Probability in Petroleum and Environmental Engineering

Author: George V Chilingar
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0127999701
Format: PDF
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Written by three of the world’s most renowned petroleum and environmental engineers, Probability in Petroleum and Environmental Engineering is the first book to offer the practicing engineer and engineering student new cutting-edge techniques for prediction and forecasting in petroleum engineering and environmental management. The authors combine a rigorous, yet easy-to-understand, approach to probability and how it is applied to petroleum and environmental engineering to solve multiple problems that engineers or geologists face every day.

Health Safety and Environmental Management in Offshore and Petroleum Engineering

Author: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119221420
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book shares the technical knowhow in the field of health, safety and environmental management, as applied to oil and gas industries and explains concepts through a simple and straightforward approach Provides an overview of health, safety and environmental (HSE) management as applied to offshore and petroleum engineering Covers the fundamentals of HSE and demonstrates its practical application Includes industry case studies and examples based on the author's experiences in both academia and oil and gas industries Presents recent research results Includes tutorials and exercises

Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications

Author: Cesar Ovalles
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138001481
Format: PDF
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Effective measurement of the composition and properties of petroleum is essential for its exploration, production, and refining; however, new technologies and methodologies are not adequately documented in much of the current literature. Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications explores advances in the analytical methods and instrumentation that allow more accurate determination of the components, classes of compounds, properties, and features of petroleum and its fractions. Recognized experts explore a host of topics, including: A petroleum molecular composition continuity model as a context for other analytical measurements A modern modular sampling system for use in the lab or the process area to collect and control samples for subsequent analysis The importance of oil-in-water measurements and monitoring The chemical and physical properties of heavy oils, their fractions, and products from their upgrading Analytical measurements using gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications Asphaltene and heavy ends analysis Chemometrics and modeling approaches for understanding petroleum composition and properties to improve upstream, midstream, and downstream operations Due to the renaissance of gas and oil production in North America, interest has grown in analytical methods for a wide range of applications. The understanding provided in this text is designed to help chemists, geologists, and chemical and petroleum engineers make more accurate estimates of the crude value to specific refinery configurations, providing insight into optimum development and extraction schemes.

Electrokinetics for Petroleum and Environmental Engineers

Author: G. V. Chilingar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118842839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Electrokinetics is a term applied to a group of physicochemicalphenomena involving the transport of charges, action of chargedparticles, effects of applied electric potential and fluidtransport in various porous media to allow for a desired migrationor flow to be achieved. These phenomena include electrokinetics,electroosmosis, ion migration, electrophoresis, streaming potentialand electroviscosity. These phenomena are closely related and allcontribute to the transport and migration of different ionicspecies and chemicals in porous media. The physicochemical andelectrochemical properties of a porous medium and the pore fluid,and the magnitudes of the applied electrical potential all impactthe direction and velocity of the fluid flow. Also, an electricalpotential is generated upon the forced passage of fluid carryingcharged particles through a porous medium. The use of electrokinetics in the field of petroleum andenvironmental engineering was groundbreaking when George Chilingarpioneered its use decades ago, but it has only been in recent yearsthat its full potential has been studied. This is the firstvolume of its kind ever written, offering the petroleum orenvironmental engineer a practical “how to” book onusing electrokinetics for more efficient and better oil recoveryand recovery from difficult reservoirs. This groundbreaking volume is a must-have for any petroleumengineer working in the field, and for students and faculty inpetroleum engineering departments worldwide.

Gas Migration

Author: Leonid F. Khilyuk Ph.D.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080507194
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This breakthrough new book may help save countless lives and avoid enormous losses. It presents a methodology for using gas migration to predict earthquakes and explosive gas buildup. Using rigorous scientific investigation and documented worldwide case histories, this remarkable book presents compelling evidence showing that changes in gas rates, composition, and migration accompany the tectronic events preceding earthquakes and their associated seismic events, such as volcanoes and tsunamis. Because these gas parameters are detectable and measurable, they provide an early warning of seismic activity. Gas Migration is the first book to accumulate, analyze and apply the interdisciplinary knowledge on gas migration and detail its connection to tectronic, seismic, and geologic phenomena. It combines geological, geochemical, geophysical, seismological, and petroleum engineering insights to demonstrate how gas migration and its associated phenomena can be used in earthquake and environmental geohazard identification and prediction. Topics include- · Tectonics and Earthquakes · Gas Migration at Plate Boundaries · Surface Soil-Gas Surveys · Faults and Petroleum Reservoirs · Earthquake Precursors · Whispering Gases · Paths and Mechanics of Gas Migration · Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity · And much more With this information, environmental specialists, civil engineers, petroleum geologists, seismologists, and urban planners now have a new and powerful conceptual basis and tool for understanding and perhaps even predicting gas explosions and earthquakes.

Offshore Operation Facilities

Author: Huacan Fang
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0123972841
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures provides new engineers with the knowledge and methods that will assist them in maximizing efficiency while minimizing cost and helps them prepare for the many operational variables involved in offshore operations. This book clearly presents the working knowledge of subsea operations and demonstrates how to optimize operations offshore. The first half of the book covers the fundamental principles governing offshore engineering structural design, as well as drilling operations, procedures, and equipment. The second part includes common challenges of deep water oil and gas engineering as well as beach (shallow) oil engineering, submarine pipeline engineering, cable engineering, and safety system engineering. Many examples are included from various offshore locations, with special focus on offshore China operations. In the offshore petroleum engineering industry, the ability to maintain a profitable business depends on the efficiency and reliability of the structure, the equipment, and the engineer. Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures assists engineers in meeting consumer demand while maintaining a profitable operation. Comprehensive guide to the latest technology, strategies, and best practices for offshore operations Step-by-step approach for dealing with common challenges such as deepwater and shallow waters Includes submarine pipeline, cable engineering, and safety system engineering Unique examples from various offshore locations around the world, with special focus on offshore China

Vadose Zone Hydrology

Author: Marc B. Parlange
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198026990
Format: PDF
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The vadose zone is the region between ground level and the upper limits of soil fully saturated with water. Hydrology in the zone is complex: nonlinear physical, chemical, and biological interactions all affect the transfer of heat, mass, and momentum between the atmosphere and the water table. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to vadose zone hydrology, bringing together insights from soil science, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, and instrumentation design. The chapters present state-of-the-art research, focusing on new frontiers in theory, experiment, and management of soils. The collection addresses the full range of processes, from the pore-scale to field and landscape scales.

Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118870344
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Complemented by an estimating tool spreadsheet based on a fixed set of chemicals to assist in risk estimations, Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass converts a "best guess" to a calculated value based on available information and current technology. The text documents and explains the science and background of the technology-based approach. The tool, when populated with appropriate data, yields an estimate of the probability that a defined release of a flammable material will ignite if exposed to an ignition source. This information can be used to make risk assessments with a higher degree of confidence than estimates made before and it provides valuable information for use in the development of a facility's Emergency Response Plan.