Synopses & Reviews
This nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies.
About the Author
Martin S. Raymond, a veteran of more than 40 years in exploration and production, was senior vice-president & E&P for J.M. Huber Corporation. During his career he also held engineering, administrative, and management positions with Shell Oil and Forest Oil. He earned a BA degree from Princeton in geology and a masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, Raymond consults in the area of operating process management for E & P companies.William L. Leffler received his BS from M.I.T. and masters and doctorate degrees in business administration from New York University. Following his career with Royal Dutch/Shell in the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals business, he became a writer and consultant. He has authored multiple PennWell titles including the bestselling Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language (2000), Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language (2001), and Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide (2003).
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Table of Contents
How did We Get Here? The History of Production
The Container: The Reservoir
What's in the Container? The Prize
Yours, Mine, or Theirs? Ownership
Getting There: Drilling
What Have We Found? Logging, Testing and Completing
Behavior: Hydrocarbon Activity in the Reservoir
Here It Comes: Production
Making It Marketable: Field Processing
Fixing Things: Remedial Operations and Workovers
Who's Involved? The Players
What Should We Do? Strategy