Elements of Petroleum Geology / Edition 2

Elements of Petroleum Geology / Edition 2

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by Richard C. Selley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0126363706

ISBN-13: 9780126363708

Pub. Date: 09/19/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This third edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the years since publication of the First Edition. This book is a useful primer 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

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This third edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the years since publication of the First Edition. This book is a useful primer 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 first edition completely
  • Reviews the concepts and methodology of petroleum exploration and production
  • Written by a preeminent petroleum geologist and sedimentologist with 30 years of petroleum exploration in remote corners of the world
  • Contains information pertinent to geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum reservoir engineers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126363708
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/19/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
451,684
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

(Chapter Headings) Introduction. The Physical and Chemical Properties of Petroleum. Methods of Exploration. The Subsurface Environment. Generation and Migration of Petroleum. The Reservoir. Traps and Seals. Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Systems. Non-Conventional Petroleum Resources. Conclusions. Appendices.

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Elements of Petroleum Geology 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The text book is not good for selecting chapters for studying Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Industry in general. It provides excessive introductory material and lacks concentration. For example, a chapter could have been devoted to the college level courses required for petroelum engineers, thus also fullfilling the intended technical know how for geologist in the Petroleum Industry. Too heavy in it's introductory format and lacking the intermediate level of expectation. It is certainly not comparable to most textbooks identified as 'Elements Of'. The flow of material presented is not enjoy-'able'. This book needs to be revised for a new edition or shelved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The books represents the most successful initiative to provide college boys and experienced professionals from other areas, a comprehensive, nice and sharp text on modern oil exploration correlate sciences. A must, prize deserved work.