Surface Production Operations, Volume 1:

Design of Oil-Handling Systems and Facilities


  • Ken Arnold, Embedded Computer Engineering Program Coordinator and instructor, UCSD Extension, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Maurice Stewart, President, Stewart Training Company


Book information

  • Published: March 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-88415-821-9


"As a Process Engineer, working in both operations and design in the upstream oil industry, it is pleasing to find a text that finally covers all the unit operations you are likely to encounter in oil processing. The book is an easy read that doesn't get weighed down in first principles. This means that you can quickly get the information you require and have confidence in your decisions. It's a must for anyone working in the industry, especially those who may be offshore, I always have my copy with me." - Ed Pickering

Table of Contents

The production facility. Choosing a process. Fluid properties. Two-phase oil and gas separation. Oil and water separation. Crude oil treating systems. Produced-water treating systems. Pressure drop in piping. Choosing a line size and wall thickness. Pumps. Centrifugal pumps. Reciprocating pumps. Organizing the project.