- Hardcover: 575 pages
- Publisher: Pennwell Books; 2 edition (December 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087814823X
- ISBN-13: 978-0878148233
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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- #40 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Energy Production & Extraction > Drilling Procedures
- #146 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Energy Production & Extraction > Mining
- #155 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Energy Production & Extraction > Fossil Fuels > Petroleum
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First, let me say that there are two different types of books on drilling for oil/gas. Broadly, they are books that concentrate mainly on the financial and legal structure of oil deals and books that concentrate on where it is and how to get it out of the ground. This book is of the second sort.
The "nontechnical" part of the title is only partly true. Some of the descriptions are sufficiently technical to impart a working understanding of the operations in the field. I, for instance, have been going to our rig (now drilling) and asking questions ("What's that blue thing?"), then coming home and reading about what I was told ("The jar is a section of pipe that either mechanically....").
Same with the drilling reports I receive.... I can look up that part of the drilling operation (ie, "sliding") and get a much better understanding of what's happening. A book comes in handy, after all, the tool pushers out on the rigs seem to be men of few words.
There is also a pretty good basic course in petroleum geology in the first thirteen chapters. And, the science (art?) of geophysics gets a good once-over, too, though I confess I've not paid much attention to it yet.
There are chapters on reservoirs, completion, offshore, production, workover, and more, all of which is written at the same level, and much of which I've not read in depth, only scanned. I'll read it as we get there out in the field.Read more ›
The book would allow me to become the oilman of my dreams, at least in my head. I have just finished reading the book, taking about a week or two to do so, and inclulded many margin comments in my book. This item was a good purchase, in that it provided the information I needed in a manner that I could use. There were many recommended readings in other publications. I would recommend this book for all readers, except the hardened oil man with years of experience. For him I am sure there is another source of information.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not an engineer although I have a background in science. I have used this book in my work as an environmental protection specialist, to understand oil and gas production. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julia
Easy to read and understand. Good book for for someone that has some knowledge of the subject.Published 18 months ago by Jana Marksberry
I bought this book as preparation for taking courses in PE. It's a small textbook with lots of pictures and tables. I actually enjoy reading it. Dr. Hyne did a great job.Published 18 months ago by lilly
yes this is a good book. It has a lot of info and is a good read. I would recommend this book.Published on January 2, 2014 by Tim Barbre
This book was purchased for another member of our staff to use. I have not had any feedback one way or the other to know if it was a worthwhile purchase.Published on February 25, 2013 by Robert Moats
Like the title says good and informative. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the oil and gas field. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by ZYH