Practical Reservoir Simulation

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This book uses a descriptive style on how to practically carry out reservoir simulations, written by a seasoned practicing simulation engineer. Mathematical development is kept to a minimum since this is covered in depth in many books and the literature. In particular, the author shows how to link geology and simulation input-the most critical aspect of successful reservoir simulation. The book covers all of the fundamental techniques that are unique to reservoir simulation, such as pseudo relative permeability. The second half of the book describes advanced studies, compositional modelling, hydraulically fractured and horizontal wells, EOR processe and thermal simulation with a heavy emphasis on steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).

Features & Benefits

  • Material is presented in an easy to understand manner
  • Teaches the critical link between geology and simulation input
  • Provides years of experience on how to screen input data in depth
  • Starts with the basics and then proceeds to advance simulation
  • Shows how to evaluate studies conducted by others


  • Engineers
  • Geoscientists
  • Technicians
  • Service company representatives
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone looking to gain insights into shale characteristics and analysis
  • Students

About the Author

Mike Carlson founded Applied Reservoir Engineering Ltd., a petroleum engineering consulting firm specializing in reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, and economic evaluations. He has more than 20 years experience in the petroleum industry, working for such corporations as AMOCO Canada Petroleum Company Ltd. Home Oil, Scientific Software-Intercomp, and McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. He has taught various international short courses in the use of production and exploitation simulation software. Carlson has authored more than 15 different technical papers and is a member of SPE, APEGGA, the Canadian Well Logging Society, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. He has served as Technical Program Committee Chairman for the Canadian Institute of Mining; Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM); Conference Cochairman for the Canadian International Petroleum Conference; Director of the National Board of the Petroleum Society of CIM; and on the Industry Advisory Committee for the University of Regina Petroleum Engineering. He is currently a topic coordinator on the Editorial Review Board for the JCPT.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 516
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9780878148035

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