This book provides a succinct overview on the application of rate and pressure transient analysis in unconventional petroleum reservoirs. It begins by introducing unconventional reservoirs, including production challenges, and continues to explore the potential benefits of rate and pressure analysis methods. Rate transient analysis (RTA) and pressure transient analysis (PTA) are techniques for evaluating petroleum reservoir properties such as permeability, original hydrocarbon in-place, and hydrocarbon recovery using dynamic data. The brief introduces, describes and classifies both techniques, focusing on the application to shale and tight reservoirs. Authors have used illustrations, schematic views, and mathematical formulations and code programs to clearly explain application of RTA and PTA in complex petroleum systems. This brief is of an interest to academics, reservoir engineers and graduate students.
Amin Taghavinejad received his BSc in Petroleum Production Engineering from Science and Research Branch of IAU at Tehran, and his MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. He has extensive experience in several research and teaching positions, including his current role as Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Laboratory Specialist at the Petroleum University of Technology. He has authored and co-authored several journal and conference papers, as well as two books.
Professor Mehdi Ostadhassan
received his PhD in 2013 from University of North Dakota. He became an Associate Professor at the same university, before his current position as a Distinguished Professor at the Northeast Petroleum University in China. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal articles, over 30 conference papers, a book chapter and one book. He is a member of several professional societies, and is on the editorial board for several journals.
Reza Daneshfar gained his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Tehran, in 2014 and 2016 respectively. He is currently a PhD student in Petroleum Engineering at the Petroleum University of Technology. He has published over 15 journal and conference papers, and has authored one book.
Chapter 1. Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs.- Chapter 2. Unconventional Reservoir Engineering.- Chapter 3. Pressure Transient Analysis.- Chapter 4. Rate Transient Analysis.