Springer Theses

Evaluating Factors Controlling Damage and Productivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs

Authors: Bahrami, Nick

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Curtin University, Australia
  • This work is a comprehensive study, focused on the evaluation of tight gas reservoir productivity from different perspectives – geomechanics, petrophysics, production engineering, and reservoir engineering – and integrates the results from different approaches to better characterize and understand the factors that can affect well productivity. Based on the evaluations, optimum strategies are proposed for tight gas reservoirs
  • This is a unique study, presenting new practical knowledge and proposing new dynamic data analysis methods for the evaluation of tight gas reservoirs. The new practical methods introduced are examined and validated using simulation models; further, a number of field examples are presented to confirm the reliability of the proposed methodologies
  • Due to the operational limitations and costs of data acquisition in tight gas reservoirs, there is normally a major lack of data in tight gas field studies, causing uncertainties in evaluation results. In this work, various types of tight gas reservoirs data are presented, which can serve as the typical input data for other tight gas field studies where only limited data is available
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About this book

Tight gas reservoirs have very low permeability and porosity, which cannot be produced at economical flow rates unless the well is efficiently stimulated and completed using advanced and optimized technologies. Economical production on the basis of tight gas reservoirs is challenging in general, not only due to their very low permeability but also to several different forms of formation damage that can occur during drilling, completion, stimulation, and production operations.

This study demonstrates in detail the effects of different well and reservoir static and dynamic parameters that influence damage mechanisms and well productivity in tight gas reservoirs. Geomechanics, petrophysics, production and reservoir engineering expertise for reservoir characterization is combined with a reservoir simulation approach and core analysis experiments to understand the optimum strategy for tight gas development, delivering improved well productivity and gas recovery.

About the authors

Dr. Hassan Bahrami currently holds a Postdoctorate position and is the lecturer of practical petroleum engineering courses at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Curtin University, and also works as consultant reservoir engineer for Aurora Oil and Gas in Perth, Australia and Houston, USA. Prior to joining Curtin University (2009-present), he worked for Schlumberger Data Consultant Services as Borehole reservoir engineer (2003-2009). Bahrami has PhD in Petroleum Engineering, MSc in Reservoir Engineering, and BSc in Chemical Engineering.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction to Tight Gas Reservoirs

    Bahrami, Nick

    Pages 1-11

  • Tight Gas Reservoirs Characterisation for Dynamic Parameters

    Bahrami, Nick

    Pages 13-20

  • Tight Gas Reservoir Simulation

    Bahrami, Nick

    Pages 21-36

  • Tight Gas Field Example: Effect of Damage Mechanims on Well Productivity

    Bahrami, Nick

    Pages 37-50

  • Conclusions

    Bahrami, Nick

    Pages 51-53

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eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02481-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02480-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35240-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating Factors Controlling Damage and Productivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02481-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02481-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02480-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35240-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 53
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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