Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production / Edition 2

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Overview

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Second Edition is a comprehensive and current introduction to the upstream industry, drawing together the many inter-disciplinary links within the industry. It presents all the major stages in the life of an oil or gas field, from gaining access to opportunity, through exploration, appraisal, development planning, production, and finally to decommissioning. It also explains the fiscal and commercial environment in which oil and gas field development takes place.

The book is written for industry professionals who wish to be better informed about the basic technical and commercial methods, concepts and techniques used in the upstream oil and gas business. The authors are the founders of TRACS International, a company which has provided training and consultancy in Exploration and Production related issues for many clients world-wide since 1992.

* Clearly written in a concise and straightforward manner
* Features detailed technical illustrations to maximize learning
* Presents major advances in the industry, including technical methods for field evaluation and development and techniques used for managing risk within the business
* Developed from TRACS International course materials, discussions with clients, and material available in the public domain

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"This book is timely for professionals in the hydrocarbon industry, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the technical, economic, and commerical methods, concepts, and techniques used in the industry."

-- The Leading Edge

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Written for professionals working in the oil and gas industries and related support services, this volume covers the both technical and business considerations. All major stages of fields are considered from exploration, through appraisal, development planning, production, and finally to decommissioning. Sixteen chapters also discuss topics such as: the field life cycle, drilling engineering, safety and the environment, reservoir description, volumetric estimation, reservoir dynamic behavior, surface facilities, project and contract management, petroleum economics, and managing decline. Paper edition (unseen), $86.00. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444532367
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Series: Developments in Petroleum Science Series , #55
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 915,902
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The field life cycle. 2. Petroleum agreements and bidding. 3. Exploration. 4. Drilling engineering. 5. Safety and the environment. 6. Reservoir description. 7. Volumetric estimation. 8. Field appraisal. 9. Reservoir dynamic behaviour. 10. Well dynamic behaviour. 11. Surface facilities. 12. Production operations and maintenance. 13. Project and contract management. 14. Petroleum economics. 15. Risk analysis. 16. Managing the producing field. 17. Managing decline. 18. Decommissioning. Selected bibliography. Index.
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