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Unconventional oil and gas Resources Exploitation and Development

Edited by: Usman Ahmed , D. Nathan Meehan , Stephen A. Holditch

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498759403
eBook ISBN: 9781498759410
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b20059
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Book description

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry spending. This growth has prompted professionals experienced in conventional oil and gas exploitation and development to acquire practical knowledge of the unconventional realm.

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in the exploitation and development of unconventional resources. With an emphasis on shale, this book:

  • Addresses all aspects of the exploitation and development process, from data mining and accounting to drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and environmental issues
  • Offers in-depth coverage of sub-surface measurements (geological, geophysical, petrophysical, geochemical, and geomechanical) and their interpretation
  • Discusses the use of microseismic, fiber optic, and tracer reservoir monitoring technologies and JewelSuite? reservoir modeling software
  • Presents the viewpoints of internationally respected experts and researchers from leading exploration and production (E&P) companies and academic institutions
  • Explores future trends in reservoir technologies for unconventional resources development

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development aids geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, geomechanic specialists, and drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and reservoir engineers in the environmentally safe exploitation and development of unconventional resources like shale.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Foreword Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Characteristics of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Unconventional Basins and Plays—North America, the Rest of the World, and Emerging Basins Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Unconventional Resources Workflow—Exploitation and Development Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Seismic Reservoir Characterization Applications for Unconventional Resources Download PDF
Chapter  6a:  Integrating surface seismic, microseismic, rock properties and mineralogy in the Haynesville shale play Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Pilot Projects in Unconventional Resources Development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization of Source Rock Reservoirs Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Role of Geomechanical Engineering in Unconventional Resources Developments Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Laboratory Tests and Considerations to Complement the Overall Reservoir Understanding Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Unconventional Oil and Gas Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Art of Data Mining and Its Impact on Unconventional Reservoir Development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Unconventional Reserves and Resources Accounting and Booking Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Production Evaluation and Forecasting Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Drilling Systems for Unconventionals Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Multistage Completion Systems for Unconventionals Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Stimulation of Unconventional Reservoirs Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Flow Assurance Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Artificial Lift Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Monitoring Technologies—Microseismic, Fiber Optic, and Tracers Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Rejuvenating Unconventional Resources Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Environmental Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Resource Development Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Case Studies, Accessing JewelSuite™ Software and Data Download PDF
Chapter  24:  New Considerations and Future Trends in Reservoir Technologies for Unconventional Resources Development Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Epilogue Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Author_Biographies Download PDF
Terms_and__Definitions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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