eBook Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1856178544
  • ISBN-13: 9781856178549
  • DDC: 622.338
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 174 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Finding a new oil and gas discovery and evaluating its volume is a difficult and challenging task, and yet there is very little published on the topic. Luiz Amado delivers a one-of-a-kind introductory guide titled Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal. Providing logistical instruction and processes for the entire exploration and appraisal process, Amado furnishes the guidance, workflow, and practical recommendations needed based on real-world scenarios. Written by an engineer with over 15 years of experience in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, South America and West Africa, Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal equips engineersĀ and economists with expert advice on critical subjects such as detailed methods of estimating recovery factors, creating production curves using either simple or complex approaches, understanding main fluid and rock properties that govern volume and productivity, and communicating examples of field case evaluations, including deepwater projects.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Project Framing and the Volume to Value Evaluation Analysis.
2: Setting the Scene: Plays, Leads, and Prospects.
3: Exploration and Appraisal Phases.
4: Rock and Fluid Estimates.
5: The Search for and Use of Analogs.
6: Volumes and Recovery Efficiencies.
7: Wells and Production Functions.
8: Facilities and Subsea Engineering.
9: CAPEX and OPEX Expenditures.
10: Lease Sales, Bid Rounds, and Farm In.
11: The Value and Gains of Technology.
12: Field Case Evaluations.