The Oil & Gas Industry: A Nontechnical Guide

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The Oil & Gas Industry: A Nontechnical Guide

Format:  Hardcover,

315 pages

Publisher: Pennwell Corp

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9781593702540

ISBN-10: 159370254X

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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.

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Publisher: Pennwell Corp
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9781593702540
ISBN-10: 159370254X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 315
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Preface
Origins of oil and gas
Oil overview
Natural gas overview
Searching for and evaluating oil and gas
Drilling and completion: Onshore
Drilling and completion: Offshore
Managing oil and gas production
Transporting oil
Transporting natural gas by pipeline
Transporting natural gas as LNG
Converting oil into products
Converting natural gas into products
Petroleum industry structure
Petroleum trading
Emerging challenges for the petroleum industry
Terms, abbreviations, and acronyms
Further reading
Appendix C

Book description

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.

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