Emerging Trends and Technologies in Petroleum Engineering
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752 colour illustrations, 105 colour tables
D. Nathan Meehan, Usman Ahmed
Table Of Contents
Foreword; Steve Holditch The Shale Revolution Industry Image Summary References Introduction; Usman Ahmed and I. Yucel Akkutlu Setting the Stage Mission and Scope Defining Unconventional Resources Chapter Summary The Way Forward References Characteristics of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources; Usman Ahmed and D. Nathan Meehan Foreword Introduction to Unconventional Resources Workflow to Address Unconventional Resource Development The Unconventional Resource Triangle Characteristics of Shale Oil and Gas Specific Considerations for Tight Oil and Gas Specific Considerations for Coalbed Methane References The Unconventional Basins and Plays-North America, the Rest of the World, and Emerging Basins; Robert Kennedy, Lucy Xin Luo, and Vello Kuuskra Introduction US Shale Gas, Oil Plays, and Basins Canada Shale Oil and Shale Gas Basins Major Shale Oil and Shale Gas Basins in Rest of the World References Unconventional Resources Workflow-Exploitation and Development; William Knecht and Shanna Sambol-Koseoglu Foreword Introduction Workflows in Unconventional Resource Development Challenges and Background The Common Solution The Ideal Solution Identify and Evaluate Resource Potential Build and Modify Reservoir Models Refine Resource Evaluation and Generate a Field Development Plan Determine the Optimal Horizontal Well Placement Achieve Drilling Precision and Efficiency Characterize the Lateral for Fracture Stage Placement Determine the Optimal Horizontal Hydraulic Fracture Stage Placement Design a Fracture Program and Treatment Microseismic Fracture Monitoring Services Optimize Production Flow Refracture to Improve Ultimate Recovery Holistic Approach to Water Management Conclusion Acknowledgments References Seismic Reservoir Characterization Applications for Unconventional Resources; Rob Mayer, Gabino Castillo, Kevin Chesser, Guy Oliver, Chi Vinh Ly, Simon Voisey, Norbert Van de Coevering, and Antoine Bouziat Introduction Overview of Surface Seismic Utilization in Unconventional Plays Seismic Survey Design and Acquisition Considerations Seismic Processing Seismic Attribute Interpretation Validation Techniques Case Study Conclusion Acknowledgments References Case Study Pilot Projects in Unconventional Resources Development; Michael A. Addis, Hans-Christian Freitag, and Alfredo Mendez Introduction Pilot Projects Pilot Project Design and Review to Capture Improvements Concluding Remarks and Future Trends References Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization of Source Rock Reservoirs; Matt W. Bratovich and Frank Walles Overview of Formation Evaluation Objectives for Reservoir Characterization of Source Rock Reservoirs Technologies Utilized for Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization of Source Rock Reservoirs Organic Carbon Quantification Lithology and Mineralogy Determination Porosity Determination Permeability Determination Fluid Saturation Determination Geological and Geomechanical Characterization Utilization of Formation Evaluation Results to Optimize Lateral Well Placement and Lateral Characterization for Stimulation Program Design References Role of Geomechanical Engineering in Unconventional Resources Developments; Michael A. Addis, Sanjeev Bordoloi, Javier A. Franquet, Patrick J. Hooyman, Robert S. Hurt, Julie E. Kowan, Abbas Khaksar, Neal B. Nagel, and See H. Ong Introduction Rock Characterization In-Situ Stress and Pore Pressure Characterization Wellbore Stability Geomechanical Engineering Considerations in Shale Stimulation Geomechanics Considerations in CBM Developments Conclusion and Future Trends References Laboratory Tests and Considerations to Complement the Overall Reservoir Understanding; Brian J. Davis, Russell Maharidge, and Joel Walls Introduction Reservoir Samples for Lab Analysis Unconventional Rock Types Core Preservation Laboratory Analyses Digital Rocks Methods for Mudstones: An Example from the Wolfcamp Formation Final Words Acknowledgments References Reservoir Engineering
Usman Ahmed is CTO of unconventional oil and gas resources technology and executive technical advisor to WellDog, and more recently, vice president and chief reservoir engineer at Baker Hughes. He previously worked for Schlumberger, TerraTek, and his own reservoir and production engineering consulting firm, Energy Resources International. He has two patents and more than three decades of petroleum engineering experience. He is a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) distinguished member, a recognized technical and professional industry leader, and the author and coauthor of more than 100 industry papers and textbooks. He was an SPE distinguished speaker in 2004-2005 and 2013-2014, and has been invited to numerous events as a keynote speaker and panelist. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. D. Nathan Meehan serves as senior executive advisor to Baker Hughes. He was previously president of CMG Petroleum Consulting, vice president of engineering for Occidental Oil and Gas, and general manager of exploration and production services for Union Pacific Resources. He was recently elected the 2016 president of the Society of Petroleum (SPE) Engineers. He is an SPE distinguished member with more than 38 years of experience in reservoir engineering, reserve estimation, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells. He holds a B.Sc. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. Widely published and highly decorated, Dr. Meehan is a licensed professional engineer in four states.