Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries

The material in this reference book is intended to provide guidance, insight, and background on a multitude of business and organizational issues relating to operational excellence that may help line management in many Business segments.There is discussion of examples that have greatly influenced oil, gas,and related process industries and the evolution of operational excellence, but the issues are relevant in many other industries as well. The information provided can be used as a practical reference to prepare an organization’s Operational Excellence management systems and also continually improve upon it.

Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 2nd edition | Ronald E Terry

Crude oil, natural gas and water are the substances that are of chief concern to petroleum Engineers. Although these substances occur as solids or semisolids usually at lower temperatures and pressures as paraffin, gas-hydrates, ice or high-pour point crudes, in grounds and in the wells they occur only on fluids either in vapour (gaseous) or in the liquid phase or quite commonly both. Even where solid materials are used as in drilling, cementing, fracturing, they are handled as fluids or slurries. The division of the well and reservoir fluids between liquid and vapour phase depends mainly on temperature and pressure. The state or phase of fluid in the reservoir usually changes with pressure, the temperature remains substantially constant. In many cases, the state or phase in the reservoir is quite unrelated to state of fluids when it is produced at the surface. The precise knowledge of the behaviour of crude oil, natural gas, and water singly or in combination under static condition or in motion in the reservoir rock and in pipes under changing temperatures and pressure is main concern of Petroleum Engineers.

Clearing Of Industrial Gas Emissions Theory Calculation And Practice | Usmanova Regina Ravilevna

The purpose of this book is the analysis of ways of an intensification of process of clearing of gas emissions in the following types of wet gas cleaners: dynamic spray scrubbers, wet gas-cleaning installations of impact-sluggish act, and bubbling dedusters. Experimental research studies and optimization regime and design data of the gas-cleaning installations, which are patented by the Russian Federation, are discussed.

Computational Modeling of Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers | Vivek V Ranade Devkumar F Gupta

Pulverized coal fired boilers have been and will be the mainstay of coal based power generation worldwide.Such pulverized coal boilers are complex chemical reactors comprising many processes such as gas-solid flows,combustion,heat transfer (conduction,convection,and radiation),and phase change simultaneously.Conventional pulverized coal fired boiler designs have been continuously improved upon and even today new combustion technologies are being developed.Improving the efficiency of pulverized coal (PC) fired boilers has been the focus of considerable efforts by the utility industry since it leads to several benefits (reduced emissions and consumption of coal per MWe).Typically,a one percent improvement in overall efficiency can result in a nearly three percent reduction in CO2 emission.

Elements of Petroleum Geology

This book is written primarily for students of Petroleum geoscience in the terminal phases of the University work and for those who are just beginning their career in the oil industry. The main thrust of this book is petroleum geology.

Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering | john c Reis

This book has been organised and written for a target audience having little or no training in the environmental issues facing the petroleum industry.

Fossil Fuel Fired Power Generation Case studies of Recently Constructed Coal and Gas Fired Power Plants

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous body which was established in November 1974 within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to implement an international energy programme.It carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among twenty-six of the OECD thirty member countries. The basic aims of the IEA are:To maintain and improve systems for coping with oil supply disruptions,To promote rational energy policies in a global context through co-operative relations with non-member countries, industry and international organisations.To operate a permanent information system on the international oil market.To improve the world’s energy supply and demand structure by developing alternative energy sources and increasing the efficiency of energy use.To promote international collaboration on energy technology.To assist in the integration of environmental and energy policies.

Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Accounting 5th Edition | Rebecca A Gallun and Charlotte J Wright

This book provides the fundamentals of a broad range of accounting and reporting issues that relate to upstream E&P operations conducted in the United States. It also provides an overview for oil and gas operations conducted outside the United States. A more detailed discussion of the accounting issues and challenges encountered in upstream oil and gas operations conducted outside the United States is given in International Petroleum Accounting.

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

The book includes important subjects which are not commonly considered in refinery textbooks. Topics include clean fuels, gasification, biofuels and the environmental impact of refining. Throughout the book, numerous problem sets and examples are given in order to put the fundamental principles of refining into practice. Many worked examples offer clear understanding of the covered subjects.

Handbook Of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing | Saeid Mokhatab and William A Poe and James G Speight

With this book we have sought to provide a comprehensive technical text that reflects a broad spectrum of natural gas transmission and processing experience. This handbook has been written to assist both the novice and the experienced technical professional in natural gas engineering practice.Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamental concepts and tools of the subject and on discussing basic applications for engineering purposes. To keep things interesting for the expert, we have sought to include the most current developments reported in the latest published works in the research journals.The selection of some of the material also reflects our own research involvement in problems related to natural gas engineering. We have also taken advantage of some authoritative publications and papers published in the recent years from different sources as well as standards and recommendations

published by several research institutions.

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing Third Edition Principles and Practices |  Saeid Mokhatab and William A Poe

The preparation of a book that covers such a broad subject requires many sources of information. There are many contributors of technical materials and we gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to all of the individuals who contributed to the development of this book.

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering is suitable for science and engineering students, practicing scientists and engineers, continuing education classes, industry short courses, or self-study. The material in Introduction to Petroleum Engineering has been used in upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses for engineering and earth science majors. It is especially useful for geo scientists and mechanical, electrical, environmental, and chemical engineers who would like to learn more about the engineering technology needed to produce oil and gas.

Oil and Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language | Thomas O Miesner and William L Leffler

The pipeline industry further subdivides crude oil pipelines into the following categories: Crude oil gathering lines, Crude oil main lines, Somewhat parallel, natural gas pipelines fall into these categories: Natural gas gathering lines, Natural gas transmission lines, Local distribution lines.

Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language | Martin S Raymond and William L Leffler

Petroleum engineers and geologists, the basics of oil and gas production are virtually second nature. That is what they do. But what about the rest of the world-the mud salesman, the information technology specialist, the environmentalist, the accountant, the facilities engineer, the seismic crew member, the… well, you get it. All these people have to deal with petroleum engineers and geologists, providing the goods and services. How do they get a grip on the challenges of extracting oil and gas from the ground? How do they relate announcements about new technologies and innovations to what their clients are currently doing? And how does another group, those abruptly thrust into the industry-a landowner, a royalty-interest owner, or an incredibly lucky heir-catch up?

Oil and Gas Training Course Catalog 2014

By combining expert-led courses, in-class projects customized for your asset challenges, field and lab courses that provide hands-on learning experiences, industry-leading software tools, and one-on-one mentoring, Next training blends a targeted skills-development program that aligns your team’s abilities to your strategic objectives. Our goal is to provide the best tools to help you meet your competency development objectives in a sustainable way. Our years of experience in the oil and gas business, backed by first-class training knowledge gained through university partnerships, enable us to develop, customize, and continually update the industry’s most advanced E&P training and competency development plans to meet your business goals.

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language | William L Leffler

Many thanks go to the people who have contributed to this and earlier editions of Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language. This fourth edition has had the advantageous insights and inputs of Mike Dossey, longtime refining executive. With his guidance, omissions and commissions of previous editions have been dealt with. Bob Awe and his authoritative views on lubricants helped  polish the new chapter on that subject to an acceptable patina. Robert Junge graciously filled the author with nearly impenetrable turmoil in gasoline blending activities and the industry responses. Of course none of these could overcome  final say and massaging, and therefore it carries the ultimate responsibility for getting everything right.

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 2nd Edition | William C Lyons and Gary J Plisga

Several objectives guided the preparation of this second edition of the Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. As in the first edition, the first objective in this edition was to continue the effort to create for the worldwide petroleum and natural gas exploration and production industries an engineering handbook written in the spirit of the classic handbooks of the other important engineering disciplines. This new edition reflects the importance of these industries to the modern world economies and the importance of the engineers and technicians that serve these industries.

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Volume 2 | William C Lyons Eds

This Petroleum and natural gas engineering two-volume handbook is written in the spirit of the classic handbook of other engineering discipline. The volume reflects the importance of the industry and its engineers (i.e. standard and poor’s shows that the fuel sector is the largest single entity in the gross domestic product) and the profession status as a mature engineering discipline.

The Global Oil and Gas Industry Management Strategy and Finance | Andrew Inkpen and Michael H Moffett

The book should be of interest to several different audiences. The first is the people working in the oil and gas industry and especially engineers and scientists who seek greater understanding of the oil and gas business. The book should prove very useful for those making the transition from technical roles to managerial positions, where knowledge of the business is essential for their career development. The oil and gas industry does an excellent job in turning engineers into businesspersons, and this book was written with that objective in mind. The book should also be useful for new employees with strong technical training as petroleum or chemical engineers but limited knowledge of the business of oil and gas.

The Petroleum Engineering Handbook Sustainable Operations | M Ibrahim Khan and M Rafiqul Islam

This book is not meant to frighten the reader. It does not lecture; it does not indoctrinate. It elucidates some of the fundamental principles of sustainability that made it possible for nature to continuously improve the environment, while making comfort available to all. The book shows comfort in lifestyle doesn’t have to come at the cost of long-term unsustainability. In fact, the book argues the best lifestyle even in the short-term can only be assured with a long-term approach. It is heartening to see the authors, with very distinct track records in developing sustainable technologies, have taken up this task of “greening petroleum operations”. A back-to nature approach is long overdue. The authors propose that approach in a convincing manner. They start with the definition of sustainability. With this definition, zero-waste production strategies are in place. Such schemes are inherently sustainable.