Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Pages : 344
Size : 6.25 MB
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering introduces people with technical backgrounds
to petroleum engineering. The book presents fundamental terminology and concepts
from geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, production, and reservoir engi-
neering. It covers upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. Exercises at the
end of each chapter are designed to highlight and reinforce material in the chapter
and encourage the reader to develop a deeper understanding of the material.
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering is suitable for science and engineering
students, practicing scientists and engineers, continuing education classes, industry
short courses, or self‐study. The material in Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
has been used in upper‐level undergraduate and introductory graduate‐level courses
for engineering and earth science majors. It is especially useful for geoscientists and
mechanical, electrical, environmental, and chemical engineers who would like to
learn more about the engineering technology needed to produce oil and gas.
Our colleagues in industry and academia and students in multidisciplinary classes
helped us identify material that should be understood by people with a range of
technical backgrounds. We thank Helge Alsleben, Bill Eustes, Jim Gilman, Pradeep
Kaul, Don Mims, Wayne Pennington, and Rob Sutton for comments on specific
chapters and Kathy Fanchi for helping prepare this manuscript.