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Multiprobe Pressure Testing and Reservoir Characterization

  • 1st Edition
  • Wilson C Chin
  • Wilson C Chin
  • April 1, 2024
  • English
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Multiprobe Pressure Testing and Reservoir Characterization: Pressure Transient, Contamination, Liquid and Gas Pumping Analysis provides much-needed three-dimensional pressure transient simulators for job planning and data interpretation in well logging. First, discussions on fundamental concepts present fluid sampling, pressure transient and contamination analysis; physical concepts and numerical approaches; and multiprobe model formulations and validations. Other sections cover four-probe algorithms, including conventional, overbalanced, and underbalanced drilling applications. The final section addresses triple-probe algorithms, which includes coupled models for pressure and contamination convergence acceleration.Notably, Chapter 10 explains how the multiprobe tool’s focus on characterizing permeability will promote better use of the reservoir as well as assist with energy storage in underground rock, demonstrating how multiprobe tools also facilitate the energy transition from fossil fuels to sustainable geothermal energy. The book's mathematical methods are described in a straightforward manner with numerous example calculations and applications demonstrating the practical utility of the approaches. This book is an invaluable reference for petroleum geologists and engineers involved in geothermal and conventional reservoir characterization and simulation.
Multiprobe Pressure Testing and Reservoir Characterization

Mitigation and Adaptation of Urban Overheating

  • 1st Edition
  • Nasrin Aghamohammadi + 1 more
  • Nasrin Aghamohammadi and Mattheos Santamouris
  • March 22, 2024
  • English
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Mitigation and Adaptation of Urban Overheating: The Impact of Warmer Cities on Climate, Energy, Health, Environmental Quality, Economy, and Quality of Life analyzes and presents all existing relative studies to investigate the global magnitude and characteristics of the ambient temperature drop and the reduction of the heat burden resulting from modified climate conditions due to the implementation of urban mitigation and adaptation technologies and policies. Sections discuss urban overheating, urban heat mitigation, governance, anthropogenic heat emissions, adaptation and adaptation technologies and their impacts on urban environmental quality, urban health, energy supply and demand, low-income and aged populations, the economy of cities.Additional sections incorporate recent developments on urban climatology, urban overheating, mitigation and adaptation technologies.
Mitigation and Adaptation of Urban Overheating

Petrophysics

  • 5th Edition
  • Djebbar Tiab + 1 more
  • Djebbar Tiab and Erle C. Donaldson
  • March 18, 2024
  • English
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Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties, Fifth Edition is a seminal text on the field that delivers information for reservoir engineers, production engineers, and geoscience students who need to understand rock-fluid interactions in order to maximize reservoir performance and minimize emissions and environmental impacts. This new edition lays a foundation to petroleum geology, including an overview of pre- and post- carbon emission concerns, porosity and permeability, formation resistivity and water saturation, capillary pressure, wettability, applications of Darcy’s Law, naturally fractured reservoirs, stress effects on reservoir rock, reservoir characterization and well logs, and more.Each chapter synthesizes relevant theory, studies and advances, methods, procedures, calculations, definitions, exercises and assignments designed to reinforce learning.
Petrophysics

Seismic Geology and Basin Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • Changsong Lin
  • Changsong Lin
  • March 15, 2024
  • English
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Seismic Geology and Basin Analysis: Case Studies on Sedimentary Basins in China introduces the principles, approaches and techniques needed to solve problems using seismic data calibrated with well log, cores and outcrop profiles. The book emphasizes the adoption of seismic techniques into basin analysis and broadens the usage of seismic data in geological research which may be referred to as “seismic geology.” The principle of the book is mainly summarized from a series of case studies in different basins in China. In addition, through this book readers can understand the primary characteristics and basin fill evolution of major petroleum basins around the world. When starting research on a basin, researchers and professionals are confronted with how to reveal the general architecture of basin fills and depict three-dimensional geometry, and the internal architecture of subsurface depositional bodies and their arrangement, hence this book is a great tome on necessary areas of exploration.
Seismic Geology and Basin Analysis

Landscape Evolution of Continental-Scale River Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 24
  • James W. Sears
  • James W. Sears
  • March 15, 2024
  • English
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Landscape Evolution of Continental-Scale River Systems: A Case Study of North America's Pre-Pleistocene Bell River Basin provides a detailed case study and complete analysis of this continental-scale North American paleo-river system. The book uses detrital zircon provenance data to link incision of the Grand Canyon to deposition of its erosional products in a giant drowned delta in the Labrador Sea, in the context of sedimentary source-to-sink processes and Plio-Pleistocene continental drainage changes. The case study describes the tectonic changes in this continental-scale paleo-river system, with global implications, and contrasts this system to other continental-scale river systems around the world.This book is a valuable reference for postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the fields of geology, fluvial geomorphology and other geosciences. Readers will be able to use this detailed case study to better understand the implications for how active tectonics of headwaters regions influence delta deposition in continental-scale river systems around the world.
Landscape Evolution of Continental-Scale River Systems

Indian Geological Sequences

  • 1st Edition
  • Jai Krishna
  • Jai Krishna
  • March 1, 2024
  • English
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Indian Geological Sequences: Salient Features and Major Events focuses on the first ever differentiation of the entire Indian record into a five tier hierarchical succession of geological sequences – five giga to 12 mega to 25 1st order to 68 2nd order to over 100 3rd order ones as its basic skeleton. Using the developed grid of sequence timelines, the diverse inter-disciplinary geological manifestations on the broad tectono-stratigraphically homogeneous supra-region of GTM (Gondwanian Tethyan Margin from Arabia to Australia) have been mutually integrated towards chronicling of events with precision never ever realized earlier. The giga-sequences GS-I to GS-IV comprising eight mega-sequences MS-I to MS-VIII deal with the Precambrian in brief. GS-V (¬ 635 ma onward) MS-IX (¬ 635-444 ma) and MS-XII (¬ 61.6 onward) include orogenies while MS-X (¬ 444-259 ma) and MS-XI (¬ 259-61.6 ma) are dominated by dismemberment tectonics. The prime focus is on the correlation of events across scores of sedimentary basins from outcrop to subsurface, onshore to offshore, marine to non-marine, shallow to deep water, plant to animal, micro to macro-fossils, and Proto-Paleo-Neotethys to Indian Ocean. Among the major Phanerozoic events time precised are the ¬ 500 ma Acantha Zone mega MFS accretion of the then alien TH to the Indian margin, and the ¬ 50 ma P8 Zone mega MFS impingement of India on Asia while the important dismemberment events include the ¬ 159 ma late Middle Oxfordian Orientalis Zone Schilli Subzone 1st order MFS initiation of the Indian Ocean which culminated in steps with oceanic separation of Sri Lanka from Antarctica at the ¬ 107 ma early Middle Albian Dentatus Zone mega MFS, ¬ 90 ma 1st order SB initiation of separation of Madagascar so also of Mascaranes basin, NER, Central Indian basin, Wharton basin, separation of Greater Seychelles from India at the ¬ 64.5 ma intra Danian 2nd order Quadratus Zone MFS and ¬ 24 ma Complanata Zone MFS thrusting due south of Greater Himalaya upon Lesser Himalaya. Indian Geological Sequences: Salient Features and Major Events is a valuable reference for researchers and scientists in the field of Earth Sciences.
Indian Geological Sequences

The Indian Ocean and its Role in the Global Climate System

  • 1st Edition
  • Caroline C. Ummenhofer + 1 more
  • Caroline C. Ummenhofer and Raleigh R. Hood
  • March 1, 2024
  • English
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The Indian Ocean and its Role in the Global Climate System provides an overview of our contemporary understanding of the Indian Ocean (geology, atmosphere, ocean, hydrology, biogeochemistry) and its role in the climate system. It describes the monsoon systems, Indian Ocean circulation and connections with other ocean basins. Climatic phenomena in the Indian Ocean are detailed across a range of timescales (seasonal, interannual to multi-decadal). Biogeochemical and ecosystem variability is also described. The book will provide a summary of different tools (e.g., observations, modeling, paleoclimate records) that are used for understanding Indian Ocean variability and trends. Recent trends and future projections of the Indian Ocean, including warming, extreme events, ocean acidification and deoxygenation will be detailed. The Indian Ocean is unique and different from other tropical ocean basins due to its geography. It is traditionally under-observed and understudied, yet plays a fundamental role for regional and global climate. The vagaries of the Asian monsoon affect over a billion people and a third of the global population live in the vicinity of the Indian Ocean. It is also particularly vulnerable to climate change, with robust warming and trends in heat and freshwater observed in recent decades. Advances have recently been made in our understanding of the Indian Ocean’s circulation, interactions with adjacent ocean basins, and its role in regional and global climate. Nonetheless, significant gaps remain in understanding, observing, modeling, and predicting Indian Ocean variability and change across a range of timescales. As such, this book is the perfect compendium to any researcher, student, teacher/lecturer in the fields of oceanography, atmospheric science, paleoclimate, environmental science, meteorology and geology, as well as policy managers and water resource managers.
The Indian Ocean and its Role in the Global Climate System

Early Continent Evolution of the North China Craton

  • 1st Edition
  • Mingguo Zhai, Peng Peng + 2 more
  • Mingguo Zhai, Peng Peng, Yanyan Zhou + 1 more
  • March 1, 2024
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Early Continent Evolution of the North China Craton discusses the tectono-thermal regimes of the early continental crust in the North China Craton (NCC), from the Hadean to the early Paleoproterozoic, reconstructing the evolutional framework and facilitating comprehensive understanding of the early continent evolution of the NCC. The book systematically summarizes the Neoarchean metamorphism of the NCC and discusses the implications for the tectonic models of the NCC through compiling evolutional information of the Hadean to the early Paleoproterozoic sequences in the NCC.Researchers, academics, and students in geology (especially Precambrian Geology), geomorphology, geophysics, and geological engineering will benefit from using this book in applying tectonic models to other cratonic blocks globally, and will understand evolutional information of the largest and oldest cratonic block in China.
Early Continent Evolution of the North China Craton

New-generation SAR for Earth Environment Observation

  • 1st Edition
  • Huadong Guo, Xinwu Li + 1 more
  • Huadong Guo, Xinwu Li and Wenxue Fu
  • March 1, 2024
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New Generation SAR for Earth Environment Observation discusses three aspects of new generation SAR remote sensing, including (1) The latest research status and development trends, the basic theories, and methods of new generation SAR, (2) The new or original concepts, methods and typical applications of new generation SAR information processing and parameter inversion, and (3) A new idea of SAR information integration processing and environmental parameter inversion technique which represents a new SAR science application mode that has the capability to improve the SAR remote-sensing quantitative application level and promote the development of new theories and methodologies.
New-generation SAR for Earth Environment Observation

Environmental Geochemistry

  • 3rd Edition
  • Benedetto De Vivo, Harvey Belkin + 1 more
  • Benedetto De Vivo, Harvey Belkin and Annamaria Lima
  • February 27, 2024
  • English
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Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis, Case Histories, and Associated Health Issues provides a wealth of information on modern geochemical methods, techniques, and procedures for those studying toxic substances found in soil, air, and water. This new edition takes an especially close look at environmental pollution and its impact on human health. It includes a variety of methods and procedures, such as taking groundwater samples, biological monitoring, geochemical mapping, and models of geochemical speciation. This is followed by a close look at different pollutants, including lead and pesticides.The authors conclude with several detailed case histories that examine health issues resulting from environmental pollution. Environmental researchers and practitioners will use this book for their work, thus helping them understand and reduce environmental pollutants that affect health.
Environmental Geochemistry