillion dollars. Such level of activity requiresknowledgeable professionals in all aspects of exploitation and development.Plus, the present demand for shale resource exploitation and development hasprompted thousands of oil and gas professionals experienced in conventional oiland gas development to adapt to this new environment.This book covers all aspects of the exploitation and development of these shaleresources. The 24 chapters start with a basic understanding of the unconventionalresources and go to an in-depth coverage of sub-surface measurements (geological,geophysical, petrophysical, geochemical, and geomechanical) and associatedinterpretation--plus all disciplines associated with drilling, completion, stimulation,production, reservoir, monitoring techniques, the associated software, and the overallunconventional resource development workfl ow. There are chapters on emergingtechnology like data mining and future areas of technological development. Thetextbook, thus, addresses the needs of the geologist, geophysicist, petrophysicist,geomechanical specialist, and drilling, completion, stimulation, production, andreservoir engineers.Any professional wanting to further research in the exploitation and developmentof shale resource will fi nd this textbook a thorough, comprehensive reference.If one wants to conduct an in-depth research in a particular area, for examplemicroseismic measurement uniqueness, this textbook is a good starting point andallows the researcher to get more details from the references cited.