Petroleum Engineering Handbook, Volume V: Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics

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The Petroleum Engineering Handbook has long been recognized as a valuable, comprehensive reference book that offers practical day-to-day applications for students and experienced engineering professionals alike. The Petroleum Engineering Handbook is a series of 7 volumes sold individually or as a complete set.

Volume V: Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics is an essential reference for reservoir engineers. Learn how to acquire and interpret data that describe reservoir rock and fluid properties; understand and predict fluid flow in the reservoir; estimate reserves and calculate project economics; simulate reservoir performance; and measure the effectiveness of a reservoir management system. 

About the Author

Edward D. Holstein is a retired coordinator in Exxon's Houston headquarters Production Department. During his tenure with Exxon, he served as a liaison between research and production groups, performed technical review of major capital projects, and review of reservoir performance. He also developed, monitored, and participated in reservoir engineering training, managed groups associated with the company's reserve records and technical computer applications, including an automated production tracking system.

Prior to joining Exxon, in 1955, Holstein was employed by Carter Oil Company (later merged with Humble to become Exxon). His work with Carter was interrupted when he reported to the US Army, serving two years active duty with the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, with most of his time serving as head of the metallurgical lab at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, leaving as a First Lieutenant. Upon returning to Carter, Holstein worked in reservoir surveillance, facility design, well completion planning, artificial lift design, and field operations.

Since retirement, Holstein has been involved in multiple consulting projects and as editor of the reservoir section in the update of the SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook and the SPE Waterflooding Monograph.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Holstein graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and from the University of Oklahoma in 1955 with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Larry W. Lake is the Shahid and Sharon Ullah Endowed Chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served on the faculty of the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering since 1978. He obtained a B.S.E. from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Rice University, both in chemical engineering. He is a world-famous expert in reservoir engineering, geochemistry, fluid flow in porous media and enhanced oil recovery.

Type: Softcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 1640
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9781555631208

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