Book — xii, 199 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Rationale for simulating oil migration and entrapment in clastic sequences: the continuum of processes in the real world representing space and time-- spatial boundaries-- decoupling processes-- spatial resolution-- simplifying processes-- scale dependency. Overview of migration and accumulation: source rocks-- expulsion from source rocks-- secondary migraton-- migration rates and efficiency-- oil migration pathways-- migration under hydrodynamic conditions-- segregation and change during migration and entrapment-- closing statement. Generating clastic sequences: types of numerical sedimentary simulators-- geostatistical simulators-- geometric simulators-- diffusion simulators-- sedimentary process simulators-- comparison of numerical sedimentary simulators-- utilizing process simulators-- spectrum of process simulators-- calibrating and controlling process simulators-- boundary and initial conditions-- initial topography-- fluid and sediment discharge rates-- eustatic sea level changes-- uplift and subsidence-- depositional environments-- fluvial environments-- deltaic environments-- oceanic environments-- submarine slope failure and turbidity currents-- recording sequenes generated by process simulators-- cell height-- cellualer storage by age-- reduction in number of cells-- integrating depositional and burial hisotry-- limitations in sedimentary process simulation-- mathematical representation (Part contents).
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This volume introduces procedure for simulating migration and entrapment of oil in three dimensions in sequences of sandstines and shales. A principal purpose of the book is to show how simulation experiments can represent oil migration routes and predict places where oil may be trapped in sandstones and shales. It derives the differential equations used to represent three-dimensional motions of porewater ans oil in sedimentary sequences, and shows how the equations may be transformed into finite form for numerical solution with computers. There is emphasis in the graphic display of solutions, and results of example theoretical and actual applications are presented. The book is directed to geologists who have backgrounds in mathematics and computing and who are engaged in oil exploration and production. (source: Nielsen Book Data)