Understanding Oil and Gas Shows and Seals in the Search for Hydrocarbons

Authors: Dolson, John

Free Preview
  • A unique guide to how to use currently available oil and gas show information
  • Closes the gap between interpretive understanding of hydrocarbon shows by computer applications and seismic interpretation, and rigorous testing with fundamental information from the wells themselves
  • Examples of spreadsheets used to facilitate quantitative analysis are included
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29710-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29708-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80632-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book explains in detail how to use oil and gas show information to find hydrocarbons.  It covers the basics of exploration methodologies, drilling and mud systems, cuttings and mud gas show evaluation, fundamental log analysis, the pitfalls of log-calculated water saturations, and a complete overview of the use of pressures to understand traps and migration, hydrodynamics, and seal and reservoir quantification using capillary pressure.  Also included are techniques for quickly generating pseudo-capillary pressure curves from simple porosity/permeability data, with examples of how to build spreadsheets in Excel, and a complete treatment of fluid inclusion analysis and fluid inclusion stratigraphy to map migration pathways. In addition, petroleum systems modeling and fundamental source rock geochemistry are discussed in depth, particularly in the context of unconventional source rock evaluation and screening tools for entering new plays.  The book is heavily illustrated with numerous examples and case histories from the author’s 37 years of exploration experience. The topics covered in this book will give any young geoscientist a quick start on a successful career and serve as a refresher for the more experienced explorer.

 

 

About the authors

John C. Dolson, Director, DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC and Senior Geological Advisor, Delonex Energy (London). He has 35+ year’s oil and gas exploration both domestic and international. He has served as Vice President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2006/2007), and was Senior Geological Advisor for TNK-BP (Russia), Amoco/BP before starting DSP Geosciences in 2008. Mr. Dolson has  supervised hundreds of geoscientists and has been responsible for prospect generation as well as training and development, with 15 years spent living abroad (Egypt, London, and Moscow).  He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami (Fla), Colorado State University, Royal Holloway University (London) and geological advisor to Moscow State University and Tyumen State University (Russia). He has an extensive publications list including several landmark papers for AAPG dealing with stratigraphic traps and regional petroleum potential assessment and has authored books on Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument in 1982 and on unconformity analysis with the Rock Mountain Association of Geologists in 1994.  

Reviews

“It becomes an easy reference guide for earth scientists who have practiced their “art” for many years as well as the industry newcomer. … the book is a map on how to improve the search for hydrocarbons. The content of this book will be invaluable to our industry for years to come. The author has done us a great service.” (John B. Thomas, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 101 (8), August, 2017)

“Mr. Dolson’s book is a long overdue work, filling a critical knowledge gap that has spanned decades of exploration and has resulted in billions of dollars in dry holes. … His years of experience with major oil companies, as well as teaching and consulting, provide an exceptional perspective on this critically important subject. … this book is an absolute must read and keep for explorationists at all levels as well as managers and engineers. … this book is highly recommended.” (David Blanchard, GEOExPro, Vol. 14 (3), May, 2017)

“This is intended as a text for professional geologists beginning a career in oil and gas exploration. The work is based on the author’s more than three decades of experience, mostly in Egypt, India, and Russia. … book is divided into nine chapters, each leading with an abstract and ending with a summary and references. Chapters are profusely illustrated with charts, diagrams, and occasional photos, mostly clear and easily readable … . Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; professionals.” (P. Larsen, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29710-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29708-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80632-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Oil and Gas Shows and Seals in the Search for Hydrocarbons
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29710-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29710-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29708-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80632-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 486
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 315 illustrations in colour
Topics