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Petroleum Production Systems, 2nd edition

  • Michael J. Economides
  • A Daniel Hill
  • Christine Ehlig-Economides
  • Ding Zhu

Published by Prentice Hall (September 25th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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Petroleum Production Systems

ISBN-13: 9780137031580

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Overview

  • The definitive guide to petroleum production systems for 16 years: now fully updated with the industry's most valuable new techniques!
  • Supports massive worldwide growth in the demand for petroleum engineers (even the older edition has shown substantial sales growth lately)
  • Contains extensive new coverage, including new techniques for hydraulic fracturing, sand and water management, and much more
  • Includes all-new examples and problems based on Excel and PPS, plus hundreds of new drawings, many of them 3D

Table of contents

Foreword         xv

Preface         xvii

About the Authors         xix

 

Chapter 1: The Role of Petroleum Production Engineering         1

1.1 Introduction   1

1.2 Components of the Petroleum Production System   2

1.3 Well Productivity and Production Engineering   11

1.4 Units and Conversions   15

References   18

 

Chapter 2: Production from Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs         19

2.1 Introduction   19

2.2 Steady-State Well Performance   19

2.3 Transient Flow of Undersaturated Oil   24

2.4 Pseudosteady-State Flow   26

2.5 Wells Draining Irregular Patterns   30

2.6 Inflow Performance Relationship   34

2.7 Effects of Water Production, Relative Permeability   37

2.8 Summary of Single-Phase Oil Inflow Performance Relationships   39

References   39

Problems   39

 

Chapter 3: Production from Two-Phase Reservoirs         41

3.1 Introduction   41

3.2 Properties of Saturated Oil   42

3.3 Two-Phase Flow in a Reservoir   53

3.4 Oil Inflow Performance for a Two-Phase Reservoir   55

3.5 Generalized Vogel Inflow Performance   56

3.6 Fetkovich’s Approximation   57

References   58

Problems   58

 

Chapter 4: Production from Natural Gas Reservoirs         61

4.1 Introduction   61

4.2 Correlations and Useful Calculations for Natural Gases   66

4.3 Approximation of Gas Well Deliverability   76

4.4 Gas Well Deliverability for Non-Darcy Flow   79

4.5 Transient Flow of a Gas Well   84

References   91

Problems   93

 

Chapter 5: Production from Horizontal Wells         95

5.1 Introduction   95

5.2 Steady-State Well Performance   97

5.3 Pseudosteady-State Flow   103

5.4 Inflow Performance Relationship for Horizontal Gas Wells   114

5.5 Two-Phase Correlations for Horizontal Well Inflow   115

5.6 Multilateral Well Technology   116

References   117

Problems   119

 

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