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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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Over 1000 people have attended the three-day course on which this book is based since it was instituted in 1981 by JAPEC (Joint Association for Petroleum Exploration Courses). Key topics covered in this book are: the underlaying rationale for exploration; essential basic geological and geophysical exploration techniques; drilling and logging wells; an outline of reservoir geology and what constitutes reserves; and all of these topics are brought together in acase-history overview of exploration in the North Sea. The book is fully self-explanatory, needs no prior knowledge of geology or of exploration techniques, and as much as possible avoids the use of technical jargon. There is, however, a lengthy glossary of technical terms that can be used as a reference. The appeal of the book extends far beyond theaudience originally envisaged for the JAPEC course. Anyone interested in finding out what petroleum exploration is all about will enjoy this volume.

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.

First Break

First Break

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geophysics
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Australian National Bibliography: 1992

Australian National Bibliography: 1992

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  • Publisher: National Library Australia
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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.

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

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

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.

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.