Advanced Production Decline Analysis And Application

Paperback | February 5, 2015

byHedong SunEditorHedong Sun

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In recent years, production decline-curve analysis has become the most widely used tool in the industry for oil and gas reservoir production analysis. However, most curve analysis is done by computer today, promoting a "black-box" approach to engineering and leaving engineers with little background in the fundamentals of decline analysis. Advanced Production Decline Analysis and Application starts from the basic concept of advanced production decline analysis, and thoroughly discusses several decline methods, such as Arps, Fetkovich, Blasingame, Agarwal-Gardner, NPI, transient, long linear flow, and FMB. A practical systematic introduction to each method helps the reservoir engineer understand the physical and mathematical models, solve the type curves and match up analysis, analyze the processes and examples, and reconstruct all the examples by hand, giving way to master the fundamentals behind the software. An appendix explains the nomenclature and major equations, and as an added bonus, online computer programs are available for download. Understand the most comprehensive and current list of decline methods, including Arps, Fetkovich, Blasingame, and Agarwal-Gardner Gain expert knowledge with principles, processes, real-world cases and field examples Includes online downloadable computer programs on Blasingame decline type curves and normalized pseudo-pressure of gas wells

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In recent years, production decline-curve analysis has become the most widely used tool in the industry for oil and gas reservoir production analysis. However, most curve analysis is done by computer today, promoting a "black-box" approach to engineering and leaving engineers with little background in the fundamentals of decline analys...

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In recent years, production decline-curve analysis has become the most widely used tool in the industry for oil and gas reservoir production analysis. However, most curve analysis is done by computers, promoting a black-box approach to engineering and leaving engineers with little understanding of the fundamentals of decline analysis.A...

Dr. Hedong Sun received his PhD degree from Xi an Jiaotong University in 2004. Since 2004, he has been a Research Engineer in Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED)-Langfang Branch, which is the R&D center of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).Hedong has over 18 years of reservoir engineering exper...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 5, 2015Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Advanced Production Decline Analysis
Chapter 2 ARPS Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 3 Fetkovich Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 4 Blasingame Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 5 Agarwal-Gardner Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 6 NPI Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 7 Transient Decline Curves Analysis
Chapter 8 Decline Curves Analysis OF Long Linear Flow
Chapter 9 Dynamic Material Balance Method
Chapter 10 Decline Curves Analysis OF Horizontal Wells
Chapter 11 Decline Curves OF Complex Reservoir
Chapter 12 Methodology and Cases for Decline Curves Analysis
Appendix 1 Nomenclature (With China Statutory Units CSU)
Appendix 2 Commonly Used Units in Different Unit Systems
Appendix 3 Unit Conversions from China Statutory Units to Other Unit Systems
Appendix 4 Formulaw Commonly Used in the Main Text (With China Statutory Units CSU)
Appendix 5 Late Time Solution for a Well in a Two-Region Composite Reservior with a Closed Outer Boundary
Appendix 6 Late Time Solution for a Well in a Two-Layer Commingled Reservior with a Closed Outer Boundary
References
Index