Petroleum Engineering Timeline

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Brief

Petroleum Engineering Timeline is a timeline which describes the evolution of the Petroleum Engineering Science over time.

From the first well drilled, first PVT correlation, first multiphase flow correlation, through the first computer to the modern reservoir 3D simulator.

Petroleum Engineering Timeline

Timeline

Year Author Note
1859 Drake well First oil well drilled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_Well
1942 Standing and Katz Dranchuk correlation for the Standing and Katz Gas Z factor is a default PVT tool correlation
1947 Standing Pb & Rs, Bo
1965 Hagedorn and Brown Hagedorn and Brown Multiphase flow correlation is a default PQplot oil VLP correlation
1966 Lee et al. Lee Gas viscosity correlation is a default PVT tool correlation
1969 Turner, Hubbard & Dukler Liquid loading is a default PQplot liquid loading equation
1972 Beggs and Brill Beggs and Brill Multiphase flow correlation is a default sPipe oil & gas correlation
1974 Gray Gray Multiphase flow correlation is a default PQplot gas VLP correlation
1975 Beggs and Robinson Beggs and Robinson Oil viscosity correlation is a default PVT tool correlation
1976 Jobs First Apple I sold. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I
1979 Mach Nodal Analysis is implemented in the PQplot
1990 McCain McCain Oil density correlation is a default PVT tool correlation
1992 ECLIPSE 3D Simulator. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECLIPSE_(reservoir_simulator)