Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Prentice Hall
Ronald E. Terry / J. Brandon Rogers  
Total pages
August 2014
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This book presents many real field examples demonstrating the use of material balance and history matching to predict reservoir performance. For the first time, this edition uses Microsoft Excel with VBA as its calculation tool, making calculations far easier and more intuitive for today's readers. Beginning with an introduction of key terms, detailed coverage of the material balance approach, and progressing through the principles of fluid flow, water influx, and advanced recovery techniques, this book will be an asset to students without prior exposure to petroleum engineering with this text updated to reflect modern industrial practice.


  • Covers reservoir fluid behavior, material balance concepts, fluid flow, mathematical techniques for predicting future oil well production, and more
  • Updated throughout, and includes new water flooding and EOR techniques
  • Includes real field examples demonstrating the use of the material balance and history matching to predict reservoir performance
  • Contains example problems with actual well data, updated end-of-chapter practice problems, and a complete case study combining concepts taught throughout the book
  • Uses the widely available Microsoft Excel with VBA for examples and problems

New to this Edition

This book has been extensively updated to reflect modern practices and technology, and to improve reader-friendliness with more extensive introductions to vocabulary and concepts.

Especially extensive content updates appear in sections on gas condensate reservoirs, water flooding, and enhanced oil recovery; a brief introduction to hydrofracturing has also been added.

All examples now utilize Microsoft Excel with VBA as the computational tool, making them more accessible to contemporary students.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering
  • Chapter 2: Review of Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Chapter 3: The General Material Balance Equation  
  • Chapter 4: Single-Phase Gas Reservoirs  
  • Chapter 5: Gas-Condensate Reservoirs
  • Chapter 6: Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs
  • Chapter 7: Saturated Oil Reservoirs  
  • Chapter 8: Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Reservoirs
  • Chapter 9: Water Influx
  • Chapter 10: The Displacement of Oil and Gas         
  • Chapter 11: Enhanced Oil Recovery  
  • Chapter 12: History Matching
  • Glossary
  • Index


Ronald E. Terry has taught chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Kansas; petroleum engineering at the University of Wyoming; and chemical engineering and technology and engineering education at Brigham Young University, earning teaching awards at each university. He has served as acting department chair, associate dean, and in BYU’s central administration. He researched enhanced oil recovery processes at Phillips Petroleum and is past president of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Rocky Mountain Section.


J. Brandon Rogers, project engineer at Murphy Oil Corporation, holds a degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University. There, he studied reservoir engineering using this text’s second edition.