Best Petroleum Engineering Books
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1. Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Rutgers University Press Classics)
Author: by John Drury Clark
Published at: Rutgers University Press Classics; Reprint edition (May 23, 2018)
This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety.
Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space.
A classic work in the history of science, and described as a good book on rocket stuffthat’s a really fun one by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.
2. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Author: by Daniel Yergin
Published at: Free Press; Reissue edition (December 23, 2008)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as the best history of oil ever written by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s spellbindingirresistible (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.
Now with an epilogue that speaks directly to the current energy crisis, The Prize recounts the panoramic history of the world’s most important resourceoil. Daniel Yergin’s timeless book chronicles the struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades and that continues to fuel global rivalries, shake the world economy, and transform the destiny of men and nations.
This updated edition categorically proves the unwavering significance of oil throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first by tracing economic and political clashes over precious black gold. With his far-reaching insight and in-depth research, Yergin is uniquely positioned to address the present battle over energy which undoubtedly ranks as one of the most vital issues of our time.
3. The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
Author: by Bryan Burrough
Published at: Penguin Books; Illustrated edition (March 30, 2010)
“What’s not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?” The Economist Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough’s spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil.
Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry’s four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars.
Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough’s abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.
4. Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads
Author: by David Rundell
Published at: I.B. Tauris (September 17, 2020)
‘Clear-eyed and illuminating.’ Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor’A rich, superbly researched, balanced history of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’General David Petraeus, former Commander U.S. Central Command and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency ‘Destined to be the best single volume on the Kingdom.’ Ambassador Chas Freeman, former U.S.
Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Assistant Secretary of Defense’Should be prescribed reading for a new generation of political leaders.’Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of H.M. Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Something extraordinary is happening in Saudi Arabia.
A traditional, tribal society once known for its lack of tolerance is rapidly implementing significant economic and social reforms. An army of foreign consultants is rewriting the social contract, King Salman has cracked down hard on corruption, and his dynamic though inexperienced son, the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is promoting a more tolerant Islam.
5. Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting
Author: by Charlotte Wright
Published at: PennWell Corp.; 6th edition (November 7, 2016)
Professor Charlotte Wright updates her indispensable accounting book for the oil and gas industry in this revised & expanded sixth edition. The past several years have seen significant changes in the accounting and disclosure rules for the industry. While the book has thorough updates throughout, there are new industry issues specifically addressed from the accounting perspective.
Some of the significant updates and new material include: Discussion of the significance of shale and unconventional production as it relates to accounting principles New definitions of reserves from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the impact on accounting processes All citations and references align with the updated authoritative literature from the Financial Accounting Standards Board A new chapter discussing specific issues previously unaddressed regarding property valuation in the industry New, and updated, end-of-chapter problems
6. Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016
Author: by United States Government US Army
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 23, 2016)
This publication, Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21. 8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016, provides the doctrinal framework for all Infantry platoons and squads. It provides techniques for employment of Infantry platoons and squads in conducting decisive actions. The principle audiences for ATP 3-21.
8 are commanders, staffs, and leaders who are responsible for planning, preparing, executing, and assessing operations of the Infantry platoon and squad. It serves as an authoritative reference for personnel developing doctrine materiel and force structure, institutional and unit training, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Infantry platoon and squad operations.
Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-21. 8 encompasses techniques for the Infantry platoons and squads of the Infantry, Stryker, and Armored brigade combat teams (I, S, and ABCTs). It replaces Field Manual (FM) 3-21. 8, published in March 2007, Army Tactics Techniques, and Procedures (ATTP) 3-21.
71, published in November 2010, and ATTP 3-21. 9, published in December 2010.ATP 3-21. 8 provides doctrinal guidance; describes relationships within the platoon and squad; defines organizational roles and functions, capabilities, limitations; and lay outs the responsibilities for platoons and squads during unified land operations.
7. Oil 101
Author: by Morgan Downey
Published at: Wooden Table Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2009)
OIL 101 is a straightforward guide to oil and an essential read for anyone coming to grips with where oil prices, the economy and society are headed. In OIL 101, Downey provides the facts one needs to understand oil, from its history and chemistry, to refining, finished products, storage, transportation, alternatives, and how prices are determined every day in global wholesale oil markets and how those markets are connected to prices at the pump.
8. Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward
Author: by James Howard Kunstler
Published at: BenBella Books; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2020)
Forget the speculation of pundits and media personalities. For anyone asking Now what? The answer is out there. You just have to know where to look. In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st centurythe end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few.
Now, he returns with a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living nowsurviving The Long Emergency as it happens. Through his popular blog, Clusterf*ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country.
They’ve shared their stories with himsometimes over years of correspondenceand in Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, he shares them with us, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what’s really going on out there in the USand beyond.
9. Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language
Author: by Donald L. Burdick
Published at: PennWell Corp.; 4th edition (March 31, 2010)
Authors Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller, now the definitive book for understanding the mysteries of the petrochemical industry. With chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins and more, this is broadest available look inside the industry.
Still offering readers easy-to-understand diagrams, charts and tables, plus digestible chapter reviews – this classic delivers the information that every person in the industry needs.
10. Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language
Author: by William Leffler
Published at: PennWell Corp.; 4th edition (November 13, 2008)
William Leffler’s Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials.
Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference.
11. Petroleum Refining: Technology, Economics, and Markets, Sixth Edition
Author: by Mark J. Kaiser
Published at: CRC Press; 6th edition (September 16, 2019)
For four decades, Petroleum Refining has guided thousands of readers toward a reliable understanding of the field, and through the years has become the standard text in many schools and universities around the world offering petroleum refining classes, for self-study, training, and as a reference for industry professionals.
The sixth edition of this perennial bestseller continues in the tradition set by Jim Gary as the most modern and authoritative guide in the field. Updated and expanded to reflect new technologies, methods, and topics, the book includes new discussion on the business and economics of refining, cost estimation and complexity, crude origins and properties, fuel specifications, and updates on technology, process units, and catalysts.
The first half of the book is written for a general audience to introduce the primary economic and market characteristics of the industry and to describe the inputs and outputs of refining. Most of this material is new to this edition and can be read independently or in parallel with the rest of the text.
12. Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas
Author: by Saeid Mokhatab
Published at: Gulf Professional Publishing; 1st edition (May 19, 2016)
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a commercially attractive phase of the commodity that facilitates the efficient handling and transportation of natural gas around the world. The LNG industry, using technologies proven over decades of development, continues to expand its markets, diversify its supply chains and increase its share of the global natural gas trade.
The Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas is a timely book as the industry is currently developing new large sources of supply and the technologies have evolved in recent years to enable offshore infrastructure to develop and handle resources in more remote and harsher environments.
It is the only book of its kind, covering the many aspects of the LNG supply chain from liquefaction to regasification by addressing the LNG industries’ fundamentals and markets, as well as detailed engineering and design principles. A unique, well-documented, and forward-thinking work, this reference book provides an ideal platform for scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in the LNG industry to gain a better understanding of the key basic and advanced topics relevant to LNG projects in operation and/or in planning and development.
13. Oil: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
Author: by Vaclav Smil
Published at: Oneworld Publications; 2nd edition (December 12, 2017)
World acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature’s most sought-after resourceOil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic, no exotic produce, and a global political landscape few would recognise.
Humanity’s dependence upon oil looks set to continue for decades to come, but what is it? Fully updated and packed with fascinating facts to fuel dinner party debate, Professor Vaclav Smil’s Oil: A Beginner’s Guide explains all matters related to the black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth right through to the controversy that surrounds it today.
14. Failure to Learn: The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster
Author: by Andrew Hopkins
Published at: CCH Australia; Reprint edition (July 1, 2008)
In Failure to Learn: The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster, respected OHS expert Professor Andrew Hopkins discusses the causes of a major explosion at the Texas City Oil Refinery on March 23, 2005, that killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. Failure to Learn also analyses the similarities between this event and the Longford Gas Plant explosion in Victoria in 1998, featured in his earlier book Lessons from Longford.
Professor Andrew Hopkins is being recognized by the European Process Safety Centre in October 2008, in recognition of his contribution to safety. Professor Hopkins is the first winner to receive the award, outside of Europe, which is a demonstration of the impact of his valuable work worldwide.
Andrew has been awarded a prize by the European Process Safety Centre for “extraordinary contribution to process safety”, the first time this has been awarded outside of Europe. He also appears in the US Chemical Safety Board film on Texas City and has been invited to appear in a subsequent film.
15. Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook: A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems
Author: by E.W. McAllister
Published at: Gulf Professional Publishing; 8th edition (October 8, 2013)
Presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. For more than 35 years, the Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook has served as the “go-to” reference for solving even the most day-to-day vexing pipeline workflow problems.
Now in its eighth edition, this handbook continues to set the standard by which all other piping books are judged. Along with over 30% new or updated material regarding codes, construction processes, and equipment, this book continues to offer hundreds of “how-to” methods and handy formulas for pipeline construction, design, and engineering and features a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct application, all in one convenient reference.
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