Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering (Second Edition) by B. C. Craft, M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry

By B. C. Craft, M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry

The most up-tp-date, utilized publication out there for petroleum engineers, geologists and others operating within the improvement and creation of oil and gasoline fields and people interested by the flow of floor water, this revised variation displays the advances made in reservoir engineering calculation recommendations. quite a few genuine global examples make clear the cloth, supplying the reservoir engineer with the sensible details to make utilized calculations.

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By B. C. Craft, M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry

The most up-tp-date, utilized publication out there for petroleum engineers, geologists and others operating within the improvement and creation of oil and gasoline fields and people interested by the flow of floor water, this revised variation displays the advances made in reservoir engineering calculation recommendations. quite a few genuine global examples make clear the cloth, supplying the reservoir engineer with the sensible details to make utilized calculations.

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6 cu cm at 213°F and 3250 psia. 80 psia and 82°F it has a volume of 70,860 cu cm. Then by Eq. 2 shows the method for estimating the gas deviation factor from its specific gravity. The method uses a correlation to estimate pseudocritical tempcrature and pressure values for a gas with a given specific gravity. The correlation was developed by Sutton on the basis of 264 different Sutton also conducted a regression gas samples and is shown in Fig. 9) Having obtained the pseudocritical values, the pseudoreduced pressure and temperature are calculated.

17%. 2 shows the variation in the volume of a reservoir fluid relative to the volume at the bubble point of 2695 psig, as measured in the laboratory. These relative volume factors (RVF) may be converted to formation volume factors if the formation volume factor at the bubble point is known. 2. 9985 2695 10000 V. 9960 volume yelativc to the volume at the bubble-point pressure Vb. 3. Isothermal Compressibility Sometimes it is desirable to work with values of the liquid compressibility rather than the formation or relative volume factors.

6134 Because the z-factor is on both sides of the equation, a trial-and-error solution is necessary to solve the Dranchuk and Abou-Kasscrn equation of state Any one of the number of iteration techniques can be used to assist in the trial-and-error procedure. One that is frequently used is the secant method35 which has the following iteration formula (LII) tin In IJ 1 To apply the secant method to the foregoing procedure, Eq. 12) The left-hand side of Eq. 12) becomes the function, f, and the z -factor becomes x The iteration procedure is initiated by choosing two values of the i-factor and calculating the corresponding values of the function, f.

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