Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Author: John R. Fanchi,Richard L. Christiansen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119193613
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
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Presents key concepts and terminology for a multidisciplinary range of topics in petroleum engineering Places oil and gas production in the global energy context Introduces all of the key concepts that are needed to understand oil and gas production from exploration through abandonment Reviews fundamental terminology and concepts from geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, production and reservoir engineering Includes many worked practical examples within each chapter and exercises at the end of each chapter highlight and reinforce material in the chapter Includes a solutions manual for academic adopters

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering

Author: Andrew Palmer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813147806
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 156
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This book is an introduction to oil and gas designed to be both accessible to absolute beginners who know nothing about the subject, and at the same time interesting to people who work in one area (such as drilling or seismic exploration) and would like to know about other areas (such as production offshore, or how oil and gas were formed, or what can go wrong). It begins by discussing oil and gas in the broader context of human society, and goes on to examine what they consist of, how and where they were formed, how we find them, how we drill for them and how we measure them. It describes production onshore and offshore, and examines in detail some instructive mishaps, including some that are well known, such as Deepwater Horizon and Piper Alpha, and other lesser known incidents. It looks at recent developments, such as shale oil, and concludes with some speculation about the future. It includes many references for readers who would like to read further. Mathematical content is minimal.

Petroleum Microbiology

An Introduction to Microbiological Petroleum Engineering
Author: Ernest Beerstecher Jr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258744649
Page: 390
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Introduction to Petroleum Biotechnology

Author: James G. Speight,Nour Shafik El-Gendy
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128052880
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 566
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Introduction to Petroleum Biotechnology introduces the petroleum engineer to biotechnology, bringing together the various biotechnology methods that are applied to recovery, refining and remediation in the uses of petroleum and petroleum products. A significant amount of petroleum is undiscoverable in reservoirs today using conventional and secondary methods. This reference explains how microbial enhanced oil recovery is aiding to produce more economical and environmentally-friendly metabolic events that lead to improved oil recovery. Meanwhile, in the downstream side of the industry, petroleum refining operators are facing the highest levels of environmental regulations while struggling to process more of the heavier crude oils since conventional physical and chemical refining techniques may not be applicable to heavier crudes. This reference proposes to the engineer and refining manager the concepts of bio-refining applications to not only render heavier crudes as lighter crudes through microbial degradation, but also through biodenitrogenation, biodemetallization and biodesulfurization, making more petroleum derivatives purified and upgraded without the release of more pollutants. Equipped for both upstream and downstream to learn the basics, this book is a necessary primer for today’s petroleum engineer. Presents the fundamentals behind petroleum biotechnology for both upstream and downstream oil and gas operations Provides the latest technology in reservoir recovery using microbial enhanced oil recovery methods Helps readers gain insight into the current and future application of using biotechnology as a refining and fuel blending method for heavy oil and tar sands

The Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering

Volume 1: An Introduction to Petroleum Geoscience
Author: Michael Ala
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 1786342081
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 324
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This book covers the fundamentals of the earth sciences and examines their role in controlling the global occurrence and distribution of hydrocarbon resources. It explains the principles, practices and the terminology associated with the upstream sector of the oil industry. Key topics include a look at the elements and processes involved in the generation and accumulation of hydrocarbons and demonstration of how geological and geophysical techniques can be applied to explore for oil and gas. There is detailed investigation into the nature and chemical composition of petroleum, and of surface and subsurface maps, including their construction and uses in upstream operations. Other topics include well-logging techniques and their use in determining rock and fluid properties, definitions and classification of resources and reserves, conventional oil and gas reserves, their quantification and global distribution as well as unconventional hydrocarbons, their worldwide occurrence and the resources potentially associated with them. Finally, practical analysis is concentrated on the play concept, play maps, and the construction of petroleum events charts and quantification of risk in exploration ventures. As the first volume in the Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering, and based on a lecture series on the same topic, An Introduction to Petroleum Geoscience provides the introductory information needed for students of the earth sciences, petroleum engineering, engineering and geoscience. This volume also includes an introduction to the series by Martin Blunt and Alain Gringarten, of Imperial College London.

Introduction to Matlab for Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Author: Sam Toan,Hertanto Adidharma,Bahareh Nojabaei
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548004873
Category: Chemical engineering
Page: 264
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For engineers today, the importance of mastering computer-aided calculations is becoming increasingly evident. Universities around the world recognize the discipline as essential to success as an engineer and, in turn, offer an array of courses to help engineering students become comfortable using computational methods. The purpose of this book is to serve as a useful reference and guide as students-specifically chemical and petroleum engineering majors-learn computational programming using MATLAB. MATLAB is a very robust program with various built-in analytical functions and easy-to-use plotting tools. MATLAB's capabilities, features, and intuitive design make it an exceptional computational tool for undergraduate-level engineering students. The chapters contained in this book cover most of the topics in required chemical and petroleum engineering courses. In Chapters 1 through 5, we introduce the reader to the basics of programing and plotting in MATLAB. In Chapter 6, students learn how to use MATLAB to solve linear and non-linear equations, and systems of equations. We cover curve fitting and interpolation in Chapter 7. The focus of the final chapters shifts to differentiation, integration, and solving ordinary and partial differential equations. We provide chemical and petroleum engineering related examples in each chapter. Along the way, we also discuss various numerical methods that can be applied at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We, the authors, hope that this book will be helpful to engineering students and instructors alike.

Introduction to GIS for the Petroleum Industry

Author: Dean E. Gaddy
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878148042
Category: Science
Page: 287
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Geographical information systems (GIS) is a powerful tool used in many industries that facilitates the company-wide sharing and analyzing of data. This new book will equip readers with a solid understanding of the core features of GIS and start them down the path of realizing the many benefits GIS has to offer. Contents: Foreward Acknowledgements An Introduction to GIS Oilfield Examples Spatial Fundamentals Geodesy GIS Projections GPS Remote Sensing The Art of Presentation Conclusion References Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering

Author: Saeed Moaveni
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1439062080
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 702
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Specifically designed as an introduction to the exciting world of engineering, ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING encourages students to become engineers and prepares them with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles and physical laws. The book begins with a discovery of what engineers do as well as an inside look into the various areas of specialization. An explanation on good study habits and what it takes to succeed is included as well as an introduction to design and problem solving, communication, and ethics. Once this foundation is established, the book moves on to the basic physical concepts and laws that students will encounter regularly. The framework of this text teaches students that engineers apply physical and chemical laws and principles as well as mathematics to design, test, and supervise the production of millions of parts, products, and services that people use every day. By gaining problem solving skills and an understanding of fundamental principles, students are on their way to becoming analytical, detail-oriented, and creative engineers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Working Guide to Petroleum and Natural Gas Production Engineering

Author: William Lyons
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9781856178464
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 315
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Working Guide to Petroleum and Natural Gas Production Engineering provides an introduction to key concepts and processes in oil and gas production engineering. It begins by describing correlation and procedures for predicting the physical properties of natural gas and oil. These include compressibility factor and phase behavior, field sampling process and laboratory measurements, and prediction of a vapor-liquid mixture. The book discusses the basic parameters of multiphase fluid flow, various flow regimes, and multiphase flow models. It explains the natural flow performance of oil, gas, and the mixture. The final chapter covers the design, use, function, operation, and maintenance of oil and gas production facilities; the design and construction of separators; and oil and gas separation and treatment systems. Evaluate well inflow performance Guide to properties of hydrocarbon mixtures Evaluate Gas production and processing facilities

Introduction to Petroleum Chemicals

Based on Lectures Given at the Manchester College of Science and Technology
Author: H. Steiner
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 148315517X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 210
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Introduction to Petroleum Chemicals emerged from a series of lectures on the petroleum chemical industry given at the Manchester College of Science and Technology during the fall and winter of 1959. The book does not claim to be an exhaustive treatment of petroleum chemicals, but attempts to a survey of the important aspects of the industry at its present level of development. The course was given by chemists and chemical engineers engaged in the chemical industry of Britain, giving the text a British and European, as distinct from American, flavor. The book begins with a discussion of the cracking to olefins of liquid hydrocarbons. This is followed by separate chapters on separation processes for olefins; derivatives of ethylene and propylene; olefin polymerization process; and properties of polyethylenes and polypropylenes. Subsequent chapters cover the production and utilization of butadiene and isobutylene; aromatics production; manufacturing, properties, and uses of styrene and polystyrene; production of acetylene from hydrocarbons; and the carbon black industry.

Imperial College Lectures In Petroleum Engineering, The - Volume 3: Topics In Reservoir Management

Author: Muggeridge Ann,Krevor Sam,Zimmerman Robert W
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1786342863
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 268
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This book covers several aspects of reservoir management, from initial analysis to enhanced recovery methods, simulation, and history matching. Split into four parts, part one provides readers with an introduction to the physical properties of reservoir rocks. Part two provides an introduction to enhanced recovery methods used for conventional oil production. Part three shows how numerical methods can be used to simulate the behaviour of oil and gas reservoirs. Finally, part four looks at history matching of reservoirs through the building of numerical models using past data, in order to provide best practice for future reservoir development and management. Written as the third volume in the Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering, and based on lectures that have been given in the world-renowned Imperial College Masters Course in Petroleum Engineering, Topics in Reservoir Management provides the basic information needed for students and practitioners of petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience. Contents: Introduction to Rock Properties (Robert W Zimmerman)Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Processes for Conventional Oil Production (Samuel C Krevor and Ann H Muggeridge)Numerical Simulation (Dave Waldren)History Matching (Deryck Bond) Readership: Students of the petroleum engineering, earth sciences, engineering and geoscience. Keywords: Rock Properties;Reservoir Modelling;History Matching;Reservoirs;Oil;Geoscience;Geology;Petroleum EngineeringReview:0

An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics

Author: James G. Speight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118012992
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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"This book describes the petroleum industry in easy-to-understand language for both the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of searching for oil and gas, getting it out of the ground, into pipelines, into refineries, and, finally, into your gas tank, this book covers the petroleum industry like no other treatment before"--Provided by publisher.

Petroleum Geoscience

From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics
Author: Knut Bjorlykke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642023323
Category: Science
Page: 508
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Petroleum geoscience comprises those geoscientific disciplines which are of greatest significance for the exploration and recovery of oil and gas. These include petroleum geology, of which sedimentary geology is the main foundation along with the contextual and modifying principles of regional, tectonic and structural geology. Additionally, biostratigraphy and micropalaeontology, organic geochemistry, and geophysical exploration and production techniques are all important tools for petroleum geoscientists in the 21st century. This comprehensive textbook present an overview of petroleum geoscience for geologists destined for the petroleum industry. It should also be useful for students interested in environmental geology, engineering geology and other aspects of sedimentary geology

Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering

Author: DR. John C. Reis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080505756
Category: Science
Page: 400
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The petroleum industry must minimize the environmental impact of its various operations. This extensively researched book assembles a tremendous amount of practical information to help reduce and control the environmental consequences of producing and processing petroleum and natural gas. The best way to treat pollution is not to create it in the first place. This book shows you how to plan and manage production activities to minimize and even eliminate some environmental problems without severely disrupting operations. It focuses on ways to treat drilling and production wastes to reduce toxicity and/or volume before their ultimate disposal. You'll also find methods for safely transporting toxic materials from the upstream petroleum industry away from their release sites. For those sites already contaminated with petroleum wastes, this book reviews the remedial technologies available. Other topics include United States federal environmental regulations, sensitive habitats, major U.S. chemical waste exchanges, and offshore releases of oil. Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering is essential for industry personnel with little or no training in environmental issues as well as petroleum engineering students.