Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition

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A comprehensive upstream petroleum dictionary has been thoroughly updated and now includes 19,500 definitions and 11,700 abbreviations. 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.

Features & Benefits

  • Definitions
  • Abbreviations
  • Rotary Drilling Rig Diagram
  • Cable Tool Drilling Rig Diagram
  • Cranked Counterbalanced Beam Pumping Unit Diagram
  • Common Geological Map Symbols
  • Common Geological Symbols for Rocks
  • Drillstem Test Symbols
  • Land Subdivisions (United States)
  • Geological Features (United States and Canada)
  • Atomic Weights and Numbers
  • Greek Alphabet


  • Engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Norman J. Hyne, Ph. D., is a certified petroleum geologist and Professor of Petroleum Geology in Continuing Engineering and Science Education at The University of Tulsa. He has taught short courses on petroleum exploration, drilling, and production to more than 35,000 students on six continents. Previous to teaching short courses, he was chairman of the Geology and Geophysics Department. He has authored or edited nine books and numerous scientific papers. Dr. Hyne is a fellow in the Geological Society of America, an honorary member of the Tulsa Geological Society, an emeritus member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society ofetroleum Engineers. He received his degrees in geology from Pomona College, Florida State University, and the University of Southern California. He is a fellow of The Explorers Club of New York.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Pages: 778
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781593703134

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