The Oil & Gas Industry

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: Joseph Hilyard

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 159370254X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 535

Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.

The Petroleum Industry

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: Charles F. Conaway

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780878147632

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 561

This work provides an overview of the petroleum industry, including: geology and the origins of oil and gas formation; techniques used to find, drill, and produce oil; and storage, transportation and marketing.

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

Author: Norman J. Hyne

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702698

Category: Reference

Page: 698

View: 6247

Designed for easy reading and accessibility, this bestselling book by Norman Hyne provides an enormous amount of useful information on the upstream petroleum industry.

The new updated 3rd Edition includes a new chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales), covers new well-logging tools and new drilling rigs, and adds a number of new figures and plates.

Thousands of professionals and students have used this upstream guide to further their understanding of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling, and production.

Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition

Author: Martin S. Raymond,William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703864

Category: Gas wells

Page: 343

View: 9011

This nontechnical treatment of oil and gas production is an excellent introduction for anyone from petroleum engineers and geologists new to their careers to financial, marketing, legal, and other professionals and their staffs interested in the industry. E&P service company personnel will find it particularly beneficial in understanding the roles played by their clients. Not only does it cover production fundamentals, but it backs up to give the necessary upstream background—geology, origins of oil and gas, and ownership and land rights—as well as surface operations and even production company strategy development. Key Features: A comprehensive view of the entire E&P function Geology and the origins of petroleum Reservoir characteristics and behavior Expanded coverage of drilling and hydraulic fracturing Conventional and not-so-conventional (oil sands plus shale oil and gas) producing operations Production problems and solutions The different types of companies and jobs in the oil patch and how they interact

Natural Gas Liquids

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593703244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 1992

Written in accessible language, Natural Gas Liquids: A Nontechnical Guide is a comprehensive overview of NGLs from production in the oil patch to consumption in the fuel and petrochemical industries. Leffler covers everything from gas plants, logistics, storage and refinery operations to the chemistry necessary to have a full understanding of the whole value chain. Learn what is behind natural gas liquids: • How they are produced • How they are transported • How they are consumed in the fuel and petrochemical industries • Profiles of successful NGL companies With chapter highlights and exercises, and many photos, illustrations, and graphs, this is the perfect resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the world of natural gas liquids.

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Author: Thomas O. Miesner,William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 159370058X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 357

View: 9707

This text explains the how's and why's of the pipeline industry. It was written for those not directly involved in pipeline operations - legal, supply, accounting, finance, and human resource specialists, and people who service and sell equipment to pipeline companies. But even engineers and expert pipeliners can gain insights from the book's depth and broad perspective.


A Nontechnical Guide

Author: Michael D. Tusiani,Gordon Shearer

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 087814885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 4737

The demand for natural gas rises annually, straining existing supplies, and emerging markets often aren't accessible by pipeline. Using everyday language and real-world examples, authors Michael D. Tusiani and Gordon Shearer present LNG as the most viable energy answer. Their straightforward explanation of a complex industry proves that LNG can deliver a critical link in the energy demands of international economies.Readers will realize the complexity of this industry, which involves an intricate link of critical companies, governments, and stand-alone facilities. ""LNG: A Nontechnical Guide"" will be a valuable reference for energy industry leaders, investment bankers, and professors specializing in energy.

The Global Oil & Gas Industry

Management, Strategy & Finance

Author: Andrew C. Inkpen,Michael H. Moffett

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702396

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

View: 5083

Despite its size and importance, a surprising lack of basic knowledge exists about the oil and gas industry. With their timely new book, authors Andrew Inkpen and Michael H. Moffett have written a nontechnical book to help readers with technical backgrounds better understand the business of oil and gas. They describe and analyze the global oil and gas industry, focusing on its strategic, financial, and business aspects and addressing a wide range of topics organized around the oil and gas industry value chain, starting with exploration and ending with products sold to consumers. The Global Oil & Gas Industry is a single source for anyone interested in how the business of the worldís largest industry actually works: business executives, students, government officials and regulators, professionals working in the industry, and the general public.

Introduction to the Global Oil & Gas Business

Author: Samuel Van Vactor

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 1094

To the casual observer, the oil business seems constant and unchanging. Most gasoline stations have done away with attendant services, and credit cards are accepted directly at the pump, but drive-in access and brand names remain largely as they have been for generations. The faade, however, is just that; it is like the false front of a Western town put in place to make everything seem bigger and grander than it really is. The familiarity of the oil industry's retail outlets masks extraordinary changes in how the industry engages in its four primary sectors of activity: finding and producing crude oil, transportation, refining, and marketing.

Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786072874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 845

Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.

Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Industry for Beginners

Author: Samir Dalvi

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352064208

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 9664

A prominent linchpin in world politics and in security policies world over, oil and gas have tremendous value in both, the political and economical sectors of global relations, business establishments and policy. Regardless of whether one is a novice to a given field, or a well accomplished veteran in the field, there is a need for the continued engagement with the basics that underlie the core subjects. With that in mind, the Fundamentals of Oil and Gas is a perfect primer for the first-timer in the field, while also a copious text to help a seasoned veteran stay abreast with the nuances of the world of Oil and Gas.

Managing Energy Risk

A Nontechnical Guide to Markets and Trading

Author: John Wengler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780878147946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

View: 3639

Deregulation has forced a whole new world of trading and risk management jargon onto the energy marketer. Wengler identifies the issues, discusses and analyzes them, and in checklist fashion prioritizes for managers what they must do to succeed despite diverse risks. Contents: The 'Top Ten Checklist' of things to do The bull, the bear, and the spark spread Risk management policies and procedures Starting with your risk-return strategy The risk roster: personalities and specialties Energy risk boot camp: 'must know' concepts for managers and directors The deal process: from the desk to delivery The portfolio process: starting with what have we got? And what do we want? Measuring risk: how might our portfolio change? Hedging: navigating toward our portfolio objectives Critical path IT Issues Looking forward: the next ten management issues Appendix Glossary Index.

The Global Oil & Gas Industry

Stories From the Field

Author: Andrew C. Inkpen,Michael H. Moffett,Kannan Ramaswamy

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 8434

The Global Oil & Gas Industry: Stories from the Field relates specific examples of challenges in decision making, changing business practices, and the difficulties in executing complex projects across the global industry. From contentious border disputes over mineral rights to the emergence of industry disrupters shaking the status quo, each story presents contemporary issues to distill lessons that are transferable to management challenges both inside and outside of the global oil and gas industry. Bestselling PennWell authors Andrew Inkpen and Michael Moffett join with industry expert Kannan Ramaswamy to provide a narrative of 18 stories, each highlighting a different aspect of the industry. This collection provides an enriching, thought-provoking look into a business that many believe to be globally mature, but as these stories intimate, are increasingly local, emerging, and evolving with the global economy. Features and Benefits: Examples of the complex business situations in oil and gas and how excellent (and sometimes less-than-excellent) leaders navigate these difficult circumstances. Insights into the decision making of oil and gas companies from around the world Different themes that span the entire industry value chain: upstream, midstream, and downstream Timeless truths for the hydrocarbon sector and for many other businesses

Natural Gas in Nontechnical Language

Author: Rebecca L. Busby

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780878147380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 170

View: 4728

Based on educational material from the Institute of Gas Technology, this new nontechnical guide to the natural gas industry provides a balanced overview of the natural gas process from wellhead to burnertip, from exploration to end usage, while briefly addressing future trends, resources, and supply and demand. Readers will gain a general understanding of natural gas history and uses, exploration techniques, production and treating, pipelines, storage, transportation and marketing, economic and contractual issues, and regulatory issues.

Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Author: James G. Speight

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080878199

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 337

Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations is an authoritative source providing extensive up-to-date coverage of the technology used in the exploration, drilling, production, and operations in an offshore setting. Offshore oil and gas activity is growing at an expansive rate and this must-have training guide covers the full spectrum including geology, types of platforms, exploration methods, production and enhanced recovery methods, pipelines, and envinronmental managment and impact, specifically worldwide advances in study, control, and prevention of the industry's impact on the marine environment and its living resources. In addition, this book provides a go-to glossary for quick reference. Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations empowers oil and gas engineers and managers to understand and capture on one of the fastest growing markets in the energy sector today. Quickly become familiar with the oil and gas offshore industry, including deepwater operations Understand the full spectrum of the business, including environmental impacts and future challenges Gain knowledge and exposure on critical standards and real-world case studies

Oil & Gas Handbook

A Roughneck's Guide to the Universe

Author: Will Pettijohn P. E. C.,Will Pettijohn, P.e.c.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468545329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 2316

This book offers you a brief, but very involved look into the operations in the drilling of an Oil & Gas well. From start to finish, you'll see a general prognosis of the drilling process. If you are new to the oil & gas industry, you'll enjoy having a leg up with the knowledge of these processes. If you are a seasoned oil & gas person, you'll enjoy reading what you may or may not know in these pages.

Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis

Author: David C. Johnston,Daniel Johnston

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

View: 4338

This title is written by David Johnston and Daniel Johnston. There has always been a bit of magic in the stock market, especially when it comes to oil companies. When the oil industry and the stock market get together, the affair is usually dynamic and not always pleasant. Basic principles are widely understood in the financial industry, but the terminology and analytical techniques can vary greatly. This book is written for the nonfinancial shareholders, managers, and oil company employees interested in the forces that influence stock values. The bottom line in any company is expressed in the language of finance. This book explains financial concepts in a nontechnical, practical way so that nonfinancial professionals and others may understand and appreciate this aspect of the business. The value information found in this book includes: abbreviations and expanded definitions of key terms; energy conversion factors; reporting systems & statements; and stock tables explained.

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Author: William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593701586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 9012

William Leffler's Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition is a comprehensive overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. It is ideal for professionals who are "on the outside looking in," i.e., in any field that provides products or services to or deals with the engineers who run refineries. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language giving a basic understanding of the refining industry. For further reinforcement of the material, Leffler provides exercises at the end of each chapter complete with answers.