Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Author: John R. Fanchi,Richard L. Christiansen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119193443

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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Petroleum Microbiology

An Introduction to Microbiological Petroleum Engineering

Author: Ernest Beerstecher Jr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258744649

Category:

Page: 390

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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.
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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.
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Introduction to Petroleum Exploration for Non-geologists

Author: Robert Stoneley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198548560

Category: Science

Page: 119

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This unique text offers a friendly, fascinating introduction to the world of petroleum exploration for readers with little or no technical background on the subject. Refreshingly clear and jargon-free, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the underlying rationale for exploration, essential basic geological and geophysical exploration techniques, drilling and logging wells, reserves, and an outline of reservoir geology. A helpful case history of exploration in the North Sea is presented to illustrate how the numerous processes work together, and a lengthy glossary of technical terms serves as an invaluable aid for those approaching the subject for the first time. Perfect for all those interested in petroleum exploration, the book will be especially welcomed by students and by non-geologists working in industry, such as draughtspeople, engineers, accountants, and lawyers.
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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.
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An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics

Author: James G. Speight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118012992

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 3777

"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.
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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Author: Ronald E. Terry,J. Brandon Rogers,Benjamin Cole Craft

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133155587

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: 493

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The Definitive Guide to Petroleum Reservoir Engineering-Now Fully Updated to Reflect New Technologies and Easier Calculation Methods Craft and Hawkins' classic introduction to petroleum reservoir engineering is now fully updated for new technologies and methods, preparing students and practitioners to succeed in the modern industry. In Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Third Edition, renowned expert Ronald E. Terry and project engineer J. Brandon Rogers review the history of reservoir engineering, define key terms, carefully introduce the material balance approach, and show how to apply it with many types of reservoirs. Next, they introduce key principles of fluid flow, water influx, and advanced recovery (including hydrofracturing). Throughout, they present field examples demonstrating the use of material balance and history matching to predict reservoir performance. For the first time, this edition relies on Microsoft Excel with VBA to make calculations easier and more intuitive. This edition features Extensive updates to reflect modern practices and technologies, including gas condensate reservoirs, water flooding, and enhanced oil recovery Clearer, more complete introductions to vocabulary and concepts- including a more extensive glossary Several complete application examples, including single-phase gas, gas-condensate, undersaturated oil, and saturated oil reservoirs Calculation examples using Microsoft Excel with VBA throughout Many new example and practice problems using actual well data A revamped history-matching case study project that integrates key topics and asks readers to predict future well production
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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
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Petroleum Engineering

Principles and Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401096015

Category: Science

Page: 362

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The need for this book has arisen from demand for a current text from our students in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College and from post-experience Short Course students. It is, however, hoped that the material will also be of more general use to practising petroleum engineers and those wishing for aa introduction into the specialist literature. The book is arranged to provide both background and overview into many facets of petroleum engineering, particularly as practised in the offshore environments of North West Europe. The material is largely based on the authors' experience as teachers and consultants and is supplemented by worked problems where they are believed to enhance understanding. The authors would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who have helped in the preparation of this book by technical comment and discussion and by giving permission to reproduce material. In particular we would like to thank our present colleagues and students at Imperial College and at ERC Energy Resource Consultants Ltd. for their stimulating company, Jill and Janel for typing seemingly endless manuscripts; Dan Smith at Graham and Trotman Ltd. for his perseverence and optimism; and Lesley and Joan for believing that one day things would return to normality. John S. Archer and Colin G. Wall 1986 ix Foreword Petroleum engineering has developed as an area of study only over the present century. It now provides the technical basis for the exploitation of petroleum fluids in subsurface sedimentary rock reservoirs.
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The Petroleum Engineering Handbook: Sustainable Operations

Author: M.R. Islam,M.I. Khan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0127999833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 461

View: 9508

This is the first book in the petroleum sector that sheds light on the real obstacles to sustainable development and provides solutions to each problem encountered. Each solution is complete with an economic analysis that clarifies why petroleum operations can continue with even greater profit than before while ensuring that the negative environmental impact is diminished. The new screening tools and models proposed in this book will provide one with proper guidelines to achieve true sustainability in both technology development and management of the petroleum sector.
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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
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