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Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production, 3rd Edition


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by Norman J. Hyne, Ph.D.

Designed for easy reading and accessibility, this bestselling book by Norman Hyne provides an enormous amount of useful information on the upstream petroleum industry.

The new updated 3rd Edition includes a new chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales), covers new well-logging tools and new drilling rigs, and adds a number of new figures and plates.

Thousands of professionals and students have used this upstream guide to further their understanding of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling, and production.


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The nature of gas and oil
  • The EarthŒ's crustŒ -- where we find it
  • Identification of common rocks and minerals
  • Geological time
  • Deformation of sedimentary rocks
  • Ocean environment and plate tectonics
  • Sedimentary rock distribution
  • Mapping
  • Source rocks, generation, migration, and accumulation of petroleum
  • Reservoir rocks
  • Petroleum traps
  • Petroleum exploration -- Œ‹geological and geochemical
  • Petroleum explorationŒ -- Œ‹geophysical
  • Drilling preliminaries
  • Drilling a wellŒ -- Œ‹the mechanics
  • Drilling problems
  • Drilling techniques
  • Testing a well
  • Completing a well
  • Surface treatment and storage
  • Offshore
  • Workover
  • Reservoir mechanics
  • Petroleum production
  • Reserves
  • Improved oil recovery
  • Unconventional oil and gas
  • Glossary
  • Index

724 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/March 2012
ISBN10 1-59370-269-8

Product Reviews

  1. Broad and Comprehensive Synopsis of Upstream Oil & Gas 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2017

    A comprehensive overview of Upstream Oil and Gas.
    Broad in scope but with excellent illustrations and use of graphs to enable the reader to grasp key points and understand the interrelationships and trade-offs that must be understood in this complex relationship between geology, natural processes and technology that drive our ability to extract and utilize these natural resources.

  2. Comprehensive and easy read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Nov 2014

    I suggested this book to graduate level management school students at University of Texas at Dallas, they liked it. The book can very vividly explain geological concepts as well as drilling / completion / stimulation. I strongly suggest it to people without a background in geology but want to learn or work in oil & gas industry.

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