Petroleum Resources with Emphasis on Offshore Fields

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WIT Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 269 pages
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This book on the Petroleum Resources addresses the challenges of transforming hydrocarbons that exist in underground, to valuable products that can be sold and delivered. It is intended for readers who have a professional or student interest in the petroleum industry, and a basic level of prior knowledge in the technical and commercial aspects of the industry. The goal of the book is to increase the reader's general understanding of key work processes in the upstream part of the petroleum industry; that is, the part of the industry that locates underground resources and converts them to valuable products.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The geology of petroleum resources
3
Reservoir and production engineering
19
Drilling well design and well completion
51
Flow assurance
77
Processing requirements in oil and gas production
89
Hydrocarbon offtake
103
Overall field design and support facilities
119
The project development process
143
Decommissioning
157
Safety management
165
Environmental management
179
Licensing and fiscal regimes
199
The economics of petroleum operations and investments
217
Responsibilities to society and business ethics
257
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