Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language

Author: Donald L. Burdick
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593702168
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia or as a primer in petrochemical economics. DLC: 1. Petroleum chemicals.

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.

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

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.

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes

Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071500944
Release Date: 2003-10-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

* Offers detailed description of process chemistry and thermodynamics and product by-product specifications of plants * Contributors are drawn from the largest petroleum producers in the world, including Chevron, Mobil, Shell, Exxon, UOP, and Texaco * Covers the very latest technologies in the field of petroleum refining processes * Completely updated 3rd Edition features 50% all new material

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes

Author: Robert Meyers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
ISBN: 9780071410427
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Supported by some of the largest petrochemical and petroleum companies in the world, this unique handbook provides the secrets to the latest in licensed petrochemical technology for some of the most economically important chemicals used throughout the world Process chemistry and thermodynamics are covered for each major processing unit as applicable.

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.

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.

The Global Oil Gas Industry

Author: Andrew C. Inkpen
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593702397
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite its size and importance, a surprising lack of basic knowledge exists about the oil and gas industry. With their timely new book, authors Andrew Inkpen and Michael H. Moffett have written a nontechnical book to help readers with technical backgrounds better understand the business of oil and gas. They describe and analyze the global oil and gas industry, focusing on its strategic, financial, and business aspects and addressing a wide range of topics organized around the oil and gas industry value chain, starting with exploration and ending with products sold to consumers. The Global Oil & Gas Industry is a single source for anyone interested in how the business of the worldís largest industry actually works: business executives, students, government officials and regulators, professionals working in the industry, and the general public.