This book gathers selected papers from the 8th International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC 2018) and addresses a broad range of topics, including: Reservoir Surveillance and Management, Reservoir Evaluation and Dynamic Description, Reservoir Production Stimulation and EOR, Ultra-Tight Reservoirs, Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Technology, Oil and Gas Well Production Testing, and Geomechanics. In brief, the papers introduce readers to upstream technologies used in oil & gas development, the main principles of the process, and various related design technologies.
The conference not only provided a platform to exchange experiences, but also promoted the advancement of scientific research in oil & gas exploration and production. The book is chiefly intended for industry experts, professors, researchers, senior engineers, and enterprise managers.
Jia'en Lin is a Professor at Xi'an Shiyou University. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanics from Tsinghua University, an M.S. from China Petroleum University, Beijing and a B.S. from Southwestern Petroleum University, both in Petroleum Engineering. He worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Houston for one year during 2011-2012 and at the Heriot-Watt University for half a year in 1998. He also worked as a petroleum engineer at Xinjiang Petroleum Administration Bureau from 1983 to 1996. Prof. Lin has over 30 years experience with national oil-producing companies and universities. His research areas include reservoir description, reservoir engineering, well test analysis, reservoir information management, prediction of production performance, multi-phase fluid flows in porous media, and numerical simulation. He has published over 50 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has led more than 30 research projects on reservoir monitoring and well test data interpretation, reservoir engineering, reservoir description and management for PetroChina, Sinopec and Cnooc in the last ten years. In addition, he is the founder of the Center for Reservoir Monitoring and Management at Xi'an Shiyou University.