Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Section I Overview

January 01, 1999


Optimum reservoir recovery and profitability result from guidance by an effective reservoir management plan. Success in developing the most appro-priate reservoir management plan requires knowledge and consideration of (1) the reservoir system, including rocks, fluids, and rock-fluid interactions, as well as wellbores and associated equipment and surface facilities; (2) the technologies available to describe, analyze, and exploit the reservoir; and (3) the business environment under which the plan will be developed and implemented. Reservoir management plans de-optimize with time as technology and the business environment change or as new reservoir information becomes available. Reservoir characterization is essential for planning appropriately scaled reservoir management plans.

BDM-Oklahoma and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) encourage operators with limited resources and experience to implement sound reservoir management techniques through cooperative research and development projects. In the three projects awarded, careful attention to reservoir context promotes a reservoir characterization effort that is sufficient for, but not in excess of what is necessary for, creating an effective reservoir management plan.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables


AAPG Memoir

Reservoir Characterization—Recent Advances

Richard A. Schatzinger
Richard A. Schatzinger
Search for other works by this author on:
John F. Jordan
John F. Jordan
Search for other works by this author on:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
Publication date:
January 01, 1999




Citing Books via

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal