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Your Solutions to Research in Oil and Gas Engineering

By: , Posted on: April 21, 2016

offshore technology conferenceWith the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference just around the corner, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share Elsevier’s solutions in Oil, Gas and Pipeline Engineering.

This year, the focus areas for the conference program are:

OTC offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts. Here are highlights of the 2016 program:

Continued Operations: Addressing how to extend the life of aging fields, improving production rates and enhancing oil recovery factors.

New and Emerging Markets: The opening of the Mexican market has sparked a lot of interest.

Current Environment: Topics that have relevance in today’s offshore atmosphere, including reducing operating costs and case studies of recent projects.

Protecting our Resources: Taking a look at cyber-security, tools for process safety, and other risk-management  techniques.

Looking Back to Move Forward: Foundational areas of the offshore industry are studied as well as the technology that will impact future developments.

introduction enhanced recovery

Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, 2nd Edition explores the importance of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and how it has grown in recent years thanks to the increased need to locate unconventional resources such as heavy oil and shale. Unfortunately, petroleum engineers and managers aren’t always well-versed in the enhancement methods that are available when needed or the most economically viable solution to maximize their reservoir’s productivity.

This revised new edition presents all the current methods of recovery available, including the pros and cons of each. Expanded and updated as a great preliminary text for the newcomer to the industry or subject matter, this must-have EOR guide teaches all the basics needed, including all thermal and non-thermal methods, along with discussions of viscosity, sampling, and the technologies surrounding offshore applications.

Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal Energy Sources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah. James Speight is also a Consultant, Author and Lecturer on energy and environmental issues. He has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from University of Manchester. James has worked for various corporations and research facilities including Exxon, Alberta Research Council and the University of Manchester. With more than 45 years of experience, he has authored more than 400 publications–including over 50 books–reports and presentations, taught more than 70 courses, and is the Editor on many journals including the Founding Editor of Petroleum Science and Technology.

Browse Chapter 1 Heavy Oil and Tar Sand Bitumen to learn more:

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fundamentals of applied reservoir

Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering introduces early career reservoir engineers and those in other oil and gas disciplines to the fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Given that modern reservoir engineering is largely centered on numerical computer simulation and that reservoir engineers in the industry will likely spend much of their professional career building and running such simulators, the book aims to encourage the use of simulated models in an appropriate way and exercising good engineering judgment to start the process for any field by using all available methods, both modern simulators and simple numerical models, to gain an understanding of the basic ‘dynamics’ of the reservoir -namely what are the major factors that will determine its performance. With the valuable addition of questions and exercises, including online spreadsheets to utilize day-to-day application and bring together the basics of reservoir engineering, coupled with petroleum economics and appraisal and development optimization, Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering will be an invaluable reference to the industry professional who wishes to understand how reservoirs fundamentally work and to how a reservoir engineer starts the performance process.

Richard Wheaton is currently a Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, University of Portsmouth. He has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He joined BG Group (then British Gas) in 1980 starting as a Senior Scientist (Reservoir Engineering) in the Research Division and becoming a Research Project Leader developing an ‘in-house’ compositional reservoir simulator. He has held posts as a Principle Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineering Manager, Chief Reservoir Engineer, Chief Petroleum Engineer and as Head of Corporate Reserves. In the last three years, he has been a Special Advisor to the Chief Executive. Dr. Wheaton’s areas of expertise include reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, development planning, reserves and resource estimation, project evaluation. He has worked extensively on both conventional oil, gas and condensate fields and on unconventional (coal seam and shale gas) and has worked on worldwide projects (Kazakhstan, Russia, Egypt, Trinidad, Vietnam, India, Australia, US, Brazil, Bolivia, UK) over the last 22 years.

Browse chapter 2, Basic Rock and Fluid Properties to learn more:

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Oil & Gas

The discovery and production of fossil fuels is as vital a topic as ever, driven by increasing energy demands and guided by swiftly advancing technology. Exploration continues for new sources of oil and natural gas, as well as unconventional sources such as oil shale and tar sands. Energy industry professionals need fundamental knowledge of topics such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipeline engineering, transmission and processing, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir management, and deep water exploration, as well as accurate, up-to-date modeling, data, and analysis. Elsevier provides both foundational and cutting-edge geoscience, engineering, and business information to researchers and professionals in the field in varied ways: in its industry-leading journals, via online tools such as Geofacets, and through books and eBooks published under respected imprints such as Gulf Professional Publishing.