By James G. Speight
There is just one substance identified to mankind which could reason wars, impact worldwide economies, and make complete international locations wealthy: petroleum. One teaspoon of the stuff includes adequate power to energy a ton truck up a hill. it really is within the information on daily basis, it impacts our lives in ways in which we won't fathom, and it's the most vital commodity on the planet. yet how a lot does the common individual, even the common engineer, learn about it?
This ebook describes the petroleum undefined, in easy-to-understand language, for either the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of looking for oil and gasoline to the pitfalls of drilling and creation, getting it out of the floor, into pipelines, into refineries, and, ultimately, into your gasoline tank, this publication covers the petroleum like no different remedy prior to. there's insurance of pricing and the economics of this vitally important source, in addition, that is valuable not just to engineers, yet to economists and, fairly, someone who makes use of it.
From jet gasoline to gas to ordinary fuel and plastics, petroleum is without doubt one of the imperative items of our lives. we're virtually bathed it in from beginning, our nutrients is safe by way of it, and it even has therapeutic houses. study all approximately this impressive substance and its interesting historical past and hugely debated future.
An creation to Petroleum expertise, Economics, and Politics:
- Gives a radical precis of the petroleum and normal gasoline undefined, from prospect to construction to pipeline
- New applied sciences, similar to directional and underbalanced drilling, are lined, in easy-to-understand language
- Useful not just for novices and laypersons, yet for engineers and scholars, rather these for whom English is a moment language
- Examines the fundamentals of pricing and valuation
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An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics by James G. Speight