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Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Leonid Buryakovsky, G. V. Chilingar, Herman H. Rieke, Sanghee Shin

ISBN: 978-1-118-47268-2

Jul 2012

400 pages

$169.99

Description

Written by some of the world’s most renowned petroleum and environmental engineers, Petrophysics: The Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Revervoirs is the first book to offer the practicing engineer and engineering student these new cutting-edge techniques for prediction and forecasting in petroleum engineering and environmental management.

Preface xi

List of Contributors xvii

Acknowledgement xix

1. Introduction 1

1.1 Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 1

1.2 Reservoir Lithologies 13

2. Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 57

2.1 Petrophysical Parameters 57

2.2 Porosity, Void Ratio, and Density 57

2.3 Permeability 66

2.4 Specific Surface Area 79

2.5 Interrelationship Among Prorosity, Permeability, and Specific Surface Area 86

2.6 Wettability - Capillarity 98

2.7 Elastic Properties 118

2.8 Acoustic Properties 123

2.9 Electrical Resistivity 128

2.10 Radioactivity 137

2.11 Chemistry of Waters in Shales versus those in Sandstones 149

3. Seismic Parameters 151

3.1 Introduction 151

3.2 Elastic Properties 152

3.3 Velocity and Rock Properties 154

3.4 Pore Pressure 159

3.5 Seismic Anisotropy 164

A. Historical Review 183

B. Mechanics of Fluid Flow 279

C. Glossary 303

References 347

Bibliography 349

Subject Index 369