By James G. Speight
There is just one substance identified to mankind which could reason wars, effect international economies, and make whole international locations wealthy: petroleum. One teaspoon of the stuff consists of adequate power to strength a ton truck up a hill. it is within the information daily, it impacts our lives in ways in which we can't fathom, and it's the most crucial commodity on the earth. 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 fuel tank, this e-book covers the petroleum like no different remedy sooner than. there's assurance of pricing and the economics of this extremely important source, to boot, that's beneficial not just to engineers, yet to economists and, quite, a person who makes use of it.
From jet gas to gas to typical gasoline and plastics, petroleum is without doubt one of the indispensable items of our lives. we're virtually bathed it in from delivery, our foodstuff is secure through it, and it even has therapeutic homes. study all approximately this remarkable 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 usual fuel undefined, from prospect to creation to pipeline
- New applied sciences, comparable to directional and underbalanced drilling, are coated, in easy-to-understand language
- Useful not just for rookies and laypersons, yet for engineers and scholars, quite these for whom English is a moment language
- Examines the fundamentals of pricing and valuation
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