Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Xuetao Hu, Su Huang
    Pages 1-6
  3. Xuetao Hu, Su Huang
    Pages 7-164
  4. Fayang Jin
    Pages 465-506

About this book


This book introduces in detail the physical and chemical phenomena and processes during petroleum production. It covers the properties of reservoir rocks and fluids, the related methods of determining these properties, the phase behavior of hydrocarbon mixtures, the microscopic mechanism of fluids flowing through reservoir rocks, and the primary theories and methods of enhancing oil recovery. It also involves the up-to-date progress in these areas. It can be used as a reference by researchers and engineers in petroleum engineering and a textbook for students majoring in the area related with petroleum exploitation.


Capillary pressure Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) Flow through porous media Fluid property Irreducible oil Petroleum Reservoir Phase behavior Relative permeability Rock property Wettability

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuetao Hu
    • 1
  • Shuyong Hu
    • 2
  • Fayang Jin
    • 3
  • Su Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Oil & Natural Gas EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum University School of Oil & Natural Gas EngineeringChengduChina
  2. 2.School of Oil and Natural Gas EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.School of Oil and Natural Gas EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengduChina
  4. 4.and Gasfield CompPetroChina Southwest Oil and Gasfield CompChengduChina

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Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Oil, Gas & Geosciences