Elsevier Announces Six New Oil, Gas and Pipeline Engineering Books at Offshore Technology Conference

Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering and updated Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands featured with four other new books in Elsevier booth #9153

Cambridge, MA, April 28, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering, an invaluable reference for industry professionals wishing to understand how reservoirs fundamentally work and how a reservoir engineer begins the performance process. Elsevier also announced the second edition of Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, an expanded and updated must-have guide for newcomers to the industry presenting all currently available recovery methods, and the pros and cons of each.

These two highly anticipated books, along with four additional new oil, gas and pipeline engineering titles, will be featured in Elsevier’s booth #9153 at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 2-5, at NRG Park in Houston, TX.

Written by reservoir engineering, modeling and planning expert Dr. Richard Wheaton, Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering addresses reservoir appraisal, economics, development planning and optimization. It provides appendices on enhanced oil recovery, gas well testing, basic fluid thermodynamics and mathematical operators to enhance comprehension. The book offers online spreadsheets covering well test analysis, material balance, field aggregation and economic indicators to help engineers apply reservoir concepts to practical field data applications. It also Includes coverage of unconventional resources and heavy oil, making it relevant to present-day reservoir activity worldwide.

The second edition of Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands is written by Dr. James Speight, currently editor of the journals Petroleum Science and Technology and Energy Sources. Recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also adjunct professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.  The book explores the importance of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and its recent growth, thanks to the increased need to locate unconventional resources such as heavy oil and shale. It teaches the necessary basics, including all thermal and non-thermal methods, along with discussions of viscosity, sampling and the technologies surrounding offshore applications.

  • Download sample chapters of Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering and Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands here

In order to meet content needs in oil, gas and pipeline engineering, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of petroleum industry experts and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The six new oil, gas and pipeline engineering books are:


Notes for editors
E-book review copies of the new books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Robin Hayward at r.hayward@elsevier.com.

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