An Overview of the Petroleum Industry

6th Edition - January 1, 2007

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  • Author: Robert D. Grace
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781933762012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999777

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Now in its sixth edition, this guide to the oil industry, written in non-technical language, is a must-read for anyone involved in or curious about the oil industry. Engineers, executives, managers and laypersons will all find this to be a valuable, entertaining and informative guide that presents a practical study of the operations involved in oil exploration, drilling and production. Since the book’s original publication in 1958, this handy volume has taught thousands about this constantly evolving industry that is so important for our everyday energy needs.

Table of Contents

  • 1. World Oil
    2. Where Does Oil Come from?
    3. How Do We Get It? Drilling for Oil
    4. To Market! Production and Reservoir Engineering

    A. Abbreviations Used in Oil Reports
    B. Stratigraphic Terminology
    Subdivision of Geological Eras
    Oil and Gas Provinces of Lower 48 States
    Oil and Gas Provinces Outside Lower 48 States
    C. Sample Leases and Deeds
    D. Energy Equivalents
    An Oil Dictionary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 161
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Publishing Company 2007
  • Published: January 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Gulf Publishing Company
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781933762012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999777

About the Author

Robert D. Grace

Robert Grace is currently CEO and President of GSM, Inc., a successful consulting firm in the USA he founded in 1976. Robert has more than 40 years of onshite experience in the oil fields of the world. For the past 35 years, he has served primarily as a consultant in blowouts, fires, well control, deep drilling, and completion operations. As a well control expert, he has specialized in handling and supervising some of the most complex blowouts the industry has known, including the largest blowout in Texas history. He was also an advisor to the Kuwait Oil Company following the 1991 Gulf War. He has authored numerous conference papers and books, and he earned BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Robert is also a registered professional engineer.

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CEO and President of GSM, Inc, USA

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