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Petroleum Geoscience

Petroleum Geoscience [Kindle Edition]

Jon Gluyas , Richard Swarbrick
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"Despite the importance of Geology in the exploitation of hydrocarbon resources, there are remarkably few texts that explain in any detail exactly how a geoscientist goes about doing this job...The publication now of Petroleum Geoscience is therefore extremely welcome. Its coverage is both wide and deep, and it is right up–to–date with advances in technology and methods of practice...The authors bring to this book a wealth of personal practical experience and understanding gained from their own time working in oil companies and on research. As well as covering the theory, they make excellent use of examples to bring home the key points. Published examples are supplemented by extensive amounts of previously unpublished material from the oil company BP and with their own insights from involvement in many of these projects. Clearly illustrated is how academic enthusiasm has to be tempered by economic realism." Colin North, University of Aberdeen, Teaching Earth Sciences, 2003 <!––end––>

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Petroleum Geoscience is a comprehensive introduction to the application of geology and geophysics to the search for and production of oil and gas.

Uniquely, this book is structured to reflect the sequential and cyclical processes of exploration, appraisal, development and production. Chapters dedicated to each of these aspects are further illustrated by case histories drawn from the authors' experiences. Petroleum Geoscience has a global and 'geo-temporal' backdrop, drawing examples and case histories from around the world and from petroleum systems ranging in age from late-Pre-Cambrian to Pliocene.

In order to show how geoscience is integrated at all levels within the industry, the authors stress throughout the links between geology and geophysics on the one hand, and drilling, reservoir engineering, petrophysics, petroleum engineering, facilities design, and health, safety and the environment on the other.

  • Petroleum Geoscience is designed as a practical guide, with the basic theory augmented by case studies from a wide spread of geographical locations.
  • Covers all the key aspects of the origin of petroleum, exploration, and production. It takes account of the modern emphasis on the efficient utilisation of reserves, on new methods in exploration (such as 3-D seismics).
  • Book takes 'value-chain' approach to Petroleum Geoscience.
  • First new text on petroleum geology for geology undergraduates to be published in the last ten years.
  • Packed full of real-life case studies from Petroleum industry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14330 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (9 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SBT1J2
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints. 19 Mar 2013
By Amar
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Extremely helpful for my BEng in Petroleum Engineering, particularly in the module of any geology modules relating to hydrocarbons and the processes on how reservoirs are formed.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not formatted for Kindle 10 Jun 2011
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Very disappointed. Diagrams unreadable as it appears to have had little consideration to being displayed on a Kindle. Regrettably I would say get a hard copy version.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Petroleum Geoscience. 7 Feb 2010
I've only briefly looked at it so far. But it seems to present a good detailed overview of the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Petroleum Geoscience - Gluyas & Swarbrick 12 Nov 2007
By Wayne Ahr - Published on
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This is one of the newest books on petroleum geosciences. It is a bit too advanced for beginners; consequently, I would not use it as a stand-alone text for an upper-level undergraduate course in petroleum geology, especially for students with diverse academic backgrounds. I would use it as a complementary text because it covers up-to-date material not in other books on the subject, most of which are years - if not decades - older than this one. This book also includes material on geophysics and especially on borehole logging, including the newer types of devices and the logs they produce. The authors are professionals and know what they're doing. This is a good reference with material not in Selley, North, or Levorsen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turned Out To Be a Great Gift 8 April 2009
By Morgan Alicia Gates - Published on
I bought this book for my fiance, a geology major, for Christmas. He absolutely loved it. He has read it front to back and then over again, I'm sure. Great for any geologist, but especially those looking into Petroleum Geology. Very insightful.
5.0 out of 5 stars fast and nice 2 Oct 2013
By van Namen - Published on
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considering it was a library book it arrived in a much better state then I expected. Also in half the maximum waiting time!
5.0 out of 5 stars It came just as I expected it to! 3 Oct 2012
By acrazman - Published on
I was very pleased with this purchase, it came on time and in mint condition. If you are new to the petroleum industry or are simply interested in learning how the industry works, I cannot suggest this textbook more.
3.0 out of 5 stars good book but too much north sea stuff 9 July 2009
By Liu - Published on
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It is a nice book, well written. But most of the examples are UK north sea stuff, very little north america examples. The pictures are printed in black and white and some of the color pictures were not distinguishable.
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