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The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition): 36 (Developments in Petroleum Science) [Paperback]

L. P. Dake
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9 May 1997 0444506713 978-0444506719 Rev
This revised edition of the bestselling Practice of Reservoir Engineering has been written for those in the oil industry requiring a working knowledge of how the complex subject of hydrocarbon reservoir engineering can be applied in the field in a practical manner. Containing additions and corrections to the first edition, the book is a simple statement of how to do the job and is particularly suitable for reservoir/production engineers as well as those associated with hydrocarbon recovery. This practical book approaches the basic limitations of reservoir engineering with the basic tenet of science: Occam's Razor, which applies to reservoir engineering to a greater extent than for most physical sciences - if there are two ways to account for a physical phenomenon, it is the simpler that is the more useful. Therefore, simplicity is the theme of this volume. Reservoir and production engineers, geoscientists, petrophysicists, and those involved in the management of oil and gas fields will want this edition.

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  • Paperback: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV; Rev edition (9 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0444506713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0444506719
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 567,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...This book is particularly suitable for the hard pressed reservoir/production engineers in its advice, illustrated with 27 examples and exercises based mainly on actual field developments. Inis/Energy ...intended for those in the oil industry requiring a working knowledge of how the subject of hydrocarbon reservoir engineering can be applied in the field. Geo Abstracts Malcolm Pye ...This book tells you all you need to know about reservoir engineering. ...written with (a) wit and style. .. It's a practical book with special emphasis on the offshore, concerned with processes on the scale of "hillsides" not coreplugs. It begins with an introduction inspired by the absence of the word "reservoir" in Daniel Yergin's history of the oil industry, "The Prize". Armed only with Occam's Razor, Laurie tackles the observations, assumptions and calculations that underpin the subject while offering career advice en route - the best time to move jobs is when appraisal has finished and before development begins! ...Chapter 5 is Laurie's masterpiece, 150 pages on waterdrive which could be published as a book in its own right. Drawing on examples from the North Sea, "the biggest laboratory ever for the study of waterdrive" it demolishes the misconceptions that have grown up over relative permeability curves and stresses the importance of the fractional flow equation in understanding fluid displacement. The section on the effects of vertical permeability distributions on waterflooding should be required reading for every oil company geologist. PES GB

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Reservoir engineering shares the distinction with geology in being one of the great "underground sciences" of the oil industry, attempting to describe what occurs in the wide open spaces of the reservoir between the sparse points of observation - the wells. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic and practical 21 Jan 2003
If there is such a thing as a great analytical reservoir engineering read this is it. Dake makes a complex subject understandable, practical and at times humorous. If you are actually going to some PE work then this is one to have in the filing cabinet.
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In the age of multiple stochastic realisations and intelligent fields it is remarkable how relevant Dake's two books remain. For a consultant engineer travelling light these e-book versions are just what you need and well worth the price. 'Practice' comes at the subject from a much more hands on point of view with worked examples of different analytical methods. These tools complement simulation and provide insight into the physics of reservoir performance. I knocked a star off because the books pre-date unconventionals. Laurie Dake is still missed by the industry - a book by him on unconventional reservoirs would sell like hot cakes just now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A grand legacy 19 Mar 2002
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This book is all that one would expect from Dake, and more. The long awaited update bridges the gaps left as technology has moved on since the original publication. Unfortunately Laurie is no longer with us and this publication is one of many fitting and lasting legacies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Goldmine of a Book 17 Dec 2002
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One of the few true "must read" books in the field.
Mr. Dake's book is unique -- reading it is like working side-by-side with an exceptionally intelligent, erudite, experienced engineer. Despite the author's wry conversational style, this is not a light volume that can be absorbed by speed-reading. The author is sharing decades worth of real-world experience, and it merits close study.
For example, after all the thick volumes that have been written on oil well testing, who would expect that there could be anything left to say? Yet Dake's approach to well testing is eye-opening, and will certainly influence this engineer's approach to designing & interpreting well tests.
Experienced engineers may find themselves wanting to argue with some of the author's opinions & recommendations, but they will conclude that the time they invested in studying this book was well spent.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Workable Handbook 24 Oct 2005
By Eddy Prayitno S. Ir - Published on
Most books on Reservoir Engineering are very university-Academic oriented and its up to us field engineers to decide wether such theories are workable or not in actual practice.

The Practice is a book that might be ranked as a handbook for applicable usage, especially offshore where economics dictates most decision making.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 July 2014
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A hand tool for all RE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely the best 8 Mar 2007
By Pedro Luis Solorzano Reyes - Published on
Dake really were in his best moment to known something and wrote down, here you can find out the state of the art, even now at 2007 of how to do the things in reservoir engineering, planning, following, just read it, you do not loose nothing, always win.
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