By James G. Speight
There is just one substance identified to mankind which may reason wars, effect worldwide economies, and make whole international locations wealthy: petroleum. One teaspoon of the stuff consists of sufficient strength 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 this planet. yet how a lot does the common individual, even the common engineer, learn about it?
This e-book describes the petroleum undefined, in easy-to-understand language, for either the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of attempting to find oil and gasoline to the pitfalls of drilling and construction, getting it out of the floor, into pipelines, into refineries, and, eventually, into your fuel tank, this booklet covers the petroleum like no different therapy earlier than. there's assurance of pricing and the economics of this vitally important source, in addition, that is worthwhile not just to engineers, yet to economists and, rather, someone who makes use of it.
From jet gasoline to fuel to common gasoline and plastics, petroleum is among the fundamental items of our lives. we're virtually bathed it in from start, our nutrition is safe by way of it, and it even has therapeutic homes. examine all approximately this excellent substance and its interesting historical past and hugely debated future.
An creation to Petroleum know-how, Economics, and Politics:
- Gives an intensive precis of the petroleum and common gasoline undefined, from prospect to creation 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, fairly these for whom English is a moment language
- Examines the fundamentals of pricing and valuation
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