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Carbonate reservoir characterization :

by Chilingar, George V.,
[ ] Additional authors: Mazzullo, S. J. | Rieke, Herman H. Series: Developments in petroleum science ; . 30, 44 Published by : Elsevier, (Amsterdam ; | New York, NY, USA :) , 1992 Physical details: 1 online resource (2 volumes) : ISBN:9780444888495; 0444888497; 0080528562 (electronic bk.); 9780080528564 (electronic bk.); 0444821031 (Cloth); 9780444821034 (pt. 2). Subject(s): Carbonate reservoirs. | Oil reservoir engineering. | Carbonate reservoirs. | Oil reservoir engineering. | Oliewinning. | Roches carbonatées. | Pétrole -- Géologie. | Réservoirs carbonatés. | Gisements pétrolifères, Étude des. | Electronic books. Item type: List(s) this item appears in: Department of Gas and petroleum Engineering
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This book integrates those critical geologic aspects of reservoir formation and occurrence with engineering aspects of reservoirs, and presents a comprehensive treatment of the geometry, porosity and permeability evolution, and producing characteristics of carbonate reservoirs. The three major themes discussed are: & bull; the geometry of carbonate reservoirs and relationship to original depositional facies distributions & bull; the origin and types of porosity and permeability systems in carbonate reservoirs and their relationship to post-depositional diagenesis & bull; the relationship between depositional and diagenetic facies and producing characteristics of carbonate reservoirs, and the synergistic geologic-engineering approach to the exploitation of carbonate reservoirs. The intention of the volume is to fully aquaint professional petroleum geologists and engineers with an integrated geologic and engineering approach to the subject. As such, it presents a unique critical appraisal of the complex parameters that affect the recovery of hydrocarbon resources from carbonate rocks. The book may also be used as a text in petroleum geology and engineering courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION -- Overview -- Fluid flow relationships -- Reservoirs in karsted carbonates -- Reservoirs in chalks -- Seismic identification of carbonates -- References -- CHAPTER 2. SEISMIC EXPRESSION OF CARBONATE RESERVOIR SYSTEMS -- Introduction -- Seismic and synthetic seismograms -- Carbonate play types -- Recognition of carbonate reservoirs -- Seismic character of carbonate systems -- Summary and conclusions -- References. -- CHAPTER 3. COREANALYSIS AND ITS APPLICATION IN RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION -- Introduction -- Reservoir characterization -- Coring -- Core handling -- Core analysis -- Special considerations for core analysis of carbonate reservoirs -- Rock catalogs -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- CHAPTER 4. FORMATION EVALUATION -- Introduction -- Formation evaluation philosophy -- Formation properties of interest -- Formation evaluation tools -- Formation evaluation situations -- Petrophysical models -- Determination of formation properties of interest -- Lithology determination -- Porosity determination -- Pore fluid saturation determination -- Pore fluid property determination -- Permeability determination -- Net formation thickness determination -- Structural and stratigraphic determination -- Propagation of error considerations -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- CHAPTER 5. PERFORMANCE AND CLASSIFICATION OF CARBONATE RESERVOIRS -- Introduction -- Technical overview -- Reservoir classification schemes -- Incremental recovery technology -- Carbonate reservoir characterization -- Laboratory and field characterization of carbonate reservoirs -- Summary of reservoir characteristics and primary performance data, and references for selected carbonate reservoirs categorized on pore type and drive mechanism (Table) -- References -- CHAPTER 6. WELL TEST ANALYSIS IN CARBONATE RESERVOIRS -- Introduction -- Pressure transient behavior of reservoirs -- Linear flow behavior -- Radial cylindrical flow -- Spherical flow behavior -- Bilinear flow behavior -- Flow diagnosis -- Pressure drawdown analysis -- Skin factor -- Pressure transient analysis for gas wells -- Agarwal's (1980) method to account for producing-time effects in the analysis of buildup test -- Analysis of well interference tests -- Determination of the pressure-dependent characteristics of a reservoir -- Analysis of variable flow rate using superposition, convolution and deconvolution (desuperposition) -- A general approach to well test analysis -- Additional well test examples -- Concluding remarks -- Nomenclature -- References -- CHAPTER 7. NATURALLY-FRACTURED CARBONATE RESERVOIRS -- Introduction -- Fracturing vs. geological history -- Physical properties of fractures and matrix -- Fractured carbonate reservoir evaluation through well production data -- Fractured limestone reservoir evaluation through transient flow well data -- Evluation of matrix-fractures imbibition fluid exchange -- Concluding remarks -- References -- CHAPTER 8. CHALK RESERVOIRS -- General statement -- Reservoirs in chalks -- Epilo.

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