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Deepwater Petroleum Exploration and Production a Nontechnical Guide 2nd Edition by William L. Leffler, Richard Pattarozzi, and Gordon Sterling | PDF Free Download.
We needed to hurry up and write this second edition. As with any foray into a new frontier, history and innovation have been happening almost every day since our first edition’s publication date.
As in the first edition, our first two chapters bring you from the first geologic toe-in-the-water in California more than 100 years ago to stepping off the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico into thousands of feet of water, as well as the plunge into the Campos Basin off the coast of Brazil.
That journey is just the prelude to understanding the present and even future deepwater operations. To complete the setting, this edition adds a new complete chapter on geology and geophysics.
To pull this off, we asked four accomplished scientists in the field, Stephen Sears, Fred Keller, Tim Garfield, and Mike Forrest, all with decades of experience with large exploration and production (E&P) organizations, to contribute chapter 3.
The processes for exploring, developing, and producing petroleum in the deepwater are about the same as for the shelf or, really, the onshore. From the outside, just four steps take place—explore, appraise, develop, and produce.
From the inside, each of these processes takes many more steps, depending on how closely we look. And we look closer in chapters 4 through 13, even more closely than in the first edition. We examine in detail the engineering and scientific schemes that companies use in the deepwater, dealing especially with how they differ from shallower operations and the onshore.
We have added other new chapters on the drilling rigs and service vessels used in the deepwater. A theme underlies this book: how the upstream industry and companies learned their way into the deepwater. The first two chapters almost dwell on it.
At the end of chapters 4, 5, 10, 11, and 13, case studies of prominent companies show how they climbed their own learning curves to success. Chapter 14 finishes off the theme by dubbing deepwater the “third wave.”
We assumed something about your knowledge of E&P operations— onshore and offshore. Because you bought this book, which has the word “non-technical” in the title, we treat each subject as if you have but a modicum of background.
You should find almost everything easy to understand. If you need more depth, our publisher, PennWell, has a few other books, such as Raymond and Leffler’s Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language and Norm Hyne’s Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production to help you out.
This book is a collaborative effort of three industry veterans with more than 125 years of experience in the industry.
Despite that exhaustive and exhausting record, we needed the invaluable input from a throng of other industry experts and former colleagues.
We have to recognize some of the many we consulted: Howard Shatto, Bruce Collipp, Mike Forrest, Jim Day, Dick Frisbie, John Huff, Ken Arnold, Doug Peart, George Rodenbusch, Alex van den Berg, Don Jacobsen, Harold Bross, Susan Lorimer, Jim Seaver, Bob Helmkamp, Franz Kopp, Dean Taylor, Mike Talbot, Joe Netherland, Bradley Beitler, Ken Drupal, Rich Smith
And Paul Wing. Without their help, we could not have satisfied our own standards for a quality product. Still, we interpreted all they said and are therefore responsible for the way we presented it.
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