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Risk Analysis for Prevention of Hazardous Situations in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

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The accelerated growth of the world population creates an increase of energy needs. This requires new paths for oil supply to its users, which can be potential hazardous sources for individuals and the environment. Risk Analysis for Prevention of Hazardous Situations in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering explains the potential hazards of petroleum engineering activities, emphasizing risk assessments in drilling, completion, and production, and the gathering, transportation, and storage of hydrocarbons. Designed to aid in decision-making processes for environmental protection, this book is a useful guide for engineers, technicians, and other professionals in the petroleum industry interested in risk analysis for preventing hazardous situations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: General Approach to Risk Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RISK ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
    4. RISK ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Risk Due to Wellbore Instability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CAUSES OF WELLBORE INSTABILITY
    4. WELLBORE INSTABILITY RISK ASSESSMENT
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Risk Due to Pipe Sticking
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIFFERENTIAL STICKING
    4. MECHANICAL STICKING
    5. STUCK PIPE RISK ASSESMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 4: Lost Circulation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LOST CIRCULATION ZONES AND CAUSES
    4. PREVENTIVE MEASURES
    5. LOCATING LOSS ZONES AND DETERMINING THE SEVERITY OF LOSS
    6. LOST CIRCULATION MATERIALS
    7. REMEDIAL PROCEDURES FOR LOSS CIRCULATION
    8. THE APPLICATION OF RISK ANALYSIS FOR LOST CIRCULATION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Simultaneous Operations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: The Macondo 252 Disaster
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SAFETY IN DRILLING OPERATIONS
    4. CAUSES OF THE MACONDO DISASTER
    5. POST MACONDO CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Risk Analysis of Completion and Production Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SAFETY IN COMPLETION AND PRODUCTION
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Risk and Remediation of Irreducible Casing Pressure at Petroleum Wells
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ANNULAR AND SUSTAINED CASING PRESSURES
    3. REGULATORY CONTROL AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR SCP
    4. RISK OF AIR POLLUTION DUE SCP – MAXIMUM EMISSION RATE
    5. SELF-PLUGGING POTENTIAL OF SCP WELLS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. APPENDIX
  15. Chapter 9: Risk Analysis in the Process of Hydraulic Fracturing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING PROCESS
    4. A FRACTURING RISK ANALYSIS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 10: Workover Impact on Accidental Risk
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WELL INTEGRITY
    4. COILED TUBING OPERATIONS
    5. SNUBBING OPERATIONS
    6. WIRELINE OPERATIONS
    7. PRODUCTION STRING CHANGE OPERATIONS
    8. RISK ASSESSMENT
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: Gathering Systems and Processing Facilities Risk Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN CHARASTERISTICS OF GATHERING SYSTEM AND SURFACE FACILITIES
    5. GATHERING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSING FACILITIES RISK ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 12: Activities in Oil and Gas Processing for Avoiding or Minimizing Environmental Impacts
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 13: Transportation Risk Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PIPELINES TRANSPORTATION
    5. TRANSPORTATION BY TANKERS
    6. TRANSPORTATION BY GAS CARRIERS
    7. RAILROAD TANK CARS TRANSPORTATION
    8. TANK TRUCKS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: Oil and Gas Storage Tank Risk Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STORAGE TANKS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: CO2 Underground Storage and Wellbore Integrity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STORAGE SITE SELECTION AND CHARACTERISATION
    4. CARBON DIOXIDE INJECTION WELL DESIGN
    5. WELL INTEGRITY ASSESMENT
    6. RISK ASSESSMENT OF CO STORAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 16: Petroleum Industry Environmental Performance and Risk
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OIL SPILL TRENDS
    4. SOURCES AND CAUSES OF POLLUTION IN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
    5. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF PETROLEUM INDUSTRY AND CONSEQUENCES OF OIL SPILL
    6. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF PETROLEUM INDUSTRYS’ ACTIVITIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors