Elements of Petroleum Geology / Edition 2

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Overview

In the fifteen years since the highly successful first edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology was written, there have been many advances in the concepts and technology of petroleum geoscience. The second edition has been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect these advances. Nonetheless it has the same objective as the first edition: to serve as an introductory text for university courses in petroleum geoscience, and as a primer for professional petroleum geoscientists and engineers who wish to expand their knowledge base beyond their own specialist area.
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Editorial Reviews

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"... this book is extremely well written and easy to read ... I would highly recommend this book as an excellent introduction to the field in university courses, to those new in petroleum industry, to nongeoscientists working with geologists, and those interested in a review of petroleum geology. I recommend Selley's text for its easy and clear text and 332 illustrations, especially for college students and those interested in concise review. This text will carry forward aspects of petroleum geology into the XXI century." Marcio R. Mello, Center of Excellence of Geochemistry

"This comprehensive, stimulating book conveys information with intelligence, clear illustrations, and marvelous wit. The author writes with clarity and authority and with a grasp of the subject matter that is lightly presented." Fouad Michael, Western Geophysical, Houston, Texas, The Leading Edge

"... an authoritative piece of work written by an author with over 30 years experience. If you require an overview of petroleum geoscience, I recommend you buy the Elements of Petroleum Geology." Giancario Rizzi, Core Carbonates, PESGB Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126363708
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/19/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 724,929
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Selley is Professor of Applied Sedimentology in the Department of Geology, Imperial College, University of London. He has been involved in petroleum exploration across the globe and has published 5 text books and many papers on sedimentology and its application to petroleum exploration and production. Richard Selley has been awarded the Murchison Fund of the Geological Society, has been a Distinguished Lecturerof the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, and was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    A let down for books titled 'Elements Of'.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2002

    Petroleum geology in a cool and positive mood

    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.

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