Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production

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Covers the process of petroleum exploration from identifying its features within the earth's crust, to its extraction in the wells. Rudimentary diagrams compliment explanations of such topics as the nature of oil and gas; the earth's crust; identification of common rocks and minerals; source rocks, generation, migration, and accumulation of petroleum; geological and geochemical petroleum exploration; drilling preliminaries, mechanics, and techniques; reservoir mechanics and reserves; and improved oil recovery. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878144389
  • Publisher: PennWell Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Plates
Ch. 1 The Nature of Gas and Oil 1
Ch. 2 The Earth's Crust - Where We Find It 15
Ch. 3 Identification of Common Rocks and Minerals 27
Ch. 4 Geological Time 35
Ch. 5 Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks 49
Ch. 6 Sandstone Reservoir Rocks 73
Ch. 7 Carbonate Reservoir Rocks 91
Ch. 8 Sedimentary Rock Distribution 107
Ch. 9 Mapping 119
Ch. 10 Ocean Environment and Plate Tectonics 129
Ch. 11 Source Rocks, Generation, Migration, and Accumulation of Petroleum 149
Ch. 12 Petroleum Traps 167
Ch. 13 Petroleum Exploration - Geological and Geochemical 195
Ch. 14 Petroleum Exploration - Geophysical 209
Ch. 15 Drilling Preliminaries 233
Ch. 16 Drilling a Well - the Mechanics 247
Ch. 17 Drilling Problems 273
Ch. 18 Drilling Techniques 285
Ch. 19 Testing a Well 297
Ch. 20 Completing a Well 333
Ch. 21 Surface Treatment and Storage 361
Ch. 22 Offshore Drilling and Production 375
Ch. 23 Workover 393
Ch. 24 Reservoir Mechanics 405
Ch. 25 Petroleum Production 413
Ch. 26 Reserves 431
Ch. 27 Improved Oil Recovery 439
Glossary 451
Figure References 551
Unit Conversions 557
Oil and Gas Records 559
Index 563
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