“Petroleum Resources With Emphasis on Offshore Fields… could be interesting to at least three audiences: those preparing to enter the field, experienced workers in the industry, and environmentally concerned citizens.”
“I feel that from the dense, frequently bulleted text, I have gained a much better understanding of the industry including such things as the detection of clues to underground reservoirs, types of wells and the structure of production wells, obstacles to pipeline flow, and the wellstream’s possible components…”
“…audiences should gain from the readable text, international perspective, and the variety of references cited…”
The full review is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2012.637028
Holly Prall (2012): A Review of “Petroleum Resources With Emphasis on Offshore Fields”,
The Journal of Environmental Education, 43:2, 139-141, January 2012
“The text is straightforward and enhanced by excellent illustrations including color photos, engineering diagrams, charts, and interpretive drawings....This is an indispensable resource for both students and industry professionals including scientists, engineers, economists, lawyers, environmentalists, and politicians."
CHOICE Vol. 48 No. 6, February 2011
Lessons learnt and experience gained from mature Norwegian offshore projects form the cornerstone of this timely new book, which has been translated to Russian from the original English version. The principal aim of the book is to increase the reader's general understanding of the 'upstream' part of the petroleum industry - the locating of underground resources and their conversion to valuable products.
Starting with Chapter (1): The Geology of Petroleum Resources, the text follows the hydrocarbons from their origin in reservoirs through Chapter (3): Drilling, Well Design and Well Completion to Chapter (6): Hydrocarbon Off Take.
Against the backdrop of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico Chapter (7): Overall Field Design and Support Facilities has salutary advice for the industry, and the authors did not shy away from their responsibilities and devoted subsequent chapters to:
# Safety Management
# Environmental Management
# Licensing and Fiscal Regimes
# The Economics of Petroleum Operations and Investments
# Responsibilities to Society and Business Ethics
Scientists in the offshore oil and gas industry too often fall short of a full understanding of the complexity of the industry, and it is for them that this reference book has been written to enhance their existing knowledge and to encourage them to become involved in interdisciplinary research projects.