Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

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By (author) Martin S. Raymond, By (author) William L. Leffler

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  • Publisher: Pennwell Books
  • Format: Hardback | 221 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 234mm x 20mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • ISBN 10: 1593700520
  • ISBN 13: 9781593700522
  • Sales rank: 161,869

Product description

Written by Martin S. Raymond and William L. Leffler, this nontechnical treatment is a great introduction to oil and gas production for anyone from beginning petroleum engineering and geology students to accountants, salespersons, and other professionals interested in the industry. Co-authored by Martin Raymond, a veteran production manager, and by William Leffler, one of the top petroleum nontechnical writers, it is an easy-to-read reference for those who deal with petroleum industry personnel and production issues in their jobs, but need a quick overview of the technical and business issues. Complete with helpful charts and diagrams, this book covers everything from production equipment and processes to theory, business operations, and strategies.It is a comprehensive review of the entire petroleum production function. It explains the origins of oil & gas and reservoir dynamics. It deciphers the mysteries of production ownership and land rights. It identifies the types of production companies and staff positions, and how they interact.

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Author information

Martin S. Raymond, a veteran of more than 40 years in exploration and production, was senior vice-president - E&P for J.M. Huber Corporation. During his career he also held engineering, administrative, and management positions with Shell Oil and Forest Oil. He earned a BA degree from Princeton in geology and a masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, Raymond consults in the area of operating process management for E & P companies. William L. Leffler received his BS from M.I.T. and master's and doctorate degrees in business administration from New York University.

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I don't doubt that in those specialized companies and support groups there are many, many people who want to and ought to know more about the processes of producing oil and gas . . . . This book by Leffler and Raymond is a broad leap across the gap between the mysteries of production operations and the need for better understanding by those who help make it happen.--John F. Bookout, President & CEO (retired)

Table of contents

How Did We Get Here? The History of Production; The Container: The Reservoir; What's in the Container? The Prize; Yours, Mine, or Theirs? Ownership; Getting There: Drilling; What Have We Found? Logging, Testing and Completing; Behavior: Hydrocarbon Activity in the Reservoir; Here It Comes: Production; Making It Marketable: Field Processing; Fixing Things: Remedial Operations and Workovers; Who's Involved? The Players; What Should We Do? Strategy.