Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production

Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production

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Updated to discuss new and emerging technologies, this guide to petroleum industry processes provides a comprehensive look at technologies, processes, and procedures used in the exploration, drilling, and production of fuels. The work avoids engineering-level detail, instead providing a large body of foundational knowledge on industry practices that is completely accessible to lay readers and entry-level students in geology and petroleum engineering programs. Chapters include illustrations, technical drawings, explanations of scientific principles, and extensive glossaries of industry terms and nomenclature. Dr. Hyne is a petroleum geologist and is a professor of geology at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

PennWell Corp
In this popular text that has trained thousands in the petroleum industry for years, Dr. Norman Hyne takes readers through upstream operations--from how oil and gas are formed; how to find commercial quantities; how to drill, evaluate, and complete a well--all the way through production and improved oil recovery. He uses lots of pictures, graphs, and illustrations to aid readers in understanding topics and to provide necessary visuals.

Read it cover-to-cover as a complete primer, read it a section at a time as it comes up in your profession, and keep it handy as a quick reference.

New to this edition:
• A chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales)
• Modern tools used in well logging
• Modern drilling rig methods and equipment
• Expanded glossary includes 1,500 new terms
• More figures and plates
• Up-to-date statistics

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma :, PennWell Corporation,, [2012]
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: © 2012
ISBN: 9781593702694
Characteristics: xxv, 698 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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