Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media

This book offers a fundamental and practical introduction to the use of computational methods, particularly finite element methods, in the simulation of fluid flows in porous media. It is the first book to cover a wide variety of flows, including single-phase, two-phase, black oil, volatile, compositional, nonisothermal, and chemical compositional flows in both ordinary porous and fractured porous media. In addition, a range of computational methods are used, and benchmark problems of nine comparative solution projects organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers are presented for the first time in book form. Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media reviews multiphase flow equations and computational methods to introduce basic terminologies and notation. A thorough discussion of practical aspects of the subject is presented in a consistent manner, and the level of treatment is rigorous without being unnecessarily abstract. Each chapter ends with bibliographic information and exercises.

 

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Name: Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media
Author: Zhangxin Chen, Guanren Huan, Yuanle Ma 
Paperback: 531 Pages
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (March 30, 2006)
Language: English
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Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties By Tiab

The petroleum geologist and engineer must have a working knowledge of petrophysics in order to find oil reservoirs, devise the best plan for getting it out of the ground, then start drilling. This book offers the engineer and geologist a manual to accomplish these goals, providing much-needed calculations and formulas on fluid flow, rock properties, and many other topics that are encountered every day. New updated material covers topics that have emerged in the petrochemical industry since 1997.

 

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Name: Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties 
Author:  Djebbar Tiab, Erle Donaldson
Price: USD 165
Paperback: 880 pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Language: English
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Basic Applied Reservoir Simulation By T. Ertekin

Reservoir engineers benefit from a good understanding of reservoir simulation. While most engineers rely on commercial software packages for the calculations, it can be impossible to evaluate the validity of results without a solid foundation in the underlying principles. This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of simulation. It begins with the fundamentals of numerical simulation, moving to field applications and more complex topics. Each chapter includes a project section that relates to the implementation of the topics discussed in that chapter. Includes 157 solved examples and 178 exercises.

 

 

Contents: Basic reservoir-engineering concepts and reservoir-fluid and –rock properties • Basic mathematical concepts • Formulation of basic equations for single-phase flow • Finite-difference approximation to linear-flow equations • Well representation • Solution of linear difference equations • Numerical solution of single-phase-flow equations • Multiphase-flow simulation in petroleum reservoirs • Practical aspects of reservoir simulation • Relationships between numerical reservoir simulation and classical reservoir engineering approaches

 

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Name: Basic Applied Reservoir Simulation
Author:Turgay Ertekin, J.H. Abou-Kassem & G.R. King
PriceUSD 190
Paperback: 406 Pages
Publisher: Society of Petroleum (December 2001)
Language: English
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Fractured Petroleum Reservoirs By Firoozabadi

The four chapters that are described in this report cover a variety of subjects that not only give insight into the understanding of multiphase flow in fractured porous media but they provide also major contribution  towards the understanding of flow processes with in-situ phase formation. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government.

 

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Name: Fractured Petroleum Reservoirs 
Author: Firoozabadi 
Paperback: 284 Pages 
Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy 
Language: English 
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Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering By L.P. Dake

"This book is fast becoming the standard text in its field", wrote a reviewer in the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology soon after the first appearance of Dake's book. This prediction quickly came true: it has become the standard text and has been reprinted many times. The author's aim - to provide students and teachers with a coherent account of the basic physics of reservoir engineering - has been most successfully achieved. No prior knowledge of reservoir engineering is necessary. The material is dealt with in a concise, unified and applied manner, and only the simplest and most straightforward mathematical techniques are used. This low-priced paperback edition will continue to be an invaluable teaching aid for years to come. 

 

Contents 

 

1. Some Basic Concepts in Reservoir Engineering. 2. PVT Analysis for Oil. 3. Material Balance Applied to Oil Reservoirs. 4. Darcy's Law and Applications. 5. The Basic Differential Equation for Radial Flow in a Porous Medium. 6. Well Inflow Equations for Stabilized Flow Conditions. 7. The Constant Terminal Rate Solution of the Radial Diffusivity Equation and its Application to Oilwell Testing. 8. Real Gas Flow: Gas Well Testing. 9. Natural Water Influx. 10. Immiscible Displacement. Indexes. Exercises.

 

 

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Name: Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering 
Author: L.P. Dake 
Price: USD 111
Paperback: 462 Pages
Publisher: Elsevier Science (January 15, 1983)
Language: English
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Enhanced Oil Recovery By Don W. Green and G. Paul Willhite

This textbook describes technologies that can be applied to recover oil that cannot be produced by primary recovery or waterflooding. These technologies include polymer, micellar-polymer, and CO2 flooding, as well as thermal-recovery processes that are typically implemented following primary production. A prior understanding of basic petrophysics, fluid properties, and material balances is recommended.

 

Contents: 

  • Introduction to EOR processes
  • Microscopic displacement of fluids in a reservoir
  • Displacement in linear systems
  • Macroscopic displacement of fluids in a reservoir
  • Mobility-control processes
  • Miscible displacement processes
  • Chemical flooding 
  • Thermal recovery processes
Product Details
Name: Enhanced Oil Recovery
Authors: Don W. Green and G. Paul Willhite
Price: USD 180
Paperback: 545 Pages
Publisher: Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1998)
Language: English
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Advanced Reservoir Engineering By Tarek Ahmed

Advanced Reservoir Engineering offers the practicing engineer and engineering student a full description, with worked examples, of all of the kinds of reservoir engineering topics that the engineer will use in day-to-day activities. In an industry where there is often a lack of information, this timely volume gives a comprehensive account of the physics of reservoir engineering, a thorough knowledge of which is essential in the petroleum industry for the efficient recovery of hydrocarbons. Chapter one deals exclusively with the theory and practice of transient flow analysis and offers a brief but thorough hands-on guide to gas and oil well testing. Chapter two documents water influx models and their practical applications in conducting comprehensive field studies, widely used throughout the industry. Later chapters include unconventional gas reservoirs and the classical adaptations of the material balance equation.

 

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NameAdvanced Reservoir Engineering
Authors:  Tarek Ahmed, Paul McKinney 
Price: USD 120
Paperback: 424 Pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Language: English
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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering By B. C. Craft

The most current, applied book on the market for petroleum engineers, geologists and others working in the development and production of oil and gas fields and those concerned with the movement of ground water, this revised edition reflects the advances made in reservoir engineering calculation techniques. Numerous real world examples clarify the material, providing the reservoir engineer with the practical information to make applied calculations.

 

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Name: Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
Authors: B. C. Craft, M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry
Price: USD 117
Paperback: 431 Pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR, 2nd edition (Jan 1991)
Language: English
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Worldwide Practical Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Methods by H. C. Slider

This text is written to include reservoirs that produce under steady-state conditions at much higher rates. You can be better prepared to solve reservoir engineering problems, in the U.S. and around the world. Problems are presented throughout the book to give you hands-on experience with various field calculations. Contents: Acquiring reservoir engineering data Resrvoir fluid flow fundamentals Unsteady & pseudosteady-state flow Well pressure behavoir analysis Material balance Gas reservoir engineering Fluid distribution & frountal displacement Decline-curve analysis Water-flooding & variations Enhanced oil recovery Reservoir computerr modeling Reservoir engineering symbols Empirical reservoir engineering data Solutions.

 

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Name: Worldwide Practical Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Methods
Author: H. C. Slider
Price: USD 99
Paperback: 849 pages
Publisher: Pennwell books (december 1983)
Language: English
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PVT and Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids By Ali Danesh

This book on PVT and Phase Behaviour Of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids is volume 47 in the Developments in Petroleum Science series. The chapters in the book are: Phase Behaviour Fundamentals, PVT Tests and Correlations, Phase Equilibria, Equations of State, Phase Behaviour Calculations, Fluid Characterisation, Gas Injection, Interfacial Tension, and Application in Reservoir Simulation.


Product Description by Dake, Reservoir Engineer, August 1998:

...Sometimes a book demands to be written. One of the best examples of this is the first SPE monograph of Pressure Buildup and Glow Tests and Wells. (1966), Matthews and Russell, which collected and collated, for the first time, the theories on well testing postulated in myriad papers on the subject since the 1940s. I believe the Dr. Danesh has satisfied a similar demand with his authoritative book on PVT / Phase behaviour. Such a modern compilation of all the developments in these complex subjects is long overdue and the book is thorough and thoughtfully written by an expert in these subjects.

 

...The chapters include a review of basic thermodynamics and classification of hydrocarbon systems, fluid sampling and laboratory experiments, correlations of PVT properties (which we all rely upon), phase equilibria and equations of state for complex hydrocarbon systems, gas injection and, of particular importance, how to input PVT data to compositional numerical simulation models.

Dr. Danesh's book is one that will travel with me everywhere in my suitcase.

 

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Name: PVT and Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids 
Author: Ali Danesh
Price: From $ 205 to $ 382
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Elsevier Science (May 1998)
Language: English
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The Properties of Petroleum Fluids by William D McCain

A conveniently arranged petroleum fluids reference book covering components, properties, and equations for the various fluids and gases. Contents: Introduction and scope Water-in-crude-oil emulsions Characterization, phase behavior, and field processing of crude oil Separation of gas, oil and water Dehydration and desalting of crude oil Crude sweetening and stabilization Pumps Measurement of crude oil Fire heaters Pipeline transportation Energy conservation Instrumentation and process control Pressure relief and flaring Case histories Appendices.

 

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Name:  The Properties of Petroleum Fluids
Author: William D McCain   

Price: From $ 108 to $ 328 (US Dollar)
Paperback: 596 pages
Publisher: Pennwell pub (April 1990)
Language: English
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Reservoir Engineering Handbook By Tarek H. Ahmed

This book covers reservoir fluid behavior and properties, including laboratory analysis and reservoir fluid flow. It provides a guide to predicting oil reservoir performance through analysis of oil recovery mechanisms and performance calculations. It also explains the fundamentals of reservoir engineering and their practical application through a comprehensive field study. New material makes this volume a very comprehensive reference for the reservoir engineer or reservoir engineering student.

 

 

 

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Name:  Reservoir Engineering Handbook (2nd Edition)
Author: Tarek H. Ahmed  
Price: From $ 144 to $ 588 (US Dollar)
Paperback: 1208 pages
Publisher: Elsevier
Language: English
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