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Developments in Petroleum Science, 8

fundamentals of reservoir engineering

FURTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES 1 A. GENE COLLINS GEOCHEMISTRY OF OILFIELD WATERS 2 W.H. FERTL ABNORMAL FORMATION PRESSURES 3 A.P. SZILAS PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT OF OIL AND GAS 4 C.E.B. CONYBEARE GEOMORPHOLOGY OF OIL AND GAS FIELDS IN SANDSTONE BODIES 5 T.F. YEN and G.V. CHILINGARIAN (Editors) OIL SHALE 6 D.W. PEACEMAN FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION 7 G.V. CHILINGARIAN and T.F. YEN (Editors) BITUMENS, ASPHALTS AND TAR SANDS 8 L.P. DAKE FUNDAMENTALS OF RESERVOIR ENGINEERING 9 K. MAGARA COMPACTION AND FLUID MIGRATION 10 M.T. SILVIA and E.A. ROBINSON DECONVOLUTION OF GEOPHYSICAL TIME SERIES IN THE EXPLORATION FOR OIL AND NATURAL GAS

Developments in Petroleum Science, 8

fundamentals of reservoir engineering
LP. DAKE Senior Lecturer in Reservoir Engineering, Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B. V., The Hague, The Netherlands

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To Grace

PREFACE This teaching textbook in Hydrocarbon Reservoir Engineering is based on various lecture courses given by the author while employed in the Training Division of Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B.V. (SIPM), in the Hague, between 1974 and 1977. The primary aim of the book is to present the basic physics of reservoir engineering, using the simplest and most straightforward of mathematical techniques. It is only through having a complete understanding of the physics that the engineer can hope to appreciate and solve complex reservoir engineering problems in a practical manner. Chapters 1 through 4 serve as an introduction to the subject and contain material presented on Shell's basic training courses. They should therefore be of interest to anyone even remotely connected with the business of developing and producing hydrocarbon reserves. Chapters 5 through 8 are more specialised describing the theory and practice of well testing and pressure analysis techniques, which are probably the most important subjects in the whole of reservoir engineering. The approach is entirely general in recognising that the superposition of dimensionless pressure, or pseudo pressure functions, perm its the analysis of any rate-pressure-time record retrieved from a well test, for any type of...
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