Elements of Petroleum Geology

Elements of Petroleum Geology

by Richard C. Selley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716716305

ISBN-13: 9780716716303

Pub. Date: 03/28/1985

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

This Second Edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the field in the fifteen years since the 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

Overview

This Second Edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the field in the fifteen years since the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716716303
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
449

Table of Contents

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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