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Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

Book Description

Volcanic gas reservoirs are the new natural gas frontier. Once thought too complex, too harsh on the drilling bit, and too difficult to characterize, reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists alike now manage more advanced seismic and logging tools, making these "impossible" field developments possible. Bridging meaningful information about these complicated provinces and linking various unconventional methods and techniques, Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization:

  • Describes a set of leading-edge integrated volcanic gas reservoir characterization techniques, helping to ensure the effective development of the field
  • Reveals the grade and relationship of volcanic stratigraphic sequence
  • Presents field identification and prediction methods, and interpretation technology of reservoir parameters, relating these to similar complex fields such as shale

These innovative approaches and creative methods have been successfully applied to actual development of volcanic gas reservoirs. By sharing the methods and techniques used in this region with reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists all over the world, those with better understanding of these unconventional basins will begin to consider volcanic rock like any other reservoir.

  • Summarizes the research and explains detailed case studies of volcanic gas reservoir developments, showing the latest achievements and lessons learned
  • Supplies knowledge on volcanic gas reservoir basins to provide meaningful insight into similar complex reservoirs such as shale, coal bed methane, and heavy oil basins
  • Contains extensive methodology, strong practicality and high innovation, making this an ideal book for both the practicing and seasoned reservoir engineer and petroleum geologists working with complex reservoirs

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyrights
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface I
  7. Preface II
  8. Capsule summary
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Current status and significance of volcanic gas reservoir development
    2. 1.2 Geological features of volcanic gas reservoirs and challenges in reservoir characterization
    3. 1.3 Significance of volcanic gas reservoir characterization and its technical concept
  10. Chapter 2: Internal Architecture of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs
    1. 2.1 Concept and levels of volcanic rock internal architecture
    2. 2.2 Challenges and technical concepts for dissecting volcanic rock internal architecture
    3. 2.3 Identification and characterization of volcanic rock Formation
    4. 2.4 Identification and characterization of a volcanic edifice
    5. 2.5 Identification and characterization of a volcanic massif
    6. 2.6 Technical applications
  11. Chapter 3: Volcanic Rock Sequence Division and Stratigraphic Correlation
    1. 3.1 Concept and levels of volcanic rock sequence
    2. 3.2 Challenges and technical solutions
    3. 3.3 Volcanic rock sequence identification
    4. 3.4 Volcanic rock sequence division and stratigraphic correlation
  12. Chapter 4: Identification and Prediction of Volcanic Facies
    1. 4.1 Classification of volcanic facies
    2. 4.2 Research challenges and technical solutions
    3. 4.3 Single-well identification and classification
    4. 4.4 Profile identification
    5. 4.5 Planar prediction
    6. 4.6 Spatial prediction
    7. 4.7 Characterization of volcanic facies
    8. 4.8 Technological applications and effects
  13. Chapter 5: Lithological Identification and Prediction of Volcanic Rock
    1. 5.1 Challenges and solutions
    2. 5.2 Identification of volcanic lithology
    3. 5.3 Prediction of volcanic lithological distribution
    4. 5.4 Applications
  14. Chapter 6: Identification and Prediction of Fractures in Volcanic Reservoirs
    1. 6.1 Research challenges and technical solutions
    2. 6.2 Identification of fractures in volcanic reservoirs
    3. 6.3 Interpretation and evaluation of volcanic reservoir fracture parameters
    4. 6.4 Prediction of fractures in volcanic reservoirs
    5. 6.5 Technological applications
  15. Chapter 7: Parameter Interpretation for Fractured Volcanic Reservoirs
    1. 7.1 Challenges in parameter interpretation and technical solutions
    2. 7.2 Preprocessing of log data
    3. 7.3 Interpretation of the porosity of volcanic reservoirs
    4. 7.4 Interpretation of permeability in volcanic reservoirs
    5. 7.5 Techniques of gas saturation interpretation for volcanic rocks
    6. 7.6 Technical applications
  16. Chapter 8: Identification of Gas and Water Zones in Volcanic Gas Reservoirs
    1. 8.1 Research challenges and technical solutions
    2. 8.2 Geological logging and formation test identification
    3. 8.3 Well logging identification techniques
    4. 8.4 Volcanic gas layer and water zone identification: the comprehensive approach
  17. Chapter 9: Effective Reservoir Identification and Prediction
    1. 9.1 Research challenges and technical solutions
    2. 9.2 Identification of effective volcanic reservoirs
    3. 9.3 Prediction of effective volcanic reservoirs
    4. 9.4 Applications
  18. Chapter 10: Characterization of Accumulation-Permeation Units in Volcanic Gas Reservoirs
    1. 10.1 Concept and characterization of accumulation-permeation units
    2. 10.2 Identification and prediction of accumulation-permeation units
    3. 10.3 Characterization of accumulation-permeation units
    4. 10.4 Applications
  19. Chapter 11: Characterization of Microstructures of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs
    1. 11.1 Challenges and solutions
    2. 11.2 Characterization of reservoir spaces in volcanic gas reservoirs
    3. 11.3 Characterization of throats in volcanic gas reservoirs
    4. 11.4 Characterization of Accumulation-Permeation patterns in volcanic reservoirs
    5. 11.5 Characterization of the microproducing capacity for volcanic gas reservoirs
  20. Chapter 12: Geological Modeling for Volcanic Gas Reservoirs
    1. 12.1 Challenges in model building and technical solutions
    2. 12.2 Geological model Building for volcanic gas reservoirs
    3. 12.3 Applications and results
  21. Index