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Introduction to Petroleum Exploration for Non-geologists

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.

Crude

Crude

The Story of Oil

  • Author: Sonia Shah
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 160980063X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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Crude is the unexpurgated story of oil, from the circumstances of its birth millions of years ago to the spectacle of its rise as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. In addition to fueling our SUVs and illuminating our cities, crude oil and its byproducts fertilize our produce, pave our roads, and make plastic possible. "Newborn babies," observes author Sonia Shah, "slide from their mothers into petro-plastic-gloved hands, are swaddled in petro-polyester blankets, and are hurried off to be warmed by oil-burning heaters." The modern world is drenched in oil; Crude tells how it came to be. A great human drama emerges, of discovery and innovation, risk, the promise of riches, and the power of greed. Shah infuses recent twists in the story with equal drama, through chronicles of colorful modern-day characters — from the hundreds of Nigerian women who stormed a Chevron plant to a monomaniacal scientist for whom life is the pursuit of this earthblood and its elusive secret. Shah moves masterfully between scientific, economic, political, and social analysis, capturing the many sides of the indispensable mineral that we someday may have to find a way to live without.

Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

  • Author: Julie Hallmark,Virginia Ann Baldwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136414002
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sci-tech librarianship! Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer examines how electronic resources have affected the ways engineers and scientists seek, use, and communicate information vital to their research and development needs. Information specialists working in academic, corporate, government, and organization libraries discuss the changes in user behavior as academics in science and engineering fields rely more and more on the Internet and online journals. The book provides unique insight into the specific educational needs of college and university students as librarians and department faculty determine appropriate instruction for science and engineering classes. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer addresses the distinctions among various science and engineering fields, types of libraries, communities of users, and users within a field or discipline. Within these discussions, librarians also examine the differences between commercial and academic databases, and between personal or group subscriptions to database services, print, and online journals. The book also addresses Geographic Information Systems users through a study of the interconnection among disciplines associated with GIS. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer includes bibliographies that provide valuable information resources, reviews of pertinent web sites, tables, figures, and interviews while addressing: the information-seeking behavior of chemists, geologists, pharmacists, botanists, and zoologists the case for an engineering knowledge community online bibliographic sources in hydrology a practical guide to finding physical properties of chemicals new reference works in science and technology new age e-journals, indexes, and services Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer is a unique resource for librarians and other information specialists, science and engineering faculty and students, and academic administrators.

Field Methods for Petroleum Geologists

Field Methods for Petroleum Geologists

A Guide to Computerized Lithostratigraphic Correlation Charts Case Study: Northern Africa

  • Author: Fakhry A. Assaad
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540788379
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 112
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Provides an introduction to petroleum exploration methods, referring to both geophysical and geochemical techniques and the logistics of various drilling techniques and well logging methods for oil and gas exploration. The second part of the book focuses on using these methods for petroleum exploration within the context of northern Africa. The geology of northern Africa is described and computerized lithographic correlation charts are presented and applied to petroleum exploration targets from the region.

Petroleum Geoscience

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

Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration

Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration

  • Author: Douglas W. Waples
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400954360
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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This book is intended primarily as a textbook for geolo gists engaged in petroleum exploration. Its purpose is to introduce the reader to organic geochemistry and to show how to apply geochemistry advantageously in an explora tion program. I have made the explicit assumption that most readers will have a sound background in geology but far less knowledge of, or interest in, chemistry. Be cause there is no need for an exploration geologist to be an expert in organic chemistry, the amount of chemistry used in the book is rather modest. It is, however, often important for a geologist to understand some basic vocab ulary. The emphasis in this book is on applications of geo _chemistry to hydrocarbon exploration. Most of the analyt ical techniques are discussed only briefly, because although a geologist should know what a gas chro matograph is, he or she is unlikely to be asked to repair one. If more detailed knowledge does prove necessary, a laboratory is the proper place to learn. The strengths and weaknesses of the various analytical techniques are discussed so that a geologist will be able to anticipate pitfalls, cull bad data, and choose an appropri ate analytical program. On-the-job experience will prove invaluable in converting the basic information from this text into a practical working knowledge.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources: Mineral Leasing Act-South Africa

Encyclopedia of Global Resources: Mineral Leasing Act-South Africa

  • Author: Craig W. Allin
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587656477
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1504
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The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

Journal of Sedimentary Research

Journal of Sedimentary Research

An International Journal of SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).. Stratigraphy and global studies. Section B

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
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Introduction to GIS for the Petroleum Industry

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.

Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Knowledge for Sustainable Development

An Insight Into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems

  • Author: Unesco
  • Publisher: Oxford : EOLSS Publishers/UNESCO
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atmospheric physics
  • Page: 1131
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Petroleum Geoscience

Petroleum Geoscience

  • Author: Jon Gluyas,Richard Swarbrick
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111868821X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 376
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Petroleum Geoscience is a comprehensive introduction to theapplication of geology and geophysics to the search for andproduction of oil and gas. Uniquely, this book is structured to reflect the sequential andcyclical processes of exploration, appraisal, development andproduction. Chapters dedicated to each of these aspects are furtherillustrated by case histories drawn from the authors' experiences.Petroleum Geoscience has a global and 'geo-temporal' backdrop,drawing examples and case histories from around the world and frompetroleum systems ranging in age from late-Pre-Cambrian toPliocene. In order to show how geoscience is integrated at all levelswithin the industry, the authors stress throughout the linksbetween geology and geophysics on the one hand, and drilling,reservoir engineering, petrophysics, petroleum engineering,facilities design, and health, safety and the environment on theother. Petroleum Geoscience is designed as a practical guide,with the basic theory augmented by case studies from a wide spreadof geographical locations. Covers all the key aspects of the origin of petroleum,exploration, and production. It takes account of the modernemphasis on the efficient utilisation of reserves, on new methodsin exploration (such as 3-D seismics). Book takes 'value-chain' approach to PetroleumGeoscience. First new text on petroleum geology for geology undergraduatesto be published in the last ten years. Packed full of real-life case studies from Petroleumindustry.

Australian National Bibliography: 1992

Australian National Bibliography: 1992

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: National Library Australia
  • ISBN: N.A
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Petroleum Geoscience

Petroleum Geoscience

From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics

  • Author: Knut Bjørlykke
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642341322
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 662
  • View: 534
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This comprehensive textbook presents an overview of petroleum geoscience for geologists active in the petroleum industry, while also offering a useful guide for students interested in environmental geology, engineering geology and other aspects of sedimentary geology. In this second edition, new chapters have been added and others expanded, covering geophysical methods in general and electromagnetic exploration methods in particular, as well as reservoir modeling and production, unconventional resources and practical petroleum exploration.

Elements of Petroleum Geology

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

Geological Risk and Uncertainty in Oil Exploration

Geological Risk and Uncertainty in Oil Exploration

  • Author: Ian Lerche
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780124441743
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 658
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The oil industry seeks better methods of managing financial risk. This book attempts to answer this need by identifying the various uncertainties associated with basin analysis and incorporating this information into probabilistic models of basin evolution in relation to oil accumulation. Oil and gas explorationists, strategic resource economists, and petroleum professionals who deal with scientific uncertainty and risk issues should benefit from the book's systematic treatment of how to quantify the uncertainty associated with a variety of geological, geophysical, and geochemical problems. The origin of uncertainties associated with flexural plate motion models, dynamical models of sediment evolution, thermal models of sediment maturation, hydrocarbon kinetic models, fault models, and models of basinal sediment fill and turbidite flows are detailed in the first section. The subsequent incorporation of model uncertainties into probabilistic models of basic evolution and behaviour constitutes the second half of the book.

Whitaker's Books in Print

Whitaker's Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography, National
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: United States
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Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers

Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers

  • Author: Roger M. Slatt
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080466818
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 492
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Reservoir characterization as a discipline grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer. In fact, geologists of that time would have felt slighted if asked by corporate management to move from an exciting exploration assignment to a more mundane assignment working with an engineer to improve a reservoir’s performance. Slowly, reservoir characterization came into its own as a quantitative, multidisciplinary endeavor requiring a vast array of skills and knowledge sets. Perhaps the biggest attractor to becoming a reservoir geologist was the advent of fast computing, followed by visualization programs and theaters, all of which allow young geoscientists to practice their computing skills in a highly technical work environment. Also, the discipline grew in parallel with the evolution of data integration and the advent of asset teams in the petroleum industry. Finally, reservoir characterization flourished with the quantum improvements that have occurred in geophysical acquisition and processing techniques and that allow geophysicists to image internal reservoir complexities.

Surface Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration

Surface Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration

  • Author: S.A. Tedesco
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461526604
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 206
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The application of surface geochemical methods to finding petroleum is based on the detection of hydrocarbons in the soil that have leaked from a petroleum reservoir at depth. While the seal over the deposit was once considered impermeable, surface geochemistry data now show that such leakage is a common occurrence. Despite its simplicity and low costs, surface geochemistry remains controversial because, until now, there was no objective and in-depth treatment of the various methods of surface geochemistry for oil exploration. Written by a successful oil finder, this practical guide: * surveys a broad array of surface geochemistry techniques, from soil gases to microbiology, and provides clear strategies for applying them to the high-stakes art of petroleum exploration * offers numerous case studies, both successes and failures, to show the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches * examines statistical and spatial variation, surveys and models in surface geochemistry, demonstrating how each analytical tool can be used to optimize accuracy * integrates surface geochemistry data interpretation with data from conventional methods of oil exploration, and considers the economics of surface geochemical approaches * discusses key topics that have been neglected in the literature, such as grid design and the effects of soils. Geologists, geophysicists, geological engineers and exploration managers involved in petroleum exploration will gain valuable insights from this volume. By presenting and evaluating each method of surface geochemistry in a neutral tone, this book enables the reader to select and employ these methods with greater confidence.

Nontechnical guide to petroleum geology, exploration, drilling and production

Nontechnical guide to petroleum geology, exploration, drilling and production

  • Author: Norman J. Hyne
  • Publisher: Pennwell Books
  • ISBN: 9780878144389
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 536
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Used by corporate training departments, colleges and universities worldwide, this is the most complete upstream guide available. Hyne provides an easy-to-understand explanation of complex topics with pictures, graphs and illustrations covering everything on how oil and gas is formed; how to find commercial quantities; how to drill, evaluate and complete a well; all the way through production and improved oil recovery.