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The Oil & Gas Industry: A Nontechnical Guide
Introduction to the Global Oil & Gas Business
by Joseph F. Hilyard
Joseph Hilyard's timely book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention paid to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book focuses on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources, evaluating promising formations, drilling wells, managing oil & gas production, converting oil & gas into products, and transporting oil & gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil & gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil & gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.
332 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/August 2012
by Samuel A. Van Vactor
To the casual observer, the oil business seems constant and unchanging. The familiarity of the oil industry's retail outlets masks extraordinary changes in how the industry engages in its four primary sectors of activity: finding and producing crude oil, transportation, refining, and marketing. In his book, noted energy economist Dr. Samuel A. Van Vactor chronicles the oil industry's transformation over the last century and discusses the future of an industry that has been pronounced dead or dying by its critics on numerous occasions since the early development of coal and the steam engine. New professionals, industry executives, government officials, and academicians will find that Introduction to the Global Oil & Gas Business is a concise introduction to the industry and an invaluable source of information.
184 pages/Hardcover/6x9/February 2010