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Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-10-22
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN Code: 0080878199

Summary: Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations is an authoritative source providing extensive up-to-date coverage of the technology used in the exploration, drilling, production, and operations in an offshore setting. Offshore oil and gas activity is growing at an expansive rate and this must-have training guide covers the full spectrum including geology, types of platforms, exploration methods, production and enhanced recovery methods, pipelines, and envinronmental managment and impact, specifically worldwide advances in study, control, and prevention of the industry's impact on the marine environment and its living resources. In addition, this book provides a go-to glossary for quick reference. Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations empowers oil and gas engineers and managers to understand and capture on one of the fastest growing markets in the energy sector today. Quickly become familiar with the oil and gas offshore industry, including deepwater operations Understand the full spectrum of the business, including environmental impacts and future challenges Gain knowledge and exposure on critical standards and real-world case studies

Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Second Edition
  • Author : Malcolm A. Kelland
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN Code: 1439873798

Summary: Production chemistry issues result from changes in well stream fluids, both liquid and gaseous, during processing. Since crude oil production is characterized by variable production rates and unpredictable changes to the nature of the produced fluids, it is essential for production chemists to have a range of chemical additives available for rectifying issues that would not otherwise be fully resolved. Modern production methods, the need to upgrade crude oils of variable quality, and environmental constraints demand chemical solutions. Thus, oilfield production chemicals are necessary to overcome or minimize the effects of the production chemistry problems. Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Second Edition discusses a wide variety of production chemicals used by the oil and gas industry for down-hole and topside applications both onshore and offshore. Incorporating the large amount of research and applications since the first edition, this new edition reviews all past and present classes of production chemicals, providing numerous difficult-to-obtain references, especially SPE papers and patents. Unlike other texts that focus on how products perform in the field, this book focuses on the specific structures of chemicals that are known to deliver the required or desired performance—information that is very useful for research and development. Each updated chapter begins by introducing a problem, such as scale or corrosion, for which there is a production chemical. The author then briefly discusses all chemical and nonchemical methods to treat the problem and provides in-depth descriptions of the structural classes of relevant production chemicals. He also mentions, when available, the environmental properties of chemicals and whether the chemical or technique has been successfully used in the field. This edition includes two new chapters and nearly 50 percent more references.

Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Eduardo P Olaguer
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN Code: 0128018585

Summary: Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry provides the most up-to-date scientific and technological methods available to quantify oil and gas industry emissions and atmospheric impacts in a manner that is relevant to the development of, compliance with, and enforcement of effective policy and regulations. The book offers a concise survey of these methods to facilitate the implementation of solutions that promote sustainable energy production. Part I covers a technical and descriptive summary of air quality and global change issues relevant to the oil and gas industry, with Part II summarizing state-of-the-art methods pertaining to the analysis and solution of the problems identified in the earlier section. Examples of state-of-the-art methods covered include real-time monitoring with chemical ionization mass spectrometry, drone-mounted mini-lasers and gas cells, tomographic remote sensing, inverse modeling of emissions, 3D fluid, chemical, and transport models, and contemporary control technologies, such as flare minimization, oxidation catalysts, and vapor recovery. In addition, field studies, policy-relevant modeling assessments, and regulatory decisions from multiple geographic regions are presented, providing readers best practices from real world applications. Addresses major environmental issues of concern as a result of the oil and gas industry Reflects a balanced, objective view that is based on scientific principles Provides a wide geographical perspective Presents a rigorous and comprehensive scientific basis for crafting solutions to air quality problems created by the oil and gas industry

Political and Investment Risk in the International Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Steven A. Mucci
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-11
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 1498546137

Summary: This book examines the financial, legal and institutional strategies available to the international oil and gas industry to manage political and investment risk. The financial techniques for mitigating and allocating risk include corporate finance, joint ventures, and project finance. The legal techniques include production sharing agreements, profit sharing agreements, service contracts, bilateral investment treaties, and multilateral investment treaties. The institutional techniques include domestic courts, national constitutions, international arbitral tribunals, governmental and non-governmental regulatory agencies, alliances and energy diplomacy. This book traces the historical development of these techniques and their application in practice. The effectiveness with which companies manage political and investment risk is important for the financial sustainability of individual firms and the industry as whole. The real and perceived level of risk affects the level of exploration expenditures and therefore the balance between supply and demand, and the price of oil and natural gas. The search for a secure supply of oil and gas affects the political, military, and economic relations between countries. Consequently, every developed and developing country has placed energy policy at or near the top of its national priorities.

The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas
  • Author : Slawomir Raszewski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 3319625578

Summary: This book addresses energy research from four distinct International Political Economy perspectives: energy security, governance, legal and developmental areas. Energy is too important to be neglected by political scientists. Yet, within the mainstream of the discipline energy research still remains a peripheral area of academic enquiry seeking to plug into the discipline’s theoretical debates. The purpose of this book is to assess how existing perspectives fit with our understanding of social science energy research by focusing on the oil and gas dimension.

Iraq's Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Janan Al-Asady
  • Publisher : Routledge Research in Energy Law and Regulation
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Petroleum law and legislation
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 9780367149697

Summary: Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2016) issued under title: A legal analysis of Iraq's upstream oil industry.

Governance of Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas
  • Author : Cécile Pelaudeix,Ellen Margrethe Basse
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1317125924

Summary: Global energy problems will remain a challenge in the coming decades. The impact of climate change and the melting of polar sea ice opening up access to offshore hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic Ocean, raises questions for both civil society and the scientific community over drilling opportunities in Arctic marine areas. Disparities in approach to the governance of oil and gas extraction in the Arctic arise from fundamental differences in histories, cultures, domestic constraints and substantive values and attitudes in the Arctic coastal states and sub-states. Differing political systems, legal traditions and societal beliefs with regard to energy security and economic development, environmental protection, legitimacy of decision making, and the ownership and respect of the rights of indigenous people, all affect how governance systems of oil and gas extraction are designed. Using a multidisciplinary approach and case studies from the USA, Norway, Russia, Canada, Greenland/Denmark and the EU, this book both examines the current governance of extraction and its effects and considers ways to enhance the efficiency of environmental management and public participation in this system.

Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforce
  • Author : Phil Andrews,Jim Playfoot
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN Code: 9780128102817

Summary: Volume 2 of the Getenergy Guides series explores the challenges of developing a technically competent workforce for the oil and gas sector globally. The cases in this Volume explore practical examples of the efforts of oil and gas companies, contractors, educational institutions and governments to develop competent, vocationally-trained employees for the industry. Education and training are increasingly viewed as part of the core business of oil and gas companies operating in today's high cost/high risk environment. This book will highlight the approaches which work and offer a framework against which future initiatives can be measured. This second book in the Getenergy Guides series explores nine cases studies from around the world and offers commentary on each case drawn from Getenergy's wealth of experience in uniting education and training providers and the upstream oil and gas industry on a global basis. Edited by Getenergy's Executive Team which - for more than a decade - has specialised in mapping and connecting the world of education and training with the upstream oil and gas industry through global events and workshops Detailed research into the key facts surrounding each case with analysis to enable readers to quickly and effectively extract lessons that can be applied to the challenge of building a technically competent workforce Highlights the aspects of good practice that can be utilised by universities, colleges and training providers in meeting the workforce and skills development needs of the oil and gas industry Includes full colour images and partnership diagrams' to underscore key concepts Offers specific commentary on the replicability, sustainability and impact of the approaches outlined

Nuclear Radioactive Materials (Tenorm) in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Khalid Al Nabhani,Faisal Khan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-02
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 0128168250

Summary: Nuclear Radioactive Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry comprehensively discusses the TENORMs generated from various types of oil and gas processes and their associated adverse human health effects, effective TENORM waste management strategies, and the quantitative risk analysis. The book thoroughly investigates current knowledge, addressing the three main gaps identified in available studies: 1) Exposure to radioactivity, 2) High volume waste as a source of radiation exposure, and 3) A lack of uniform, international safety regulations. This book offers researchers, scientists and graduate and undergraduate students a comprehensive and well-researched reference that covers fundamental concepts, problem identification and solutions development. It is an ideal, comprehensive guideline for professionals involved in the oil and gas and nuclear industries who are concerned about radiological issues. Demystifies NORM and TENORM concepts and redefines TENORM from technical and nuclear scientific perspectives Addresses statistically representative data of quantitative risk assessment and dynamic accident modeling Stresses the need for legislation and consistency of safety standards relating to radiological risks posed by TENORM on health and the environment

The Application of Contracts in Developing Offshore Oil and Gas Projects
  • Author : Philip Loots,Donald Charrett
  • Publisher : Informa Law from Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Offshore gas industry
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN Code: 9780367135522

Summary: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key aspects and contracts involved in the process of developing oil and gas projects, with an emphasis on offshore developments. Project development in oil and gas carries with it numerous unique risks and challenges. By identifying and managing risk through the various contract stages, each stage of the project is seen in perspective and therefore gives readers a better understanding of how that stage was arrived at and what is expected to come later. To do this, the authors use illustrative international case studies from past and current projects, thereby deepening the reader's understanding and awareness of risk from practical experience, as well as suggesting answers for those who are involved in developing oil and gas projects. The Application of Contracts in Developing Offshore Oil and Gas Projectsis intended for project owners, project managers, contractors, finance managers, commercial managers and lawyers who seek to understand the subject from a practical point of view. mercial managers and lawyers who seek to understand the subject from a practical point of view.

Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Laws
  • Author : Usman, Adamu Kyuka
  • Publisher : Malthouse Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN Code: 9875477559

Summary: Though predominantly on oil and gas law, this is nonetheless a veritable Reference Book on the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. It places before anyone interested in the oil and gas industry basic and critical oil and gas issues not in common circulation in existing texts on the subject. The book is arranged in such a chronological order, like reference books and dictionaries tend to be,that a lay person in going through it would now know how oil is explored and found,how oil fields may be onshore and offshore, how oil blocs are bidded for, how oil is drilled, including associated gas deposits, among others. The transportation of oil and gas, storage of oil and gas, refining of oil and processing of gas, marketing of oil and gas,the impact of oil and gas exploration, production and revenues on the Nigerian environment, politics and economy and a myriad of other issues are comprehensively covered. The book should prove most useful to the lawyer, petroleum geologist, petroleum engineer, policy makers, investors, local and international development agencies and bodies, lecturers and students specialising in wide ranging subjects as economics, development studies, engineering, management, public administration, insurance, marketing, accounting and finance.

History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas
  • Author : Silvia Fernanda Figueirôa,Gregory A. Good,Drielli Peyerl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN Code: 3030138801

Summary: This edited volume discusses scientific and technological aspects of the history of the oil and gas industry in national and international contexts. The search for oil for industrial uses began in the nineteenth century, the first drills made in Azerbaijan and the United States. This intense search for a substance to become one of the most important energy sources was, many times, based on skill as well as luck, resulting in knowledge and the development of prospecting and exploration technologies. The demand for oil improved expertise in geological science, in areas such as micropaleontology, stratigraphy or sedimentology and informed different disciplines such as geophysics. These contributions made possible not only the discovery of new oil fields but also new applications and methods of exploration. Beyond the scientific and technological aspects, an industry that grew to such considerable size also impacted the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and diplomatic issues in history. The book approaches these changes in different scales, countries, areas, and perspectives. This edited book appeals to researchers, student, practitioners in various fields from geology and geophysics to history. It is also an important resource for professionals in the oil and gas industry.

Petroleum and Gas Field Processing
  • Author : H.K. Abdel-Aal,Mohamed Aggour,M.A. Fahim
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-03
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN Code: 0824756142

Summary: The immediate product extracted from oil and gas wells consists of mixtures of oil, gas, and water that is difficult to transport, requiring a certain amount of field processing. This reference analyzes principles and procedures related to the processing of reservoir fluids for the separation, handling, treatment, and production of quality petroleum oil and gas products. It details strategies in equipment selection and system design, field development and operation, and process simulation and control to increase plant productivity and safety and avoid losses during purification, treatment, storage, and export. Providing guidelines for developing efficient and economical treatment systems, the book features solved design examples that demonstrate the application of developed design equations as well as review problems and exercises of key engineering concepts in petroleum field development and operation.

Corrosion Inhibitors in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Viswanathan S. Saji,Saviour A. Umoren
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-04-13
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 352734618X

Summary: Provides comprehensive coverage of corrosion inhibitors in the oil and gas industries Considering the high importance of corrosion inhibitor development for the oil and gas sectors, this book provides a thorough overview of the most recent advancements in this field. It systematically addresses corrosion inhibitors for various applications in the oil and gas value chain, as well as the fundamentals of corrosion inhibition and interference of inhibitors with co-additives. Corrosion Inhibitors in the Oil and Gas Industries is presented in three parts. The first part on Fundamentals and Approaches focuses on principles and processes in the oil and gas industry, the types of corrosion encountered and their control methods, environmental factors affecting inhibition, material selection strategies, and economic aspects of corrosion. The second part on Choice of Inhibitors examines corrosion inhibitors for acidizing processes, inhibitors for sweet and sour corrosion, inhibitors in refinery operations, high-temperature corrosion inhibitors, inhibitors for challenging corrosive environments, inhibitors for microbiologically influenced corrosion, polymeric inhibitors, vapor phase inhibitors, and smart controlled release inhibitor systems. The last part on Interaction with Co-additives looks at industrial co-additives and their interference with corrosion inhibitors such as antiscalants, hydrate inhibitors, and sulfide scavengers. -Presents a well-structured and systematic overview of the fundamentals and factors affecting corrosion -Acts as a handy reference tool for scientists and engineers working with corrosion inhibitors for the oil and gas industries -Collectively presents all the information available on the development and application of corrosion inhibitors for the oil and gas industries -Offers a unique and specific focus on the oil and gas industries Corrosion Inhibitors in the Oil and Gas Industries is an excellent resource for scientists in industry as well as in academia working in the field of corrosion protection for the oil and gas sectors, and will appeal to materials scientists, electrochemists, chemists, and chemical engineers.

The Extractive Industries Sourcebook
  • Author : Peter D. Cameron,Michael Stanley
  • Publisher : World Bank
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN Code: 9780821396582

Summary: Oil, Gas and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues. A central premise of the Sourcebook is that good technical knowledge can better inform political, economic and social choices with respect to sector development and the related risks and opportunities. The guidance provided by the Sourcebook assumes a broad set of overarching principles, all centered on good governance and directed at achieving positive and broadly-based sustainable development outcomes. Oil, Gas and Mining is rich in presenting options to challenges, on the understanding that contexts and needs vary; and there is much to be gained from appreciating the lessons learned from a broad set of experiences. The Sourcebook is intended for use by senior government officials, decision makers, domestic and international technical specialists, civil society and individuals alike. It has been developed through a partnership of universities, industry and civil society organizations, and the World Bank. The Sourcebook is also available in a constantly evolving online version at

Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry
  • Author : Robert Clews
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 9780128001585

Summary: Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry provides an overview of project finance in the oil and gas industry, covering financial markets, sources and providers of finance, financial structures, and capital raising processes. With about US $300 billion of project finance debt raised annually across several capital intensive sectors-including oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, and mining-the oil and gas industry represents 30% of the global project finance market. Author Robert Clews, EMEA Head of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals Project Finance for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, explores project finance techniques and their effectiveness in the international petroleum industry. His case studies highlight petroleum industry players, risks, economics, and commercial/legal arrangements. With petroleum industry projects among the largest industrial activities in the world, this book ties together concepts and tools through real examples. It ensures that project finance will continue to play a central role in bringing together investors and lenders to finance these types of ventures. Combines the theory and practice of raising long-term funding for capital intensive projects with insights about the appeal of project finance to the international and oil and gas industry Includes case studies and examples covering projects in the Arctic, East Africa, Latin America, North America, and Australia Emphasizes the full downstream value chain of the industry instead of limiting itself to upstream and pipeline project financing Highlights petroleum industry players, risks, economics, and commercial/legal arrangements

The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Africa
  • Author : Soala Ariweriokuma
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-10-27
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 113403959X

Summary: The evolution of the Nigerian oil and gas industry spanned about a century during which several challenges were encountered and surmounted by major International Oil Companies (IOCs). This book provides a thoroughly researched guide to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The author examines the increasing role of Africa in the contribution of oil and gas resources to the global energy market and provides an overview of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Algeria , Libya , Egypt and Angola . The book presents an in-depth review of the growth and challenges of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also highlights the geological features of the oil and gas bearing regions of the country. In particular, the emerging prominence of the Gulf of Guinea as a prolific hydrocarbon bearing zone is extensively evaluated.

Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
  • Author : Debra A Kaden,Tracie L. Rose
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN Code: 0128041250

Summary: Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development offers a series of authoritative perspectives from varied viewpoints on key issues relevant in the use of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, providing a timely presentation of requisite information on the implications of these technologies for those connected to unconventional oil and shale gas development. Utilizing expertise from a range of contributors in academia, non-governmental organizations, and the oil and gas industry, Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development is an essential resource for academics and professionals in the oil and gas, environmental, and health and safety industries as well as for policy makers. Offers a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the environmental and health issues related to unconventional oil and shale gas development Serves as a collective resource for academics and professionals in the oil and gas, environmental, health, and safety industries, as well as environmental scientists and policymakers Features a diverse and expert group of chapter authors from academia, non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and the oil and gas industry

Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry
  • Author : Marius S. Vassiliou
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-02
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN Code: 0810862883

Summary: The Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, events, technologies, phenomena, countries, provinces, cities, and regions related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.

Shale Energy Revolution
  • Author : Binlei Gong
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-01
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN Code: 9811548552

Summary: This book answers the following questions: How will the global oil and gas market change in the next decade? How does the United States become the world's biggest oil and gas producer? What is the current condition of China's Shale Industry and energy security? Is hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology cheered or feared? Is energy production driven by economy or environment? Who are the major competitors in this market? This book covers not only macro analysis at country-level, but also micro analysis at firm-level, which helps investigate this industry more comprehensively.

The Development of Iran’s Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Mahmoud Fard Kardel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN Code: 100069979X

Summary: This book critically examines different forms of petroleum contracts, the historical perspective of the oil and gas industry and the political economy of the petroleum development in Iran. In doing this, the author provides analysis of the concept of concession in oil and gas development. This is discussed through the main forms of concession contracts; namely, the classic concession contract (CCC) and the new concession contract (NCC). The book ties together much of the existing work on the history of oil and gas regulation in Iran and builds on that foundation to propose a coherent and balanced approach within the framework of the NCC. To consider the role of the NCC in developing national upstream oil and gas industry, comparative examples are drawn from countries currently using, or having previously used, NCC oil and gas contracts. The selected developed and developing countries are Brazil, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway. The analysis considers the extent to which the NCC has served to advance the objectives and national interests of the national governments in this industry. The book involves a comparative exploration of the utilisation of NCCs in other jurisdictions and synthesises a framework through which Iran may develop its underutilised oil and gas resources. Of interest to academics, students and practitioners throughout the world, this book focuses on the relevant aspects of Iran’s Constitution and natural resource laws and makes recommendations for law reform to Iran’s legal frameworks.

Oil and Gas Exploration Contracts
  • Author : Anthony Jennings
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Contracts
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 9780421829206

Summary: This text provides comprehensive guidance on the nature, purpose and terms of the legal agreements in use in oil and gas exploration. It offers systematic, clause-by-clause commentaries on all the various contracts in the exploration phase.

Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector
  • Author : Silvana Tordo and Yahya Anouti
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date :
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A number of countries have recently discovered and are developing oil and gas reserves. Policy makers in such countries are anxious to obtain the greatest benefits for their economies from the extraction of these exhaustible resources by designing appropriate policies to achieve desired goals. One important theme of such policies is the so-called local content created by the sector—the extent to which the output of the extractive industry sector generates further benefits to the economy beyond the direct contribution of its value-added, through its links to other sectors. This paper provides a detailed description of the policy context, objectives, implementation tools, and metrics used in a select group of petroleum-producing countries, including Angola, Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Trinidad and Tobago. The information is further analyzed in the paper on Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector, World Bank Studies, Washington D.C., 2013.

Offshore Well Completion and Stimulation
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-08
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN Code: 030949236X

Summary: While the public is generally aware of the use of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional resource development onshore, it is less familiar with the well completion and stimulation technologies used in offshore operations, including hydraulic fracturing, gravel packs, "fracpacks," and acid stimulation. Just as onshore technologies have improved, these well completion and stimulation technologies for offshore hydrocarbon resource development have progressed over many decades. To increase public understanding of these technologies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine established a planning committee to organize and convene a workshop on Offshore Well Completion and Stimulation: Using Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Technologies on October 2-3, 2017, in Washington, DC. This workshop examined the unique features about operating in the U.S. offshore environment, including well completion and stimulation technologies, environmental considerations and concerns, and health and safety management. Participants from across government, industry, academia, and nonprofit sectors shared their perspectives on operational and regulatory approaches to mitigating risks to the environment and to humans in the development of offshore resources. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas
  • Author : Zhiguo Gao,Chih-Kuo Kao
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release Date : 1998-09-10
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN Code: 9041107266

Summary: This book contains in-depth articles written by scholars, international lawyers, and practitioners from around the world. It deals with the environmental aspect of the hydrocarbon cycle in general and oil and gas exploration and production in particular. Its main thrust is management of environmental legal risks and issues in upstream operations.

Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Author : Said Gaci,Olga Hachay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-03-13
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1119227429

Summary: Oil and Gas Exploration: Methods and Application presents a summary of new results related to oil and gas prospecting that are useful for theoreticians and practical professionals. The study of oil and gas complexes and intrusions occurring in sedimentary basins is crucial for identifying the location of oil and gas fields and for making accurate predictions on oil findings. Volume highlights include: Advanced geophysical techniques for achieving hydrocarbon exploration efficiency from beneath the Earth Discussion of theoretical and practical approaches in solving problems related to exploring and mining new oil and gas deposits New geological concepts for predicting potential hydrocarbon targets Novel methods of control of the outworking of these deposits using different geophysical methods, significant for optimization of mining hydrocarbon and carbonate deposits Estimation of the degree of outworking of oil and gas deposits, to facilitate the use of space-time monitoring of different kinds of fields Analysis of exploration data by an efficient processing system, based on strong methods proven mathematically Oil and Gas Exploration is a valuable resource for exploration geophysicists, petroleum engineers, geoengineers, petrologists, mining engineers, and economic geologists, who will gain insights into exploring new methods involved in finding natural resources from our Earth. Read an interview with the editors to find out more:

Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond
  • Author : Arnim Langer,Ukoha Ukiwo,Pamela Mbabazi
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN Code: 9462702004

Summary: Multidisciplinary perspectives to governance of oil in African countries Large quantities of oil were discovered in the Albertine Rift Valley in Western Uganda in 2006. The sound management of these oil resources and revenues is undoubtedly one of the key public policy challenges for Uganda as it is for other African countries with large oil and/or gas endowments. With oil expected to start flowing in 2021, the current book analyses how this East African country is preparing for the challenge of effectively, efficiently, and transparently managing its oil sector and resources. Adopting a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and comparative approach, the book identifies a broad scope of issues that need to be addressed in order for Uganda to realise the full potential of its oil wealth for national economic transformation. Predominantly grounded in local scholarship and including chapters drawing on the experiences of Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, the book blazes a trail on governance of African oil in an era of emerging producers. Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond will be of great interest to social scientists and economic and social policy makers in oil-producing countries. It is suitable for course adoption across such disciplines as International/Global Affairs, Political Economy, Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Energy Studies, Development, Politics, Peace, Security and African Studies. Contributors: Badru Bukenya (Makerere University), Moses Isabirye (Busitema University), Wilson Bahati Kazi (Uganda Revenue Authority), Corti Paul Lakuma (Economic Policy Research Centre), Joseph Mawejje (Economic Policy Research Centre), Pamela Mbabazi (Uganda National Planning Authority), Martin Muhangi (independent researcher), Roberts Muriisa (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Chris Byaruhanga Musiime (independent researcher), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jackson A. Mwakali (Makerere University), Tom Owang (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Joseph Oloka-Onyango (Makerere University), Peter Quartey (University of Ghana), Peter Wandera (Transparency International Uganda), Kathleen Brophy (Transparency International Uganda), Jaqueline Nakaiza (independent researcher), Babra Beyeza (independent researcher), Jackson Byaruhanga (Bank of Uganda), Emmanuel Abbey (University of Ghana).

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf,Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0081001266

Summary: Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry provides an updated understanding on why materials fail in specific situations, a vital element in developing and engineering new alternatives. This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the oil and gas industry, where a single failed pipe can result in devastating consequences for people, wildlife, the environment, and the economy of a region. The book combines introductory sections on failure analysis with numerous real world case studies of pipelines and other types of materials failure in the oil and gas industry, including joint failure, leakage in crude oil storage tanks, failure of glass fibre reinforced epoxy pipes, and failure of stainless steel components in offshore platforms, amongst others. Introduces readers to modern analytical techniques in materials failure analysis Combines foundational knowledge with current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field Includes numerous compelling case studies of materials failure in oil and gas pipelines and drilling platforms

Balancing Petroleum Policy
  • Author : Alexander Huurdeman,Anastasiya Rozhkova
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 146481385X

Summary: Petroleum discovery in a country presents its policy makers with a challenging and complex task: formulating and agreeing on policies that will shape the country’s petroleum sector and guide the translation of the newly discovered resources into equitable and sustainable economic and social growth for the nation over the long term. Balancing Petroleum Policy provides policy makers and other stakeholders with the basic sector-related knowledge they need to embark on this task. It introduces a number of topics: the petroleum value chain and pivotal factors affecting value creation, a consultative process for developing a nation’s common vision on key petroleum development objectives, design of a legislative and contractual framework, petroleum fiscal regimes and their administration, prudent fiscal management, transparency and governance, environmental and social safeguards, and economic diversification through industrial linkages. Although much of the material is relevant to designing policies for the development of the petroleum sector in general, the book gives special focus to developing countries, countries in a federal or devolved setting, and countries that have experienced or are still experiencing civil conflict. With this focus in mind, the book examines three questions—ownership, management, and revenue sharing of petroleum resources—that are central to petroleum policy in any federal or devolved state. It also offers important perspectives on how to prevent violent conflicts related to such resources. Petroleum policies tend to vary significantly from country to country, as do the objectives that such policies aim to achieve in the specific context of each particular country. Although there is no one-size-fits-all policy and there are no clear-cut answers to the many potential policy dilemmas associated with the discovery of petroleum resources, this publication may help policy makers find the right balance among the chosen objectives—and the right policy choices to achieve these objectives.

The Prize
  • Author : Daniel Yergin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN Code: 1471104753

Summary: The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.

Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields
  • Author : Gustavo Carvajal,Marko Maucec,Stan Cullick
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 9780128046425

Summary: Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Engineering Concepts, Models, and Implementation focuses on technical equipment and workflows to introduce the concepts of computer analytics, collaboration and change management-all important aspects of the digital oilfield. The book is packed with multiple examples and lessons learned from various budgets, conditions and case studies, creating a reference that can help managers, engineers and key IT experts understand specifics on how to filter data, address analytics, and link workflow across PPT (People Process and Technology), enabling the team to make better informed decisions with a higher degree of certainty and reduced risk. Digital oil fields started as a small and expensive investment but gained popularity quickly to help increase productivity of reservoirs. Today oil and gas companies, both big and small, can utilize this fast-paced technology; however, with data increasing and operating environments and budgets becoming more challenging, petroleum engineers and managers are always pressed to keep up with more complex infrastructures and turn big data into profitable decisions. The book features a list of references for further reading and a look-ahead chapter on the next generation digital oil field, e.g., cloud computing, big data analytics and advances in nanotechnology. The book helps transform engineering workflows and data analytics into successfully delivered oil and gas projects. Covers multiple examples and lessons learned from a variety of reservoir and production budgets, conditions and case studies Includes techniques and training on change management and collaboration including how to plan and present to management on project value Delivers real and readily applicable knowledge on technical equipment, workflows and data challenges such as acquisition and quality control that make up the digital oil field solutions of today

Corrosion and Materials in the Oil and Gas Industries
  • Author : Reza Javaherdashti,Chikezie Nwaoha,Henry Tan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN Code: 1466556250

Summary: The advancement of methods and technologies in the oil and gas industries calls for new insight into the corrosion problems these industries face daily. With the application of more precise instruments and laboratory techniques as well as the development of new scientific paradigms, corrosion professionals are also witnessing a new era in the way d