Practical Petrophysics

Practical Petrophysics

by Elsevier Science

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Practical Petrophysics looks at both the principles and practice of petrophysics in understanding petroleum reservoirs. It concentrates on the tools and techniques in everyday use, and addresses all types of reservoirs, including unconventionals.

The book provides useful explanations on how to perform fit for purpose interpretations of petrophysical data, with emphasis on what the interpreter needs and what is practically possible with real data. Readers are not limited to static reservoir properties for input to volumetrics, as the book also includes applications such as reservoir performance, seismic attribute, geo-mechanics, source rock characterization, and more.

  • Principles and practice are given equal emphasis
  • Simple models and concepts explain the underlying principles
  • Extensive use of contemporary, real-life examples

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444632715
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/27/2015
Series: ISSN , #62
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 420
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Martin Kennedy started his career as a wireline logging engineer with Schlumberger and has been involved in some aspect of petrophysics ever since. After short spells working in research and government, he joined British Gas in 1991 and moved to Enterprise Oil five years later. He was Chief Petrophysicist at Enterprise from 1997 until the Shell takeover when he joined Petro-Canada, also as Chief Petrophysicist. He joined Woodside and moved to Perth in 2003 and was appointed Chief Petrophysicist eighteen months later. Over the next five years he worked on most of Woodside’s Australian and Overseas assets and at the same time implemented a range of improvements to Woodside’s Petrophysics capability. In 2008 he left to work as an independent consultant and now supports a wide range of organisations working throughout the world. His career has spanned everything from field developments to quick-look evaluations supporting new venture activity, operations and unitisation. He has worked in many of the classic petroleum provinces and has a lot of experience in what are generally considered the more difficult areas of petrophysics such as carbonates, fractured reservoirs and tight gas. Martin holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from Bristol University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Edinburgh University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Petrophysical Properties 3. Core and Other Real Rock Measurements 4. Logs Part I: General Characteristics and Passive Measurements 5. Logs Part II: Porosity, Resistivity and Other Tools 6. Introduction to Log Analysis: Shale Volume and Parameter Picking 7. Log Analysis I: Porosity 8. Log Analysis II: Water Saturation 9. Hydrocarbon Corrections 10. Fluid Distribution 11. Permeability Revisited 12. Complex Lithology 13. Thin Bed Pays: Dealing with the Limitations of Log Resolution 14. Geophysical Applications 15. Epilogue: High Angle Wells

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