Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444563709
  • ISBN-13: 9780444563705
  • DDC: 553.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 688 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Reservoir characterization as a discipline grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer. In fact, geologists of that time would have felt slighted if asked by corporate management to move from an exciting exploration assignment to a more mundane assignment working with an engineer to improve a reservoir's performance. Slowly, reservoir characterization came into its own as a quantitative, multidisciplinary endeavor requiring a vast array of skills and knowledge sets. Perhaps the biggest attractor to becoming a reservoir geologist was the advent of fast computing, followed by visualization programs and theaters, all of which allow young geoscientists to practice their computing skills in a highly technical work environment. Also, the discipline grew in parallel with the evolution of data integration and the advent of asset teams in the petroleum industry. Finally, reservoir characterization flourished with the quantum improvements that have occurred in geophysical acquisition and processing techniques and that allow geophysicists to image internal reservoir complexities.Practical resource describing different types of sandstone and shale reservoirs Case histories of reservoir studies for easy comparison Applications of standard, new, and emerging technologies

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor's Preface.
1: Basic Principles and Applications of Reservoir Characterization.
2: Basic Sedimentary Rock Properties.
3: Geologic Time and Stratigraphy.
4: Tools and Techniques for Characterizing Oil and Gas Reservoirs.
5: Basics of Sequence Stratigraphy for Reservoir Characterization.
6: Geologic Controls on Reservoir Quality.
7: Fluvial Deposits and Reservoirs.
8: Eolian (Windblown) Deposits and Reservoirs.
9: Deltaic Deposits and Reservoirs.
10: Nondeltaic, Shallow Marine Deposits and Reservoirs.
11: Deepwater Deposits and Reservoirs.
12: Unconventional Resource Shales.
13: Geologic and Engineering Modeling.