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Gas Reservoirs

Ali Ismet Kanlı

Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa

Member of the Editorial Boards of ten international journals and served as a reviewer in many international and national journals, referee in many international and national projects. He is a member of three national and eight international scientific associations.


Hydrocarbon Production Reservoir Fluids Behaviour Production Techniques Estimating Gas Reserves Geological Properties Geophysical Properties Maximum Recovery Reservoir Production Life Optimize Hydrocarbon Recovery Minimizing Capital Investments Minimizing Operating Expenses Optimizing Reservoir Performance

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An oil and gas reservoir is a formation of rock in which oil and natural gas have accumulated. The oil and gas are collected in small, connected pore spaces of rock and are trapped within the reservoir by adjacent and overlying, impermeable layers of rock. Conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs consist of three main parts: The source rock that contains the kerogen that the oil and gas form from, the reservoir rock is the porous, permeable rock layer or layers that hold the oil and gas and the caprock seals the top and sides so that the hydrocarbons are trapped in the reservoir, while water often seals the bottom. Reservoirs containing only free gas are termed gas reservoirs. Such a reservoir contains a mixture of hydrocarbons, which exists wholly in the gaseous state. Gas reservoirs may have water influx from a contiguous water-beating portion of the formation or maybe volumetric. Natural gas provides one with great value with minimum impact on the environment. With the ongoing energy needs of the world, the importance of natural gas is increasing tremendously in the global market.

This book will aim to gather all aspects of hydrocarbon reservoirs under the gas reservoir concept including reservoir characterization, reservoir modeling, reservoir engineering, and reservoir management.
Reservoir characterization is defined as the model that characterises the reservoirs based on their ability to store and produce hydrocarbons. They are used to indicate the reservoir fluids' behaviour under different circumstances and to find the optimal production techniques that can maximise production. Reservoir modeling is the process of creating a three-dimensional representation of a given reservoir based on its petrophysical, geological, and geophysical properties. These properties are defined during reservoir characterization where geoscientists and engineers gather all physical and chemical data to extrapolate those values throughout the reservoir. They can then create a three-dimensional model to be used for reservoir simulation. From a practical point of view, the integrated reservoir modeling represents now the most valuable technical approach for estimating the oil/gas reserves and computing the future production profiles, reducing the uncertainties always associated with the static and dynamic reservoir descriptions. Reservoir engineering is the formulation of development and production plans that will result in maximum recovery for a given set of economic, environmental, and technical constraints which is not a one-time activity but needs continual updating throughout the production life of a reservoir. Reservoir management is often defined as the allocation of resources to optimize hydrocarbon recovery from a reservoir while minimizing capital investments and operating expenses.

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Ali Ismet Kanlı

Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa

Prof. Dr. Ali Ismet Kanlı received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geophysical Engineering. In 1994, he graduated from Istanbul University, Institute of Science with an MSc, and in 1998, he completed his doctorate at the same institute. He began his academic career in 1992 as a research assistant in Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geophysical Engineering, Division of Applied Geophysics. He became an assistant professor in 2001, an associate professor in 2010, and a full professor in 2016 for the same division. Dr. Kanli is the head of the Applied Geophysics Division of the Geophysical Engineering Department. He has carried out and directed many international and national projects and has several national and international scientific publications to his credit. He is an editorial board member of ten international journals and a reviewer for many international and national journals. He has also been a referee in many international and national projects. Dr. Ali is a member of three national and eight international scientific associations. His areas of scientific interest include applied and near-surface geophysics, engineering and environmental geophysics, engineering seismology, exploration seismology, structural geophysics, earthquake engineering, geotechnical geophysics, borehole geophysics and well logging, alternative energy, and geothermal exploration.

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