Petroleum Engineering

Principles and Practice

  • J. S. Archer
  • C. G. Wall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 1-6
  3. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 7-19
  4. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 20-39
  5. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 40-61
  6. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 62-91
  7. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 102-121
  8. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 134-156
  9. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 157-172
  10. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 173-190
  11. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 191-217
  12. J. S. Archer, C. G. Wall
    Pages 218-232
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-362

About this book


The need for this book has arisen from demand for a current text from our students in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College and from post-experience Short Course students. It is, however, hoped that the material will also be of more general use to practising petroleum engineers and those wishing for aa introduction into the specialist literature. The book is arranged to provide both background and overview into many facets of petroleum engineering, particularly as practised in the offshore environments of North West Europe. The material is largely based on the authors' experience as teachers and consultants and is supplemented by worked problems where they are believed to enhance understanding. The authors would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who have helped in the preparation of this book by technical comment and discussion and by giving permission to reproduce material. In particular we would like to thank our present colleagues and students at Imperial College and at ERC Energy Resource Consultants Ltd. for their stimulating company, Jill and Janel for typing seemingly endless manuscripts; Dan Smith at Graham and Trotman Ltd. for his perseverence and optimism; and Lesley and Joan for believing that one day things would return to normality. John S. Archer and Colin G. Wall 1986 ix Foreword Petroleum engineering has developed as an area of study only over the present century. It now provides the technical basis for the exploitation of petroleum fluids in subsurface sedimentary rock reservoirs.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. S. Archer
    • 1
  • C. G. Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-86010-715-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9601-0
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Oil, Gas & Geosciences