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Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

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Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations is an authoritative source providing extensive up-to-date coverage of the technology used in the exploration, drilling, production, and operations in an offshore setting. Offshore oil and gas activity is growing at an expansive rate and this must-have training guide covers the full spectrum including geology, types of platforms, exploration methods, production and enhanced recovery methods, pipelines, and envinronmental managment and impact, specifically worldwide advances in study, control, and prevention of the industry's impact on the marine environment and its living resources. In addition, this book provides a go-to glossary for quick reference.  Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations empowers oil and gas engineers and managers to understand and capture on one of the fastest growing markets in the energy sector today.

  • Quickly become familiar with the oil and gas offshore industry, including deepwater operations
  • Understand the full spectrum of the business, including environmental impacts and future challenges
  • Gain knowledge and exposure on critical standards and real-world case studies

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright Page
  5. About the Author
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Occurrence and Formation of Crude Oil and Natural Gas
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1. Introduction
    3. 1.2. Offshore oil and gas
    4. 1.3. Formation and accumulation
    5. 1.4. Definition of oil and gas
  8. Chapter 2: Offshore Geology and Operations
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1. Introduction
    3. 2.2. Strata, sediments, and basins
    4. 2.3. The crust
    5. 2.4. Basins
    6. 2.5. Geochemistry and mineralogy
    7. 2.6. Drilling and recovery
    8. 2.7. Offshore drilling and production
  9. Chapter 3: Offshore Platforms
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1. Introduction
    3. 3.2. Drilling operations and drilling platforms
    4. 3.3. Offshore production platforms
    5. 3.4. Platform maintenance
  10. Chapter 4: Exploration
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1. Introduction
    3. 4.2. Methods
    4. 4.3. Exploration vessels
  11. Chapter 5: Drilling Technology and Well Completion
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1. Introduction
    3. 5.2. Drilling
    4. 5.3. Salt deposits
    5. 5.4. Well completion
  12. Chapter 6: Production
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1. Introduction
    3. 6.2. Subsea production
    4. 6.3. Recovery
    5. 6.4. Risks and environmental effects
    6. 6.5. Crude oil and natural gas treatment
  13. Chapter 7: Transportation
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1. Introduction
    3. 7.2. Pipelines
    4. 7.3. Tankers
  14. Chapter 8: Corrosion
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1. Introduction
    3. 8.2. Offshore corrosion
    4. 8.3. Corrosion control
    5. 8.4. Corrosion monitoring
    6. 8.5. Monitoring methods
    7. 8.6. Corrosion control and inhibition
    8. 8.7. Assessment of damage remaining life
  15. Chapter 9: Environmental Impact
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1. Introduction
    3. 9.2. Pollution
    4. 9.3. Oil spills
    5. 9.4. Impact of oil on the ocean
    6. 9.5. Impact of natural gas on the ocean
    7. 9.6. Atmospheric emissions
    8. 9.7. Environmental management
    9. 9.8. Present trends
  16. Chapter 10: Legislation and The Future
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1. Introduction
    3. 10.2. Environmental regulations
    4. 10.3. The law of the sea
    5. 10.4. Coastal zone management
    6. 10.5. The future
  17. Appendix A: World Offshore Oil and Gas Projects
  18. Appendix B: Deepwater Natural Gas and Oil Qualified Fields
  19. Conversion Factors
  20. Glossary
  21. Index