Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

 Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Third Edition, provides you with the best, state-of-the-art coverage for every aspect of petroleum and natural gas engineering. With thousands of illustrations and 1,600 information-packed pages, this handbook is a handy and valuable reference. Written by dozens of leading industry experts and academics, the book provides the best, most comprehensive source of petroleum engineering information available. Now in an easy-to-use single volume format, this classic is one of the true "must haves" in any petroleum or natural gas engineer's library. A classic for over 65 years, this book is the most comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, and procedures in the oil and gas industry. 


New to this edition are materials covering everything from drilling and production to the economics of the oil patch. Updated sections include: underbalanced drilling; integrated reservoir management; and environmental health and safety. The sections on natural gas have been updated with new sections on natural gas liquefaction processing, natural gas distribution, and transport. Additionally there are updated and new sections on offshore equipment and operations, subsea connection systems, production control systems, and subsea control systems. Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Third Edition, is a one-stop training tool for any new petroleum engineer or veteran looking for a daily practical reference.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mathematics


1.1 General References

1.2 Geometry References

1.3 Algebra References

1.4 Trigonometry

1.5 Differential and Integral Calculus References

1.6 Analytic Geometry

1.7 Numerical Methods

1.8 Applied Statistics References

1.9 Computer Applications References

Chapter 2: General Engineering and Science


2.1 Basic Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics)

2.2 Fluid Mechanics

2.3 Strength of materials

2.4 Thermodynamics

2.5 Geological engineering

2.6 Electricity

2.7 Chemistry

2.8 Engineering design

Chapter 3: Auxiliary Equipment


3.1 Prime movers

3.2 Power transmission

3.3 Pumps

3.4 Compressors

Chapter 4: Drilling and Well Completions


4.1 Drilling and Well Servicing Structures

4.2 Hoisting System

4.3 Rotary Equipment

4.4 Mud Pumps

4.5 Drilling and Completion Fluids

4.6 Drill String: Composition and Design

4.7 Bits and Downhole Tools

4.8 Drilling and completion fluids hydraulics

4.9 Well completion

4.10 Directional drilling References

4.11 MWD, LWD, and PWD References

4.12 Downhole Motors and Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS)

4.13 Selection of Drilling Practices References

4.14 Well Pressure Control

4.15 Fishing and Abandonment

4.16 Casing and Casing String Design


4.18 Tubing Design References

4.19 Corrosion in Drilling and Well Completions

4.20 Environmental Considerations for Drilling Operations

4.21 Offshore Drilling Operations

Chapter 5: Reservoir Engineering


5.1 Basic principles, definitions, and data

5.2 Formation evaluation

5.3 Pressure Transient Testing of Oil and Gas Wells

5.4 Mechanisms & Recovery of Hydrocarbons by Natural Means

5.5 Material Balance and Volumetric Analysis

5.6 Decline curve analysis

5.7 Reserve estimates

5.8 Secondary recovery

5.9 Fluid movement in waterflooded reservoirs

5.10 Estimation of waterflood residual oil saturation

5.11 Enhanced oil recovery methods

5.12 Naturally fractured reservoirs

5.13 Shale reservoirs


Chapter 6: Production Engineering


6.1 Properties of hydrocarbon mixtures

6.2 Flow of fluids

6.3 Natural flow performance

6.4 Artificial lift

6.5 Stimulation and Remedial Operations References

6.6 Oil and Gas Production Processing Systems References

6.7 Gas Production Engineering

6.8 Corrosion in Production Operations

6.9 Environmental considerations in oil and gas operations References

6.10 Offshore Production Operations

6.11 Industry Standards for Production Facilities

Chapter 7: Petroleum Economic Evaluation


7.1 Estimating producible volumes and future of production References

7.2 Price Forecasting for Drilling Capital Investment Analysis References

7.3 Risk Analysis References

7.4 Petroleum Economic Evaluation Example

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