Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers by James
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Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers by James



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Author of Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers

Dr. James G. Speight CChem., FRSC, FCIC, FACS, earned his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manchester, England – he also holds a DSC in The Geological Sciences (VINIGRI, St. Petersburg, Russia) and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Dubna International University, Moscow, Russia).

Dr. Speight is the author of more than 70 books in petroleum science, petroleum engineering, and environmental sciences.

Formerly the CEO of the Western Research Institute (now an independent consultant), he has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah and in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming.

In addition, he has also been a Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering at the following universities: the University of Missouri-Columbia, Technical University of Denmark, and University of Trinidad and Tobago.

In 1995, Dr. Speight was awarded the Diploma of Honor (Pi Epsilon Tau), National Petroleum Engineering Society, for Outstanding Contributions to the Petroleum Industry. In 1996, he was elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences and awarded the Gold Medal of Honor that same year for outstanding contributions to the field of petroleum sciences.

In 2001, the Russian Academy of Sciences also awarded Dr. Speight the Einstein Medal for outstanding contributions and service in the field of Geological Sciences and in 2005 he received the Scientists without Borders Medal of Honor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 2006, he was appointed as the Methanex Distinguished Professor, University of Trinidad and Tobago as well as awarded the Gold Medal – Giants of Science and Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, in recognition of Continued Excellence in Science and Engineering.

Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers Contents


  • Abrasion
  • Absorption
  • Acid Gas Removal
  • Acid Gas Scrubbing
  • Acid Number 
  • Acid Rain 
  • Acid-Base Catalysts 
  • Acidity and Alkalinity 
  • Acidizing
  • Adsorption 
  • Adsorption Isotherm 
  • Adulteration
  • Air Emissions
  • Alcohol Blended Fuels 
  • Alcohols 
  • Alicyclic Hydrocarbons
  • Aliphatic Hydrocarbons 
  • Alloys – Composition 
  • Amine Absorber 
  • Amine Condenser 
  • Amine Washing 
  • Ammonia 
  • Aniline Point 
  • Anticline 
  • Antoine Equation 
  • API Gravity 
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons 
  • Asphalt Manufacture 
  • Asphaltene Constituents 
  • Associated Natural Gas 
  • Atmospheric Equivalent Boiling Point 
  • Auto-ignition Temperature 
  • Barrel 
  • Baumé Gravity 
  • Benchmark Crude Oil 
  • Bernoulli’s Principle 
  • Biomass and Biofuels 
  • Bitumen 
  • Bituminous Rock and Bituminous Sand 
  • Black Acids 
  • Black Oil 
  • Blending and Mixing 
  • Boiling Point and Boiling Range 
  • Brine 
  • Bubble Point and Bubble Point Pressure 
  • Bureau of Mines Correlation Index 
  • Calorific Value 
  • Capillary Forces 
  • Capillary Number 
  • Capillary Pressure 
  • Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Number and Possible Isomers 
  • Carbonate Reservoir 
  • Carbonate Washing and Water Washing
  • Catalyst Pore Diameter 
  • Catalytic Materials 
  • Catalytic Reforming 
  • Cementation Value 
  • Cetane Index 
  • Characterization Factor 
  • Chemical Reaction Rates 
  • Chemicals Reactive with Water
  • Chemometrics 
  • Clausius Equation and Clausius-Clapeyron Equation 
  • Coal – General Properties 
  • Coke Yield from Conradson Carbon 
  • Common Acronyms 
  • Common Names of Selected Chemical Compounds
  • Common Unit Conversions
  • Commonly Used Constants 
  • Compressibility
  • Coning
  • Conversion Charts 
  • Conversion Factors 
  • Correlation Index 
  • Corrosion 
  • Corrosion – Fuel Ash 
  • Corrosion – Naphthenic Acid
  • Cricondenbar 
  • Cricondentherm 
  • Critical Properties 
  • Critical Temperatures of Gases 
  • Crude Oil – Assay 
  • Crude Oil – Classification 
  • Crude Oil – Desalting 
  • Crude Oil – Distillation 
  • Crude Oil – Fractional Composition 
  • Crude Oil – Hydrotreating 
  • Crude Oil – Molecular Composition 
  • Crude Oil – Primary Recovery
  • Crude Oil – Recovery 
  • Crude Oil – Refining 
  • Crude Oil – Residua 
  • Crude Oil – Sampling and Analysis
  • Crude Oil – Secondary Recovery 
  • Crude Oil – Tertiary Recovery 
  • Crude Oil from Tight Formations
  • Darcy and Non-Darcy Flow in Porous Media
  • Darcy’s Law
  • Decimal Multipliers for SI Prefixes
  • Decline Curve Evaluation 
  • Delivery Point 
  • Density, Specific Gravity, and API Gravit
  • Density-Boiling Point Constant
  • Determining Depreciation
  • Dew Point Temperature and Pressure
  • Dielectric Constant 
  • Dielectric Loss and Power Factor 
  • Diesel Index
  • Dipole Moment
  • Distillation 
  • Distillation – Flooding 
  • Distillation – Gap-Overlap 
  • Drilling Fluid 
  • Drilling Fluid Additives 
  • E85 Fuel 
  • Embrittlement 
  • Embrittlement – Hydrogen 
  • Emulsion 
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery 
  • Environmental Regulations 
  • Evaporation 
  • Expansion and Contraction of Solids 
  • Explosive Limits 
  • Fire Point 
  • Fischer-Tropsch Chemistry 
  • Flammability and Flammability Limits
  • Flash Point
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking – Chemistry 
  • Fluid Flow Fundamentals 
  • Fluid Flow Through Permeable Media
  • Fluid Flow
  • Fluid Saturation
  • Foamy Oil 
  • Formation Volume Factor 
  • Fouling
  • Fracturing Fluids 
  • Fuel Oil 
  • Functional Groups 
  • Fundamental Physical Constants 
  • Gas Deviation Factor 
  • Gas Formation Volume Factor 
  • Gas Laws 
  • Gas Processing – Hydrogen Sulfide Conversion 
  • Gas Processing – Metal Oxide Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Olamine Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Sweetening 
  • Gas Processing – Absorption and Adsorption Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Acid Gas Removal 
  • Gas Processing – Carbonate and Water Washing Processes
  • Gas Processing – Catalytic Oxidation Processes
  • Gas Processing - Fractionation
  • Gas Processing – Gas-Oil Separation 
  • Gas Processing – Liquids Removal
  • Gas Processing – Metal Oxide Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Methanol-Based Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Molecular Sieve Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Nitrogen Removal 
  • Gas Processing – Physical Solvent Processes 
  • Gas Processing – Plant Schematic and Products 
  • Gas Processing – Processes and Process Selection 
  • Gas Processing – Water Removal
  • Gas Solubility 
  • Gas-Condensate Reservoirs 
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Gaseous Hydrocarbons – General Properties
  • Gasification – Chemistry 
  • Gasification – Refinery Resids 
  • Gas-Liquid Solubility 
  • Gas-Oil Ratio 
  • Gas-Oil Separation 
  • Gasoline – Component Streams 
  • Gas-to-Liquids 
  • Geological Time Scale 
  • Geothermal Gradient 
  • Glycol 
  • Grease
  • Greek Alphabet
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Hazardous Waste 
  • Heat Capacity 
  • Heat Content of Petroleum Products 
  • Heat Exchangers 
  • The heat of Combustion of Petroleum Fuels 
  • The heat of Combustion of Petroleum Fuels
  • Heat Transfer Coefficient
  • Heat Transfer – Convection and Conduction
  • Heating Value 
  • Heavy Feedstock Conversion – Thermal Processes 
  • Heterogeneity 
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis and Homogeneous Catalysis 
  • High-Acid Crudes 
  • Hydrate Formation and Prevention 
  • Hydraulic Fracturing 
  • Hydrocarbon Gases – Physical Constants
  • Hydroconversion 
  • Hydrogen Chloride 
  • Hydrogen in Refineries 
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Conversion 
  • Hydrogen Sulfide 
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrostatic Pressure 
  • Ideal Gas 
  • Improved Oil Recovery Processes 
  • Incompatible Chemicals 
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Isothermal Compressibility of Oil
  • Kinematic Viscosity 
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas 
  • Liquid-Gas Separators 
  • Lubricants – Classification 
  • Lubricating Oil – Base Stock 
  • M85 
  • Marx-Langenheim Model
  • Material Balance
  • Mean Density – Gas-Air Mixture
  • Mean Density – Gas-Air Mixture 
  • Metals Content and FCC Coke Production 
  • Methane 
  • Molecular Weight of Petroleum Fractions 
  • Naphthenic Acids – Corrosion in Distillation Units 
  • Naphthenic Acids – Mitigating Corrosion
  • Naphthenic Acids
  • Natural Gas - Associated
  • Natural Gas – Composition 
  • Natural Gas – Compressibility 
  • Natural Gas – Measurement 
  • Natural Gas – Nonassociated 
  • Natural Gas – Properties 
  • Natural Gas – Specific Gravity 
  • Natural Gas – Phase Behavio
  • Natural Gas – Sweetening
  • Natural Gasoline
  • Nitrogen and Nitrogen Oxide Gases
  • Nonassociated Natural Gas
  • Octane Barrel Yiel
  • Octane Number 
  • Oil and Gas from Tight Formations 
  • Oil and Gas Originally in Place 
  • Oil Recovery Factor 
  • Oil Shale – General Classification 
  • Oilfield Chemicals 
  • Olamine Processes 
  • Olamine 
  • On-Stream Factor
  • Opportunity Crudes
  • Organic Compounds – Physical and Thermochemical Data
  • Organic Solvents
  • Oxygen 
  • Ozone 
  • Paraffin Hydrocarbons 
  • Particle Size Classification
  • Permeability 
  • Petrochemicals 
  • Petroleum Products – Heat Content 
  • Petroleum Products 
  • Phase Behavior
  • Polychlorobiphenyls 
  • Porosity 
  • Prefixes 
  • Pressure Conversion 
  • Principal Component Analysis 
  • Process System
  • Product Blending 
  • Production Engineering Units
  • Productivity Index 
  • Proppants 
  • PVT Properties 
  • Rate of Reaction 
  • Reactor Types 
  • Recovery Methods 
  • Refinery Feedstocks – Corrosive Constituents 
  • Refinery Gas 
  • Refinery Types 
  • Refinery Units – Materials of Construction and Operating Conditions
  • Refractive Index and Specific Refraction
  • Relative Density 
  • Relative Permeability 
  • Relative Volatility 
  • Reserves – Estimation
  • Reserves 
  • Reservoir Crude Oil 
  • Reservoir – Drive Mechanisms 
  • Reservoir Pressure 
  • Reservoir – Types and Classification 
  • Reservoir 
  • Resid Upgrading Technologies 
  • Resource Estimation 
  • Retrograde Condensate Systems 
  • Retrograde Condensation 
  • Reynolds Number 
  • Rock Types 
  • SARA Analysis 
  • Saturated Steam 
  • Saturation 
  • Sediments, Reservoirs, and Deposits 
  • Separators – Gas-Oil Separation 
  • Shale Gas Formation 
  • Shale Gas Reservoirs – Variation in Shale Properties
  • Shale Gas – Variations in Composition 
  • Shale Oil (Kerogen-Derived Oil) – Variation in Properties 
  • Shale Plays – Properties
  • SI – International System of Units 
  • Solubility Parameter 
  • Solvents 
  • Specific Gravity 
  • Specific Heat
  • Stress-Corrosion Cracking 
  • Sulfur Dioxide 
  • Sulfur Material Balance 
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Surface Tension
  • Sweetening Processes
  • Synthesis Gas
  • Tar Sand
  • Test Methods 
  • Contents xvii
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal Cracking Processes 
  • Tight Formations 
  • Unit Process 
  • Vapor Density 
  • Vapor Pressure 
  • Viscosity 
  • Viscosity Index 
  • Viscosity of Petroleum Fractions
  • Viscosity-Gravity Constant 
  • Volume Flow Rate 
  • Volumetric Evaluation 
  • Volumetric Factors 
  • Water – Boiling Point Variation with Pressure 
  • Water –Common Impurities 
  • Water – Density and Viscosity in Relation to Temperature
  • Water Saturation 
  • Watson Characterization Factor 
  • Weights and Measures – Density 
  • Weights and Measures – Fuels
  • Weights and Measures - General
  • Well Casing 
  • Wellbore Stability Analysis
  • Wettability 
  • Wobbe Index 
  • Working Gas 
  • Bibliography and Information Sources

Preface to Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers


As worldwide crude oil and natural gas exploration, production, and refining activities increase, there is a continued need for petroleum engineers and natural gas engineers to be aware of the various aspects of the technologies and processes involved within their function to support crude oil and natural gas operations.

A competent understanding of technology and various processes that drive the production and refining of crude oil and natural gas is essential. Another reason for the book is based on observations of young professionals and graduate students as they prepare to enter the fields of natural gas and crude oil development.

While many organizations may offer various versions of software to solve engineering problems, many young engineers and students need to hone their fundamental abilities to tackle problems without using a computer.

This book, in addition to addressing a variety of engineering issues related to crude oil and natural gas, also provides explanations and equations relating to fundamental chemical, chemical engineering, and petroleum engineering problems.

Thus, the book is a compilation of definitions, descriptions, tables, chemical equations, and formulas of use to petroleum engineers.

To this end, the book has been compiled using a variety of information sources that also reflect the major changes that have occurred in the crude oil and natural gas industries over the past 10 to 15 years.

Thus the book offers information relevant to the various sectors of the crude oil and natural gas industries and takes advantage of recent publications related to crude oil and natural gas operations. The contents are arranged alphabetically to provide ready access through an all-inclusive index to recover the desired information.

It is the purpose of this book to provide a ready-at-hand reference book for the office, laboratory or field that the engineer can consult to help him or her in this task.

The book will be a valuable asset for petroleum engineers, experts, and practicing professionals working in the crude oil and natural gas industries.

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