Norman Hyne's comprehensive upstream petroleum dictionary has been thoroughly updated, with more than 8,000 new definitions and entries. Covering everything in the upstream oil and gas sector, this new second edition also covers land, legal, accounting and finance terms. Written in easy-to-understand language with more than 100 illustrations, the second edition of Dr. Hyne's dictionary offers the ultimate book for everyone regardless of technical background.
The Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, events, technologies, phenomena, countries, provinces, cities, and regions related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.
The aim of the book has been to focus on the origin, occurance, migration (of petroleum, exploration, drilling or mining of the hydrocarbons, and their uses, particularly the petrochemicals. Side by side, an attempt has been made to divert the attention of the people on the fact that it take a lot of painful efforts to extract petroleum and coal. Though it is a fact that the world cannot survive without these two non-renewable resources, it should be seen that the wants are minimized as far as possible.
This work highlights contemporary approaches to resource utilization and provides comprehensive coverage of technological advances in residuum conversion. It illustrates state-of-the-art engineering methods for the refinement of heavy oils, bitumen, and other high-sulphur feedstocks.
With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining technologies. These factors underlie the need for this fifth edition of The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, which continues in the tradition of the bestselling fourth edition, proving readers with a detailed overview of the chemistry and technology of petroleum as it evolves into the twenty-first century. The new edition has been updated with the latest developments in the refining industry,...