Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping with Structural Methods


Author: Daniel J. Tearpock,Richard E. Bischke

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132441683

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

View: 7640

Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping, With Structural Methods, 2nd Edition is the practical, up-to-the-minute guide to the use of subsurface interpretation, mapping, and structural techniques in the search for oil and gas resources. Two of the industry's leading consultants present systematic coverage of the field's key principles and newest advances, offering guidance that is valuable for both exploration and development activities, as well as for "detailed" projects in maturely developed areas. Fully updated and expanded, this edition combines extensive information from the published literature with significant material never before published. The authors introduce superior techniques for every major petroleum-related tectonic setting in the world. Coverage includes: A systematic, ten-step philosophy for subsurface interpretation and mapping The latest computer-based contouring concepts and applications Advanced manual and computer-based log correlation Integration of geophysical data into subsurface interpretations and mapping Cross-section construction: structural, stratigraphic, and problem-solving Interpretation and generation of valid fault, structure, and isochore maps New coverage of 3D seismic interpretation, from project setup through documentation Compressional and extensional structures: balancing and interpretation In-depth new coverage of strike-slip faulting and related structures Growth and correlation consistency techniques: expansion indices, Multiple Bischke Plot Analysis, vertical separation versus depth, and more Numerous field examples from around the world Whatever your role in the adventure of finding and developing oil or gas resources–as a geologist, geophysicist, engineer, technologist, manager or investor–the tools presented in this book can make you significantly more effective in your daily technical or decision-oriented activities.

Quick Look Techniques for Prospect Evaluation


Author: Daniel J. Tearpock,Richard E. Bischke,Joseph L. Brewton

Publisher: Subsurface Consultants & Assoc


Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 8580

This new book covers numerous QUICK LOOK TECHNIQUES & Pitfalls in reviewing & evaluating geologic interpretations &, in particular, oil & gas prospects. The text concentrates on the application of a number of QUICK LOOK TECHNIQUES (QLTs) that can be used to provide an accurate & rapid evaluation about the quality of a prospect. The authors of the best seller "Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping" have once again teamed up & have been joined by Joe Brewton to write another masterful applied methodology textbook in the area of petroleum geology. Significant investment decisions are often made based on the prospects presented with geologic & geophysical support in the form of interpreted seismic sections, various maps including fault, structure & isochores, & cross sections. Where decisions are critical: Into which prospects do we place our investment dollars, the QUICK LOOK TECHNIQUES presented in this text can be powerful tools. "...essential for explorationists who know that accurate maps are the treasure maps to success." - John Lopez, Sr. Geologic Consultant, Amoco Production Co. "After taking the QLT Seminar, this book is the perfect complement for day-to-day hands-on application." - B.A. Berilgen, VP/Operations, Forest Oil Corp. "...invaluable to any person who must make decisions based on subsurface maps. I highly recommend this book." - Peyton M. Lake, President & CEO, Lake Ronel Oil Co. Order from Subsurface Consultants & Associates, Inc., 1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd. #B-1, Lafayette, LA 70508.

Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping


Author: Daniel J. Tearpock,Richard E. Bischke

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR


Category: Geological mapping

Page: 648

View: 6955


3-D Structural Geology

A Practical Guide to Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation


Author: Richard H. Groshong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662039125

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 5947

This is a handbook of practical techniques for making the best possible interpretation of geological structures at the map scale and for extracting the maximum amount of information from surface and subsurface maps. Quantitative methods are emphasized throughout and analytical solutions are given. Interpretation strategies are defined for GIS or CAD users, yet are simple enough to be done by hand. This book will help users produce better geological maps, judge the quality of existing maps, and locate and fix mapping errors.

Elements of Petroleum Geology


Author: Richard C. Selley

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780126363708

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

View: 6762

This third edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the years since publication of the First Edition. This book is a useful primer for geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers in the oil industry who wish to expand their knowledge beyond their specialized area. It is also an excellent introductory text for a university course in petroleum geoscience. Elements of Petroleum Geology begins with an account of the physical and chemical properties of petroleum, reviewing methods of petroleum exploration and production. These methods include drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging, and subsurface geological mapping. After describing the temperatures and pressures of the subsurface environment and the hydrodynamics of connate fluids, Selley examines the generation and migration of petroleum, reservoir rocks and trapping mechanisms, and the habit of petroleum in sedimentary basins. The book contains an account of the composition and formation of tar sands and oil shales, and concludes with a brief review of prospect risk analysis, reserve estimation, and other economic topics. Updates the first edition completely Reviews the concepts and methodology of petroleum exploration and production Written by a preeminent petroleum geologist and sedimentologist with 30 years of petroleum exploration in remote corners of the world Contains information pertinent to geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum reservoir engineers

Petroleum Geochemistry and Geology


Author: John Meacham Hunt

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9780716724414

Category: Science

Page: 743

View: 8255

This text clearly integrates the contributions of geology, geophysics and other branches of geoscience into one complete, definitive volume. Abundant tables and figures, chapter summaries and references contribute to the book's clarity and comprehensiveness.

Reservoir Geomechanics


Author: Mark D. Zoback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 7588

This interdisciplinary book encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. It considers key practical issues such as prediction of pore pressure, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, casing set points and mud weights, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence. The book establishes the basic principles involved before introducing practical measurement and experimental techniques to improve recovery and reduce exploitation costs. It illustrates their successful application through case studies taken from oil and gas fields around the world. This book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.

Seismic Methods and Applications

A Guide for the Detection of Geologic Structures, Earthquake Zones and Hazards, Resource Exploration, and Geotechnical Engineering


Author: Andreas Stark

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424436

Category: Science

Page: 579

View: 1391

This book has been written for those who need a solid understanding of the seismic exploration method without difficult mathematics. It is presented in a format that allows one to naturally progress from the underlying physical principles to the actual seismic method. The mathematics needed for the subject is kept as simple as possible; students only need high school physics and mathematics to thoroughly grasp the principles covered. Dr. Stark has developed this text and honed its content with feedback from hundreds of students over nearly two decades of teaching seismic exploration geophysics. This textbook will teach students the principles for the detection of geologic structures, earthquake zones and hazards, resource exploration, and geotechnical engineering.This title is Winner of 2009 Text and Academic Authors Association "Textbook Excellence Award"

Advanced Petrophysics: Geology, porosity, absolute permeability, heterogeneity, and geostatistics


Author: Ekwere J. Peters

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1936909448

Category: Nature

Page: 229

View: 719

A practical, fast-paced approach to teaching the concepts and problems common in petroleum engineering that will appeal to a wide range of disciplines Petrophysics is the study of rock properties and their interactions with fluids, including gases, liquid hydrocarbons, and aqueous solutions. This three-volume series from distinguished University of Texas professor Dr. Ekwere J. Peters provides a basic understanding of the physical properties of permeable geologic rocks and the interactions of the various fluids with their interstitial surfaces, with special focus on the transport properties of rocks for single-phase and multiphase flow. Based on Dr. Peters's graduate course that has been taught internationally in corporations and classrooms, the series covers core topics and includes full-color CT and NMR images, graphs, and figures to illustrate practical application of the material. Subjects addressed in volume 1 (chapters 1-4) include Geological concepts Porosity and water saturation Absolute permeability Heterogeneity and geostatistics Advanced Petrophysics features over 140 exercises designed to strengthen learning and extend concepts into practice. Additional information in the appendices covers dimensional analysis and a series of real-world projects that enable the student to apply the principles presented in the text to build a petrophysical model using well logs and core data from a major petroleum-producing province.

Surface and Subsurface Mapping in Hydrogeology


Author: M. Erdélyi,J. G?lfi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 383

View: 2291

Concentrates on the often neglected but useful aspects of hydrogeological mapping. Covers geophysical survey methods and the importance of water chemistry as a tool in tracing the route of subsurface water, and goes on to lay a basic foundation in subjects needed for practice in the field: stratigraphy, structural geology, mineralogy, petrography, and geochemistry. Also covers basic disciplines and techniques indispensable for geological mapping, e.g., cartography and surveying, geophysics, drilling, soil science, hydrology, and botanics. Written from a uniquely practical standpoint.

Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation


Author: John R. Fanchi,

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128155647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 4974

Reservoir engineers today need to acquire more complex reservoir management and modeling skills. Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation, Fourth Edition, continues to provide the fundamentals on these topics for both early and seasoned career engineers and researchers. Enhanced with more practicality and with a focus on more modern reservoir simulation workflows, this vital reference includes applications to not only traditional oil and gas reservoir problems but specialized applications in geomechanics, coal gas modelling, and unconventional resources. Strengthened with complementary software from the author to immediately apply to the engineer’s projects, Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation, Fourth Edition, delivers knowledge critical for today’s basic and advanced reservoir and asset management. Gives hands-on experience in working with reservoir simulators and links them to other petroleum engineering activities Teaches on more specific reservoir simulation issues such as run control, tornado plot, linear displacement, fracture and cleat systems, and modern modelling workflows Updates on more advanced simulation practices like EOR, petrophysics, geomechanics, and unconventional reservoirs

Underground Sensing

Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure


Author: Sibel Pamukcu,Liang Cheng

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128031549

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 522

View: 941

Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure brings the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing technologies of subsurface sensing and monitoring based on a classification of their functionality. In addition, the book introduces emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface – focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed global measurements. Finally, users will find a comprehensive exploration of the future of underground sensing that can meet demands for preemptive and sustainable response to underground hazards. New concepts and paradigms based on passively powered and/or on-demand activated, embeddable sensor platforms are presented to bridge the gap between real-time monitoring and global measurements. Presents a one-stop-shop reference for underground sensing and monitoring needs that saves valuable research time Provides application cases for all technologies that are covered and described in detail Includes full, four color images of equipment and applications Designed to cover a wide variety of underground sensors, from agriculture to geohazards

Well Logging and Formation Evaluation


Author: Toby Darling

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080457956

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 7886

This hand guide in the Gulf Drilling Guides series offers practical techniques that are valuable to petrophysicists and engineers in their day-to-day jobs. Based on the author’s many years of experience working in oil companies around the world, this guide is a comprehensive collection of techniques and rules of thumb that work. The primary functions of the drilling or petroleum engineer are to ensure that the right operational decisions are made during the course of drilling and testing a well, from data gathering, completion and testing, and thereafter to provide the necessary parameters to enable an accurate static and dynamic model of the reservoir to be constructed. This guide supplies these, and many other, answers to their everyday problems. There are chapters on NMR logging, core analysis, sampling, and interpretation of the data to give the engineer a full picture of the formation. There is no other single guide like this, covering all aspects of well logging and formation evaluation, completely updated with the latest techniques and applications. · A valuable reference dedicated solely to well logging and formation evaluation. · Comprehensive coverage of the latest technologies and practices, including, troubleshooting for stuck pipe, operational decisions, and logging contracts. · Packed with money-saving and time saving strategies for the engineer working in the field.

Geological Maps

Their Solution and Interpretation


Author: T. Bolton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521361583

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 1584

This textbook is designed to aid the student in geological map interpretation. The book starts with basic concepts such as dip and strike, and progresses through a variety of exercises based on folds, faults and unconformities, up to and including the interpretation of Geological Survey Maps. In order to give a sense of reality to the text, frequent reference is made to actual examples on which many of the problem maps are based. Also included in the text are exercises concerned with bore-hole interpretation and correlation. The book, which is in two sections, is unique in that the second section contains worked solutions to the questions set in the first half.

Paradoxes in Geology


Author: U. Briegel,Wen-Jiao Xiao

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080538365

Category: Science

Page: 478

View: 3322

An interesting volume presenting the papers collected for the Festschrift "Paradoxes in Modern Geology" in honor of Professor Ken Jinghwa Hsu on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Paradox, as defined in a dictionary, is a statement contrary to accepted opinion. That a broad discussion of paradoxes is fruitful for the advancement of science in general, and geosciences in particular, has been amply demonstrated by Professor Hsu throughout his distinguished career. Not only has he propelled the geoscience community forward with his controversial statements, a number of his former students, who are currently in key positions at universities and in industry, are influencing in a similar open minded way the present day thinking. The wide scope this reasoning encompasses is demonstrated by the contributions to this book, delineating paradoxes and problems in the fields of tectonics, basic and applied geosciences, petrology, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology and paleogeography, kinematics and modelling.

The Current Role of Geological Mapping in Geosciences

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Innovative Applications of GIS in Geological Cartography, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 24-26 November 2003


Author: Stanislaw R. Ostaficzuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402035519

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 3125

The book contains private views of experts from various countries on the role of geological mapping in sustainable development. New technologies and concepts are presented, which are either awaiting for recognition by Geological Surveys, or are gradually applied in some survey. The target of the book is well worded in the "Summary and recommendations" elaborated by the Ad Hoc Committee at the Advanced Research Workshop on Innovative Geological Cartography, held under NATO sponsorship in Poland in November 2003. After the "Summaries" were issued by the end of 2003, the authors who presented their views at the Workshop, gave a revised version of their papers with more new ideas and material. Generally, the book is addressed to cartographers in Geological Surveys, geologists and geographers co-operating with landuse planners, ecologists and decision makers, who may learn about the state-of-the-art and the enormous information potential of the modern information technologies in Geosciences. The book, however, gives no methodological recipes but, as it was the authors' intention, may and shall be used as a guide-book in modernizing Information Technologies at the local, regional and national levels in Geosciences.