Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Author: William L. Leffler
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878147764
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

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Author: William L. Leffler
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593701581
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering

William Leffler's Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition is a comprehensive overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. It is ideal for professionals who are "on the outside looking in," i.e., in any field that provides products or services to or deals with the engineers who run refineries. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language giving a basic understanding of the refining industry. For further reinforcement of the material, Leffler provides exercises at the end of each chapter complete with answers.

Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

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

This nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies. This nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies.

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 Catalysis in Nontechnical Language

Author: John S. Magee
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 087814661X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Catalysis is literally the heart of many petroleum refining processes and therefore of ongoing interest to those in and around the refining industry. In easy-to-grasp language and format, Petroleum Catalysis in Nontechnical Language examines fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), reforming, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, isomerization, and polymerization, as well as catalysts of the future such as enzymes.

The Oil Gas Industry

Author: Joseph Hilyard
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593702540
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.

Oil Sands Heavy Oil Bitumen

Author: Dwijen K. Banerjee
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593702601
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Unlike conventional oil resources, "unconventional oil" resources have been known to exist only for the last few decades and are available in limited areas of the world. The most commonly known "unconventional oils"—oil sands, heavy oil, and bitumenŒ—are found primarily in the western United States, Canada, and Venezuela. Only recently has serious consideration has been given to North American resources for meeting the increasing demands for transportation fuel. Dr. Banerjee discusses the importance of these unconventional oils and provides an introduction for those beginning their journey in the still unexplored unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the world. This book is an important educational tool for anyone in the petroleum industry—whether upstream, downstream, or pipeline—who would like to learn the fundamentals of the most commonly known unconventional oils: oil sands, heavy oil, and bitumen.

Planning and Integration of Refinery and Petrochemical Operations

Author: Khalid Y. Al-Qahtani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527632138
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Clearly divided into three main sections, this practical book familiarizes readers with the area of planning in petroleum refining and petrochemical industry, while introducing several planning and modeling strategies encompassing single site refinery plants, multiple refinery networks, petrochemical networks, and refinery and petrochemical planning systems. It equally provides an insight into possible research directions and recommendations for the area of refinery and petrochemical planning. Furthermore, several appendices are included to explain the general background necessary, including stochastic programming, chance constraint programming, and robust optimization. For engineers and managers working in the petroleum industry as well as academic researchers in production, logistics, and supply chain management.

Refining Processes Handbook

Author: Surinder Parkash, Ph. D
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080523854
Release Date: 2003-10-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Besides covering topics like catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, and alkylation, this volume has chapters on waste water treatment and the economics of managing or commissioning the design of a petroleum refinery. Found only in this volume is material on operating a jointly owned and operated refinery. (Over the last decade, the ownership of many refineries has shifted to small companies, from the large, integrated companies. Because of this shift, many refineries are now jointly owned and operated.) Filled with handy process flow diagrams, this volume is the only reference that a chemical engineer or process manager in a petroleum refinery needs for answers to everyday process and operations questions. * Covers the technologies and operations of petroleum refineries * Provides material on operating a jointly owned and operated refinery * Gives readers a comprehensive introduction to petroleum refining, as well as a full reference to engineers in the field

Petrochemical Economics

Author: Duncan Seddon
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781848165359
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This compendium gives an overview of the technologies and economics in the production of olefins in the petrochemical industries. It highlights the options and costs for producing olefins using different technologies and different feedstocks at a time when the cost of carbon dioxide emissions are set to be included in the production cost. Industry professionals, engineers, research scientists and financiers will find this title a valuable resource.