Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production


Author: Norman J. Hyne
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702698
Category: Reference
Page: 698
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Designed for easy reading and accessibility, this bestselling book by Norman Hyne provides an enormous amount of useful information on the upstream petroleum industry.

The new updated 3rd Edition includes a new chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales), covers new well-logging tools and new drilling rigs, and adds a number of new figures and plates.

Thousands of professionals and students have used this upstream guide to further their understanding of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling, and production.

Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition


Author: Norman Hyne Ph.D.
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
ISBN: 1593703139
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 769
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Norman Hyne's comprehensive upstream petroleum dictionary has been thoroughly updated, with more than 8,000 new definitions and entries. Covering everything in the upstream oil and gas sector, this new second edition also covers land, legal, accounting and finance terms. Written in easy-to-understand language with more than 100 illustrations, the second edition of Dr. Hyne's dictionary offers the ultimate book for everyone regardless of technical background.

Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production

A Nontechnical Guide
Author: William L. Leffler,Richard Pattarozzi,Gordon Sterling
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702531
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
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Rev. ed. of: Deepwater petroleum exploration & production. c2003.

Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition


Author: Martin S. Raymond,William L. Leffler
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
ISBN: 1593703864
Category: Gas wells
Page: 343
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This nontechnical treatment of oil and gas production is an excellent introduction for anyone from petroleum engineers and geologists new to their careers to financial, marketing, legal, and other professionals and their staffs interested in the industry. E&P service company personnel will find it particularly beneficial in understanding the roles played by their clients. Not only does it cover production fundamentals, but it backs up to give the necessary upstream background—geology, origins of oil and gas, and ownership and land rights—as well as surface operations and even production company strategy development. Key Features: A comprehensive view of the entire E&P function Geology and the origins of petroleum Reservoir characteristics and behavior Expanded coverage of drilling and hydraulic fracturing Conventional and not-so-conventional (oil sands plus shale oil and gas) producing operations Production problems and solutions The different types of companies and jobs in the oil patch and how they interact

The Oil & Gas Industry

A Nontechnical Guide
Author: Joseph Hilyard
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 159370254X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 315
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Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.

Introduction to Well Logs and Subsurface Maps


Author: Jonathan Evenick
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593701381
Category: Reference
Page: 236
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Subsurface mapping is a way to visualize various geologic and hydrologic features in any dimension from a 1-D cross section to a 4-D production map. All subsurface map types can be useful, but the key is to know what you are investigating and what map types are most appropriate. This new book introduces different types of geophysical logs and subsurface maps that can be generated from basic well data, and subsurface problems that can be solved using geophysical logs and subsurface maps. "Hands-on" exercises reveal how each map type is generated and what applications they may have. Exercises at the end of each chapter introduce different types of wells and lithologies.

Elements of Petroleum Geology


Author: Richard C. Selley,Stephen A. Sonnenberg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123860326
Category: Science
Page: 526
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This Third Edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the field since publication of the Second Edition. This book is a usefulprimer for geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers in the oil industry who wish to expand their knowledge beyond their specialized area. It is also an excellent introductory text for a university course in petroleum geoscience. Elements of Petroleum Geology begins with an account of the physical and chemical properties of petroleum, reviewing methods of petroleum exploration and production. These methods include drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging, and subsurface geological mapping. After describing the temperatures and pressures of the subsurface environment and the hydrodynamics of connate fluids, Selley examines the generation and migration of petroleum, reservoir rocks and trapping mechanisms, and the habit of petroleum in sedimentary basins. The book contains an account of the composition and formation of tar sands and oil shales, and concludes with a brief review of prospect risk analysis, reserve estimation, and other economic topics. Updates the Second Edition completely Reviews the concepts and methodology of petroleum exploration and production Written by a preeminent petroleum geologist and sedimentologist with decades of petroleum exploration in remote corners of the world Contains information pertinent to geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum reservoir engineers Updated statistics throughout Additional figures to illustrate key points and new developments New information on drilling activity and production methods including crude oil, directional drilling, thermal techniques, and gas plays Added coverage of 3D seismic interpretation New section on pressure compartments New section on hydrocarbon adsorption and absorption in source rocks Coverage of The Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt of Venezuela Updated chapter on unconventional petroleum

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.

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language


Author: Thomas O. Miesner,William L. Leffler
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
ISBN: 159370058X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 357
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This text explains the how's and why's of the pipeline industry. It was written for those not directly involved in pipeline operations - legal, supply, accounting, finance, and human resource specialists, and people who service and sell equipment to pipeline companies. But even engineers and expert pipeliners can gain insights from the book's depth and broad perspective.

LNG

A Nontechnical Guide
Author: Michael D. Tusiani,Gordon Shearer
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 087814885X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 436
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The demand for natural gas rises annually, straining existing supplies, and emerging markets often aren't accessible by pipeline. Using everyday language and real-world examples, authors Michael D. Tusiani and Gordon Shearer present LNG as the most viable energy answer. Their straightforward explanation of a complex industry proves that LNG can deliver a critical link in the energy demands of international economies.Readers will realize the complexity of this industry, which involves an intricate link of critical companies, governments, and stand-alone facilities. ""LNG: A Nontechnical Guide"" will be a valuable reference for energy industry leaders, investment bankers, and professors specializing in energy.

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

Natural Gas in Nontechnical Language


Author: Rebecca L. Busby
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878147380
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 170
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Based on educational material from the Institute of Gas Technology, this new nontechnical guide to the natural gas industry provides a balanced overview of the natural gas process from wellhead to burnertip, from exploration to end usage, while briefly addressing future trends, resources, and supply and demand. Readers will gain a general understanding of natural gas history and uses, exploration techniques, production and treating, pipelines, storage, transportation and marketing, economic and contractual issues, and regulatory issues.

Seismic Hydrocarbon Exploration

2D and 3D Techniques
Author: Hamid N. Alsadi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319404369
Category: Science
Page: 331
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This book presents the essential principles and applications of seismic oil-exploration techniques. It concisely covers all stages in exploration activities (data field acquisition, data processing and interpretation), supplementing the main text with a wealth of (>350) illustrations and figures. The book concentrates on the physics of the applied principles, avoiding intricate mathematical treatment and lengthy theoretical reasoning. A further prominent feature is the inclusion of a separate chapter on 3D surveying techniques and another, equally important chapter on seismic digital signals and the aliasing problem, which is presented in an accessible form. The book is designed to meet the needs of both the academic and industrial worlds. University students and employees of oil-exploration companies alike will find the book to be a valuable resource.

Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis


Author: David C. Johnston,Daniel Johnston
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700447
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 447
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This title is written by David Johnston and Daniel Johnston. There has always been a bit of magic in the stock market, especially when it comes to oil companies. When the oil industry and the stock market get together, the affair is usually dynamic and not always pleasant. Basic principles are widely understood in the financial industry, but the terminology and analytical techniques can vary greatly. This book is written for the nonfinancial shareholders, managers, and oil company employees interested in the forces that influence stock values. The bottom line in any company is expressed in the language of finance. This book explains financial concepts in a nontechnical, practical way so that nonfinancial professionals and others may understand and appreciate this aspect of the business. The value information found in this book includes: abbreviations and expanded definitions of key terms; energy conversion factors; reporting systems & statements; and stock tables explained.