Publisher description for Reservoir stimulation / editors, Michael J. Economides, Kenneth G. Nolte.

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Counter More than 13 years ago, the first edition of Reservoir Stimulation was published. The second edition followed in 1989 and contained substantial additions, updates and two new chapters. Planning for the third edition began in October 1994 in response to the demand for an updated version of the book. This new edition has been completely rewritten to reflect the changing technologies in the industry and contains 20 chapters written by 44 authors. It continues to provide an overview of reservoir stimulation from an all-encompassing engineering standpoint, an overview currently unavailable elsewhere. Reservoir Stimulation sets forth a rationalisation of stimulation using reservoir engineering concepts, and addresses topics such as formation characterisation, hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing. Formation damage, which refers to a loss in reservoir productivity, is also examined comprehensively. This extensive reference work remains essential reading for petroleum industry professionals involved in the important activities of reservoir evaluation, development and management, who require invaluable skills in the application of the techniques described for the successful exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. Contributors to this volume are among the most recognized authorities in their individual technologies. The editors are grateful for their participation and thank clients, academic institutions and other organizations for supporting the completion of this text.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Oil fields Production methods, Oil wells Hydraulic fracturing