TY - CHAP A1 - Ailin Jia A2 - Dongbo He A3 - Chengye Jia ED1 - Imran Ahmad Dar Y1 - 2012-02-03 PY - 2012 T1 - Advances and Challenges of Reservoir Characterization: A Review of the Current State-of-the-Art N2 - The studies of Earth's history and of the physical and chemical properties of the substances that make up our planet, are of great significance to our understanding both of its past and its future. The geological and other environmental processes on Earth and the composition of the planet are of vital importance in locating and harnessing its resources. This book is primarily written for research scholars, geologists, civil engineers, mining engineers, and environmentalists. Hopefully the text will be used by students, and it will continue to be of value to them throughout their subsequent professional and research careers. This does not mean to infer that the book was written solely or mainly with the student in mind. Indeed from the point of view of the researcher in Earth and Environmental Science it could be argued that this text contains more detail than he will require in his initial studies or research. BT - Earth Sciences SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/26404 DO - 10.5772/26404 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-24 ER -