Understanding Petroleum Reservoirs: towards an Integrated Reservoir Engineering and Geochemical Approach
Reservoir geochemistry can throw light on the origin of petroleum reservoir fluid heterogeneities at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. This information can be used to understand the formation and performance of petroleum accumulations, and is avaluable tool for exploration, development and production strategies. Key topics covered in this book include: analytical methods for the determination of fluid compositional heterogeneity; physical, chemical and numerical models for interpreting compositional differences in terms of basin history and reservoir connectivity; and application case studies.
There is now a significant potential for a new wave of development focused on component concentrations and a more evolutionary chemical model of reservoired petroleum. When coupled with integrative utilitarian reservoir charge/mixing/production numerical models, reservoir geochemistry can provide one of the most significant advances in exploration and production during the 21st century.
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