Integrated Reservoir Studies, by L. Cosentino. Institut Français du Pétrole Publications. Editions Technip, Paris, 2001, 336 pages, 172 figures, 10 tables. Cost: US $85 (English).

The notion of conducting a reservoir study in anything other than an “integrated” fashion is anathema to most currently practising geoscientists. The raw complexity attending the interplay of reservoir architecture and dynamic reservoir processes defies a simplistic, monotonic solution to creating a reliable and accurate model affording adequate predictions of future behaviour. Necessity dictates the inclusion of many viewpoints representing several facets of geology, geophysics, reservoir and production engineering, and other disciplines to formulate...

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