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i} { a | Schlumberger tye ee TAC BEREEOS aaa imal ETAL fal = = se , | || a ra = a a El Reservoir and Production Fundamentals FOREWORD ‘The study of Petroleum Engineering covers a broad spectrum of geology, physics and applied mathematics spanning the geological processes by which hydrocarbons are formed and accumulated into reservoirs, the properties of reservoir rocks and the behavior of formation oil, water and gases during the process of extraction. ‘This booklet was distilled from the mass of literature available on the subject with the objective of providing the incaming engineer with an overall view of the industry and with the fundamentals of reservoir and production that a Schlumberger general field engineer requires. ‘The reservoir and wells are interacting elements of a composite system in which the well provides access to the reservoir and is the means by which measurements (and our revenues) are made. Considerable emphasis is placed on well perform ance and testing as these are areas of direct involvement with our Production Jogging and well completion services. With the advent of camputor log processing, field integrated log analysis has becone possible and reservoir mapping of reserves is a developing extention of our logging activities into reservoir managenent. The study of fractured reservoirs would normally be considered beyond the scope of an introductory petroleum engineering course. However, due to the great importance of this unconventional type reservoir to Middle East oil production, Chapter 10, written by Prof. Van Gold Racht of the University of Trodheim, has been included summarizing the subject. We would like to thank Manfred Wittmann and Dr. G. Stewart of EHS Marketing PR for their help in reviewing the draft of this booklet. fy, Aitken MFA July 1980