As older producing fields have matured or have been intensively developed, and newly discovered fields have entered a development phase, the search for energy resources becomes more and more intensive and extensive. Meantime, optimally producing hydrocarbon from a field requires an accurate description of the reservoir, which, in turn, requires an integrated reservoir characterization and modeling using all relevant data. For this reason, reservoir modeling has seen significant leaps in the recent decades. It has evolved from fragmentary pieces into a coherent discipline for geoscience applications, from university research topics to value-added oilfield developments, from 2D mapping of reservoir properties to 3D digital representations of subsurface formations, and from solving isolated problems by individual disciplines to integrated multidisciplinary reservoir characterization. However, the exposure of quantitative geosciences in the literature has been uneven, and significant gaps exist between descriptive geosciences and quantitative geosciences for natural resource evaluations. This book attempts to fill some of these gaps by presenting quantitative methods for geoscience applications and through an integrative treatment of descriptive and quantitative geosciences.


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