Series: Handbook of Petroleum Exploration and Production

This Handbook is designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of petroleum exploration and production, both for the practising professional and student. Topics will include a range of introductory texts to in-depth reference works covering geology, geophysics, petrophysics and reservoir/petroleum engineering. Leading experts in industry, government and academia will be invited to develop books on these single discipline topics as well as integrated regional evaluations, field studies and business management. It is expected that 5 or more new parts to the Handbook will be issued each year. Series URL: [](

Most recent volume

Volume 12. The Theory and Application of Hydraulic Fracturing

Authors: Jennifer Miskimins Robert Barree Michael Conway
The Theory and Application of Hydraulic Fracturing provides an examination of classical fracturing theory as it applies to subsurface formations that produce oil and gas. The book progresses from the early chapters which discuss such items as pre-treatment evaluation and characterization of the reservoir to the selection of appropriate fluids and proppants and concludes with design and post-treatment analysis. Theory is presented so that a novice, who knows little to nothing about hydraulic fracturing, can comprehend the subject. However, the book also addresses the topics in such a way that a practicing professional who designs hydraulic fracture treatments on a daily basis will find the book a critical addition to his desktop. Applied theory is an important concept to the authors. The authors take a unique approach by providing not only classical hydraulic fracturing theory but also an analysis at the end of each chapter which discusses the fallacies associated with the standard understanding of the chapter topic. Anyone who is involved in the practice of hydraulic fracturing realizes that there are many issues and problems with hydraulic fracturing that the industry has yet to fully understand. This book seeks to span that gap and prepare the reader for overcoming these obstacles.

Additional volumes

Volume 9. New Perspectives on Deep-water Sandstones

Published: 31st January 2012 Author: G. Shanmugam

Volume 8. Physical Properties of Rocks

Published: 28th June 2011 Author: Juergen Schön

Volume 7. The Sea of Lost Opportunity

Published: 6th May 2011 Author: Norman J. Smith

Volume 6. Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers

Published: 1st November 2006 Author: Roger Slatt

Volume 5. Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs

Published: 31st March 2006 Author: G. Shanmugam

Volume 4. A Generalized Approach To Primary Hydrocarbon Recovery Of Petroleum Exploration & Production

Published: 26th June 2003 Editors: M. Walsh L.W. Lake

Volume 3. Well Test Analysis

Published: 21st August 2002 Author: Dominique Bourdet

Volume 2. Statistics for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists

Published: 7th December 2000 Authors: Jerry Jensen L.W. Lake Patrick Corbett David Goggin

Volume 1. Operational Aspects of Oil and Gas Well Testing

Published: 10th March 2000 Author: S. McAleese