Properties of Petroleum Fluids, 3rd Edition

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Author: William D. McCain, Jr.

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703732

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

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Petroleum can exist as either a liquid or a gas, either in the reservoir or on the trip to the surface. These properties are the basis for the chemistry of petroleum. This long-awaited new edition to William D. McCain’s acclaimed text expands on the various compounds of this essential hydrocarbon. It includes new chapters on petroleum gas condensates and volatile oils, while the discussion on oilfield waters is extended. A vital resource for petroleum engineering students, The Properties of Petroleum Fluids, third edition, is equally useful as a reference for practicing engineers. New Features: Two new chapters on gas condensates A new chapter on volatile oils A simplified explanation of phase behavior and an extended discussion of oilfield waters An expanded review of the components of petroleum and the methods of determining its composition

The Properties of Petroleum Fluids

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Author: William D. McCain

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878143351

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 548

View: 4842

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.

Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids, Second Edition

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Author: Karen Schou Pedersen,Peter L. Christensen,Jawad Azeem Shaikh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439852278

Category: Science

Page: 465

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Developed in conjunction with several oil companies using experimental data for real reservoir fluids, Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids introduces industry standard methods for modeling the phase behavior of petroleum reservoir fluids at different stages in the process. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, this book discusses sampling, characterization, compositional analyses, and equations of state used to simulate various pressure–volume–temperature (PVT) properties of reservoir fluids. Featuring new figures, references, and updates throughout, this Second Edition: Adds simulation results for PVT data obtained with the PC-SAFT equation Describes routine and EOR PVT experiments with enhanced procedural detail Expands coverage of sampling, compositional analyses, and measurement of PVT data Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids, Second Edition supplies a solid understanding of the phase behavior of the various fluids present in a petroleum reservoir, providing practical knowledge essential for achieving optimal design and cost-effective operations in a petroleum processing plant.

Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations

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Author: William D. McCain,John Paul Spivey,Christopher P. Lenn

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 159370187X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

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Large sets of petroleum fluid data exist for the various reservoir conditions and properties that occur in practice.

Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations, written by three internationally well-known and respected petroleum engineers, is the result of years of exhaustive research that gathered data sets from databases all over the world. The data were then compared against the results of many published correlations of fluid properties in order to find the ""best in class"" required in the petroleum industry. Those findings are offered in this new book as recommended use in reservoir engineering calculations. The data sets cover natural gases, reservoir oils and reservoir waters (brines).

Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations will prove to be a valuable resource for reservoir engineers, production engineers who need to determine which set of correlation equations are most useful for their work, and graduate-level reservoir engineering courses.

Petroleum Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties, Second Edition

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Author: Abhijit Y. Dandekar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439876363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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A strong foundation in reservoir rock and fluid properties is the backbone of almost all the activities in the petroleum industry. Suitable for undergraduate students in petroleum engineering, Petroleum Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties, Second Edition offers a well-balanced, in-depth treatment of the fundamental concepts and practical aspects that encompass this vast discipline. New to the Second Edition Introductions to Stone II three-phase relative permeability model and unconventional oil and gas resources Discussions on low salinity water injection, saturated reservoirs and production trends of five reservoir fluids, impact of mud filtrate invasion and heavy organics on samples, and flow assurance problems due to solid components of petroleum Better plots for determining oil and water Corey exponents from relative permeability data Inclusion of Rachford-Rice flash function, Plateau equation, and skin effect Improved introduction to reservoir rock and fluid properties Practice problems covering porosity, combined matrix-channel and matrix-fracture permeability, radial flow equations, drilling muds on fluid saturation, wettability concepts, three-phase oil relative permeability, petroleum reservoir fluids, various phase behavior concepts, phase behavior of five reservoir fluids, and recombined fluid composition Detailed solved examples on absolute permeability, live reservoir fluid composition, true boiling point extended plus fractions properties, viscosity based on compositional data, and gas-liquid surface tension Accessible to anyone with an engineering background, the text reveals the importance of understanding rock and fluid properties in petroleum engineering. Key literature references, mathematical expressions, and laboratory measurement techniques illustrate the correlations and influence between the various properties. Explaining how to acquire accurate and reliable data, the author describes coring and fluid sampling methods, issues related to handling samples for core analyses, and PVT studies. He also highlights core and phase behavior analysis using laboratory tests and calculations to elucidate a wide range of properties.

Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids

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Author: Ryen Caenn,HCH Darley,George R. Gray

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0123838592

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

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The petroleum industry in general has been dominated by engineers and production specialists. The upstream segment of the industry is dominated by drilling/completion engineers. Usually, neither of those disciplines have a great deal of training in the chemistry aspects of drilling and completing a well prior to its going on production. The chemistry of drilling fluids and completion fluids have a profound effect on the success of a well. For example, historically the drilling fluid costs to drill a well have averaged around 7% of the overall cost of the well, before completion. The successful delivery of up to 100% of that wellbore, in many cases may be attributable to the fluid used. Considered the "bible" of the industry, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids, first written by Walter Rogers in 1948, and updated on a regular basis thereafter, is a key tool to achieving successful delivery of the wellbore. In its Sixth Edition, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids has been updated and revised to incorporate new information on technology, economic, and political issues that have impacted the use of fluids to drill and complete oil and gas wells. With updated content on Completion Fluids and Reservoir Drilling Fluids, Health, Safety & Environment, Drilling Fluid Systems and Products, new fluid systems and additives from both chemical and engineering perspectives, Wellbore Stability, adding the new R&D on water-based muds, and with increased content on Equipment and Procedures for Evaluating Drilling Fluid Performance in light of the advent of digital technology and better manufacturing techniques, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids has been thoroughly updated to meet the drilling and completion engineer's needs. Explains a myriad of new products and fluid systems Cover the newest API/SI standards New R&D on water-based muds New emphases on Health, Safety & Environment New Chapter on waste management and disposal

The Acquisition & Divestiture of Petroleum Property, Second Edition

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Author: Jim Haag,Gene Wiggins

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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In the new edition of The Acquisition & Divestiture of Petroleum Property, authors Jim Haag and Gene Wiggins have thoroughly revised and expanded upon the comprehensive first edition. This book is a primer for anyone involved in the acquisition or divestiture of petroleum property. It provides guidance from the initial decision by a company to either purchase or sell property in any stage of its life cycle, whether it is conventional or unconventional production, or if the property is located in the United States or in an international setting. With new case studies and an improved format, this book will benefit anyone involved in the transaction process, from geologists, landmen, reservoir engineers, and evaluation engineers to managers of acquisitions, financial institutions, and oil and gas investors. In the second edition, learn to: Consider geology and basin location in property analysis Determine oil and gas reserves volumes with reservoir engineering methods Assess property value and risk factors Analyze unconventional resources and reserves Determine market value from pricing cycles and recent transactions Review challenges to acquire properties outside the United States

Working Guide to Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow

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Author: Tarek Ahmed

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9781856179010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Working Guide to Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow provides an introduction to the properties of rocks and fluids that are essential in petroleum engineering. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 discusses the classification of reservoirs and reservoir fluids. Part 2 explains different rock properties, including porosity, saturation, wettability, surface and interfacial tension, permeability, and compressibility. Part 3 presents the mathematical relationships that describe the flow behavior of the reservoir fluids. The primary reservoir characteristics that must be considered include: types of fluids in the reservoir, flow regimes, reservoir geometry, and the number of flowing fluids in the reservoir. Each part concludes with sample problems to test readers knowledge of the topic covered. Critical properties of reservoir rocks Fluid (oil, water, and gas) PVT relationships Methods to calculate hydrocarbons initially in place Dynamic techniques to assess reservoir performance Parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time

Physics of Petroleum Reservoirs

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Author: Xuetao Hu,Shuyong Hu,Fayang Jin,Su Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662550261

Category: Science

Page: 506

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This book introduces in detail the physical and chemical phenomena and processes during petroleum production. It covers the properties of reservoir rocks and fluids, the related methods of determining these properties, the phase behavior of hydrocarbon mixtures, the microscopic mechanism of fluids flowing through reservoir rocks, and the primary theories and methods of enhancing oil recovery. It also involves the up-to-date progress in these areas. It can be used as a reference by researchers and engineers in petroleum engineering and a textbook for students majoring in the area related with petroleum exploitation.

Petrophysics

Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties

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Author: Djebbar Tiab,Erle C. Donaldson

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0123838487

Category: Science

Page: 950

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Introduction to Mineralogy -- Introduction to Petroleum Geology -- Porosity and Permeability -- Formation Resistivity and Water Saturation -- Capillary Pressure -- Wettability -- Applications of Darcy's Law -- Naturally Fractured Reservoirs -- Effect of Stress on Reservoir Rock Properties -- Fluid-Rock Interactions -- Modeling and Simulations -- Appendix.

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

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Author: L.P. Dake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080568980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

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"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.

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

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Author: John R. Fanchi,Richard L. Christiansen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119193443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Presents key concepts and terminology for a multidisciplinary range of topics in petroleum engineering Places oil and gas production in the global energy context Introduces all of the key concepts that are needed to understand oil and gas production from exploration through abandonment Reviews fundamental terminology and concepts from geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, production and reservoir engineering Includes many worked practical examples within each chapter and exercises at the end of each chapter highlight and reinforce material in the chapter Includes a solutions manual for academic adopters

The Practice of Reservoir Engineering

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Author: L.P. Dake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

View: 7041

The Practice of Reservoir Engineering has been written for those in the oil industry requiring a working knowledge of how the complex subject of hydrocarbon reservoir engineering can be applied in the field in a practical manner. The book is a simple statement of how to do the job and is particularly suitable for reservoir/production engineers and is illustrated with 27 examples and exercises based mainly on actual field developments. It will also be useful for those associated with the subject of hydrocarbon recovery. Geoscientists, petrophysicists and those involved in the management of oil and gas fields will also find it particularly relevant. The new http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/isbn/0444506705 Practice of Reservoir Engineering Revised Edition will be available soon.

Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition

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Author: Norman Hyne Ph.D.

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 769

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Norman Hyne's comprehensive upstream petroleum dictionary has been thoroughly updated, with more than 8,000 new definitions and entries. Covering everything in the upstream oil and gas sector, this new second edition also covers land, legal, accounting and finance terms. Written in easy-to-understand language with more than 100 illustrations, the second edition of Dr. Hyne's dictionary offers the ultimate book for everyone regardless of technical background.

PVT and Phase Behaviour Of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids

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Author: Ali Danesh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080540054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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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.

Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

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Author: Abbas Firoozabadi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070220713

Category: Nature

Page: 355

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The main issue in hydrocarbon reservoirs is the recovery of oil from underground. If a hole (.e., a well) is punched and nothing else is done one may produce only 20% of the oil. The Hole may fail and collapse. Thermodynamics provides a theoretical framework for efficient hydrocarbon exploration. It also helps to keep a well wide open. Crude oil consists of million of components and a change in pressure or temperature may cause the formation of solids, which can plug the medium. Again thermodynamics can tell you what to do. We can use thermodynamics models to increase oil recovery in hydrocarbon reservoir from 20% to 50% percent. Thermodynamic models can also be used for the design of processing plants in chemical industries and gas processing industries. The main goal of the book is to provide an in-depth- thermodynamic framework for solving certain petroleum and chemical engineering problems. The thermodynamic framework is also useful for solving certain problems in other engineering disciplines as well as in physics and chemistry.

Reservoir Engineering Handbook

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Author: Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780080966670

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1472

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Reorganized for easy use, Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides an up-to-date reference to the tools, techniques, and science for predicting oil reservoir performance even in the most difficult fields. Topics covered in the handbook include: Processes to enhance production Well modification to maximize oil and gas recovery Completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications. • Fundamental for the advancement of reservoir engineering concepts • Step-by-step field performance calculations • Easy to understand analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • Step-by-step analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • New chapter on fractured reservoirs

Thermal Properties and Temperature-Related Behavior of Rock/Fluid Systems

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Author: W.H. Somerton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080868950

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book brings together for the first time the results of research on the thermal properties and temperature-related behavior of rocks with their contained fluids, under subsurface environmental conditions. These data are of increasing importance with increased application of underground processes involving high temperature and, in some cases, low temperature environments. Some of the important processes are described in which thermal data are needed. Chapters deal with thermal properties of rocks, including heat capacities, thermal conductivities and thermal diffusivities under conditions simulating subsurface environments. Discussion about the difficulty in measuring thermal properties of rock/fluid systems is included along with newly-developed models for predicting thermal properties from more-easily measured properties. The effects of thermal reactions in rocks, differential thermal expansion, and thermal alterations are discussed in separate chapters. The effects of temperature on rock properties, as distinct from the irreversible effects of heating, are reviewed. Lastly the book deals with wellbore applications of thermal and high-temperature behavior of rocks and methods of deducing thermal properties from geophysical logs run in boreholes. Appendices include thermal units conversion factors and thermal properties of some typical reservoir rocks and fluids.