Shale Oil and Gas Production Processes delivers the basics on current production technologies and the processing and refining of shale oil. Starting with the potential of formations and then proceeding to production and completion, this foundational resource also dives into the chemical and physical nature of the precursor of oil shale, kerogen, to help users understand and optimize its properties in shale. Rounding out with reporting, in situ retorting, refining and environmental aspects, this book gives engineers and managers a strong starting point on how to manage the challenges and processes necessary for the further development of these complex resources.
- Helps readers grasp current research on production from shale formations, including properties and composition
- Fill in the gaps between research and practical application, including discussions of existing literature
- Includes a glossary to help readers fully understand key concepts
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Part I: Gas and Oil from Tight Shale 1. GAS AND OIL IN TIGHT FORMATIONS James Speight 2. RESOURCES James Speight 3. RESERVOIRS AND RESERVOIR FLUIDS James Speight 4. DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION James Speight 5.HYDRAULIC FRACTURING James Speight 6.FLUIDS MANAGEMENT James Speight 7.ANALYSIS OF GAS AND CONDENSATE FROM TIGHT FORMATIONS James Speight 8.PROCESSING GAS FROM TIGHT FORMATIONS James Speight 9. ANALYSIS OF OIL FROM TIGHT FORMATIONS James Speight 10. PROCESSING OIL FROM TIGHT FORMATIONS James Speight
PART 2: SHALE OIL (KEROGEN-DERIVED OIL) 11.ORIGIN AND PROPERTIES OF OIL SHALE James Speight 12.OIL SHALE RESOURCES James Speight 13. KEROGEN James Speight 14. MINING AND RETORTING James Speight 15. IN SITU RETORTING James Speight 16. REFINING SHALE OIL James Speight
PART 3: OTHER ASPECTS 17. INSTABILITY AND INCOMPATIBILITY OF TIGHT OIL AND SHALE OIL James Speight 18. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT James Speight
Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal Energy
Sources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.
James Speight is also a Consultant, Author and Lecturer on energy and environmental issues. He has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from University of Manchester. James has worked for various corporations and research facilities including Exxon, Alberta Research Council and the University of Manchester. With more than 45 years of experience, he has authored more than 400 publications--including over 50 books--reports and presentations, taught more than 70 courses, and is the Editor on many journals including the Founding Editor of Petroleum Science and Technology.