Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Author: Sanjib Chowdhury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119100034
Release Date: 2016-08-15
Genre: Science

Delves into the core and functional areas in the upstream oil and gas industry covering a wide range of operations and processes Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are costly, risky and technology-intensive. With the rise in global demand for oil and fast depletion of easy reserves, the search for oil is directed to more difficult areas – deepwater, arctic region, hostile terrains; and future production is expected to come from increasingly difficult reserves – deeper horizon, low quality crude. All these are making E&P activities even more challenging in terms of operations, technology, cost and risk. Therefore, it is necessary to use scarce resources judiciously and optimize strategies, cost and capital, and improve business performance in all spheres of E&P business. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry contains eleven real-life optimization and business improvement studies that delve into the core E&P activities and functional areas covering a wide range of operations and processes. It uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques, such as Linear Programing, Queuing theory, Critical Path Analysis, Economic analysis, Best Practices Benchmark, Business Process Simplification etc. to optimize Productivity of drilling operations Controllable rig time loss Deepwater exploration strategy Rig move time and activity schedule Offshore supply vessel fleet size Supply chain management system Strategic workforce and human resource productivity Base oil price for a country Standardize consumption of materials Develop uniform safety standards for offshore installations Improve organizational efficiency through business process simplification The book will be of immense interest to practicing managers, professionals and employees at all levels/ disciplines in oil and gas industry. It will also be useful to academicians, scholars, educational institutes, energy research institutes, and consultants dealing with oil and gas. The work can be used as a practical guide to upstream professionals and students in petroleum engineering programs.

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering

Author: Andrew Palmer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789813147805
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is an introduction to oil and gas designed to be both accessible to absolute beginners who know nothing about the subject, and at the same time interesting to people who work in one area (such as drilling or seismic exploration) and would like to know about other areas (such as production offshore, or how oil and gas were formed, or what can go wrong). It begins by discussing oil and gas in the broader context of human society, and goes on to examine what they consist of, how and where they were formed, how we find them, how we drill for them and how we measure them. It describes production onshore and offshore, and examines in detail some instructive mishaps, including some that are well known, such as Deepwater Horizon and Piper Alpha, and other lesser known incidents. It looks at recent developments, such as shale oil, and concludes with some speculation about the future. It includes many references for readers who would like to read further. Mathematical content is minimal.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

Author: Rawle O. King
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437937107
Release Date: 2010-07-12
Genre: Law

The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest spill to have occurred in U.S. waters. The scale of clean-up costs and third-party damages has prompted congressional review of clean-up and damage compensation mechanisms, as well as of ways to facilitate future oil spill prevention, response, and recovery. A key element is the role of insurance in ensuring that costs of spills can be financed. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident; (3) The Offshore Energy Exploration and Production Business: Risk Management and the Demand for Insurance; (4) Offshore Energy Insurance Market; (5) Compensating Oil Pollution Victims; (6) Policy Issues. Illus.

Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production

Author: Sukumar Laik
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498706131
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Science

The key focus of the book is on engineering aspects of the subject field Updated, comprehensive text covering offshore drilling, production and field development and offers complete coverage of offshore oil and gas operations. Also, key maintenance issues like pigging, corrosion, subsidence are discussed.

Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

Author: Martin Raymond
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700520
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides an overview of the entire petroleum production function; explains the origins of oil and gas and reservoir dynamics; deciphers the mysteries of production ownership and land rights; and identifies the types of production companies and staff positions, and how they interact. --From publisher description.

Oil Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Author: Thomas O. Miesner
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
ISBN: 9781593700584
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Natural Gas Liquids

Author: William L. Leffler
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593703240
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Author: William L. Leffler
Publisher: Pennwell Corporation
ISBN: UOM:39015049659264
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Using analogies, graphs, formulas and illustrations, the author overviews key topics in the refining industry for professionals in finance and marketing. The third edition reflects changes in petroleum processing and the impact of environmental regulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Author: James G. Speight
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080878195
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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