The Oil & Gas Industry

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: Joseph Hilyard

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 159370254X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 7584

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: 3814

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: 5346

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 and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

Author: Martin Raymond,William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700522

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 3976

This nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies. This nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies.

Natural Gas Liquids

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593703244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 5220

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.

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: 8437

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.

LNG

A Nontechnical Guide

Author: Michael D. Tusiani,Gordon Shearer

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 087814885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 7017

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.

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Author: Thomas O. Miesner,William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 159370058X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 357

View: 9503

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.

Introduction to the Global Oil & Gas Business

Author: Samuel Van Vactor

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 9838

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: 7540

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.

Natural Gas in Nontechnical Language

Author: Rebecca L. Busby

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780878147380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 170

View: 2790

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: 2059

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

Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas

Author: Chris Termeer

Publisher: Chris Termeer

ISBN: 0989043401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2088

Chris Termeer is said to be one of the few people that can clearly explain the vast complexities of the oil and natural gas industry in non-technical language for an average person. His book, Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas, uses 250 + detailed pictures, graphs, and necessary visual illustrations, combined with thorough, comprehensive descriptions and details to aid the reader.

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: 4628

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.

Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Industry for Beginners

Author: Samir Dalvi

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352064208

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 2246

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.

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Author: William L. Leffler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593701586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 2753

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.

Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel

A Worked Examples Approach

Author: Kasriel,David Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118537696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 4653

Please contact the authors at [email protected] for details of how to access the trial version of Crystal Ball, as well as the Excel and other files which are *not* part of the e-book version download. "This is a book no deal team should be without. It is a must for those involved in upstream oil and gas transactions, planning, budgeting, investment appraisal and portfolio management. Its step–by–step approach cuts through complexity, making it comprehensive and understandable by a wide range of users with a wide range of abilities. It can be used as a textbook, an introductory primer or as a handbook that you can dip in and out of or read cover to cover." —Michael Lynch–Bell, Senior Advisor, Oil & Gas, Ernst & Young LLP; ex-officio Chairman, UN Expert Group on Resource Classification In the upstream petroleum industry, it is the value of post–tax cashflows which matters most to companies, governments, investors, lenders, analysts, and advisors. Calculating these cashflows and understanding their “behavior,” however, is challenging, as the industry’s specialized fiscal systems can be complex, jargon–laden, and sometimes seem to be a “world of their own”. Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel: A Worked Examples Approach demystifies fiscal analysis which, unlike disciplines such as Earth sciences and engineering, can be learned from a book. Written in plain English for laymen and for experienced practitioners alike, it is a reader–friendly, clear, practical, step–by–step hands–on guide for both reference and self–paced study. The book does not catalogue the 100+ different petroleum fiscal regimes in use at the time of writing. Rather, drawing on the authors’ combined 48 years’ experience, it takes a more timeless, generic treatment, by covering the most common variants of royalties, taxation, production sharing arrangements, bonuses and abandonment funding , through a dual approach: first, showing how to model them in Excel , and then providing interactive exercises to prompt (and answer) questions that analyze impacts on cashflows. In addition to the main text, the book consists of over 120 Excel files (ranging from modular examples to full models) in Excel 2007 and 2003 formats; over 400 pages of supplementary PDF files; VBA features to enhance model functionality; and an introduction to risk modeling with exercises for the included trial version of Oracle’s Crystal Ball software. It offers both a wealth of content and models equal to or surpassing what is available from fiscal modeling courses costing several times more; and greater insights into underlying calculations than commercially available “black box” fiscal software. New US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules planned for 2013 will force petroleum companies to disclose more fiscal information on an individual country basis. This will make it more important than ever for analysts to understand how to model oil and gas terms and the potential impacts of the disclosed government payments on future oil and gas company profitability. Due to the heavy use of graphics and cross references used in this particular text, some readers might find that the printed book offers a more optimal reading experience than certain e-formats particularly with the Kindle eMobi format.

Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis

Author: David C. Johnston,Daniel Johnston

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

View: 3944

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.