Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production
Used by corporate training departments, colleges and universities worldwide, this is the most complete upstream guide available. Hyne provides an easy-to-understand explanation of complex topics with pictures, graphs and illustrations covering everything on how oil and gas is formed; how to find commercial quantities; how to drill, evaluate and complete a well; all the way...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 598 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Pennwell Books
(first published January 28th 1995)
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I took Dr. Hyne's Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists course a number of years ago and found it quite helpful in my career. This book (on which his popular course is based) is an excellent refresher on all aspects of oil and gas exploration and production.
This book was more enjoyable to read than I expected, and had enough technical detail to satisfy my curiosity about the fundamental aspects of petroleum exploration and production. The author did a great job of explaining the mechanics of drilling and casing wells, and describing the problems and costs of drilling on land and offshore. He spends a lot of time talking about rock structures and how engineers determine the extent and quality of gas and oil fields, so that towards the end when he sh...more