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Reservoir Simulation: Mathematical Techniques in Oil RecoveryReservoir Simulation: Mathematical Techniques in Oil Recovery

Zhangxin Chen

CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics 77

This book covers and expands upon material presented by the author at a CBMS-NSF Regional Conference during a ten-lecture series on multiphase flows in porous media and their simulation. It begins with an overview of classical reservoir engineering and basic reservoir simulation methods and then progresses through a discussion of types of flows—single-phase, two-phase, black oil (three-phase), single phase with multicomponents, compositional, and thermal.

The author provides a thorough glossary of petroleum engineering terms and their units, along with basic flow and transport equations and their unusual features, and corresponding rock and fluid properties. The practical aspects of reservoir simulation, such as data gathering and analysis, selection of a simulation model, history matching, and reservoir performance prediction, are summarized.

This book can be used as a text for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students in geology, petroleum engineering, and applied mathematics; as a reference book for geologists, petroleum engineers, and applied mathematicians; or as a handbook for practitioners in the oil industry. Prerequisites are calculus, basic physics, and some knowledge of partial differential equations and matrix algebra.

Table of Contents

Reservoir simulation, multiphase flow in porous media, computational methods, enhanced oil recovery, well modeling

About the Author
Zhangxin Chen is Foundation CMG Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada, and the Chang Jiang Chaired Professor at Xi’an Jiantong University, China. He has published over 150 journal articles, has authored or coedited eight books, and serves on numerous editorial boards.

2007 / xxviii + 219 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-40-5
List Price $91.50 / CBMS-SIAM Member Price $64.05 / Order Code CB77

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