Deep Shale Oil And Gas by James G. Speight

Deep Shale Oil And Gas

byJames G. Speight

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Natural gas and crude oil production from hydrocarbon rich deep shale formations is one of the most quickly expanding trends in domestic oil and gas exploration. Vast new natural gas and oil resources are being discovered every year across North America and one of those new resources comes from the development of deep shale formations, typically located many thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth in tight, low permeability formations.Deep Shale Oil and Gasprovides an introduction to shale gas resources as well as offer a basic understanding of the geomechanical properties of shale, the need for hydraulic fracturing, and an indication of shale gas processing. The book also examines the issues regarding the nature of shale gas development, the potential environmental impacts, and the ability of the current regulatory structure to deal with these issues.Deep Shale Oil and Gasdelivers a useful reference that today's petroleum and natural gas engineer can use to make informed decisions about meeting and managing the challenges they may face in the development of these resources.



  • Clarifies all the basic information needed to quickly understand today's deeper shale oil and gas industry, horizontal drilling, fracture fluids chemicals needed, and completions
  • Addresses critical coverage on water treatment in shale, and important and evolving technology
  • Practical handbook with real-world case shale plays discussed, especially the up-and-coming deeper areas of shale development

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James G. Speight is a senior fuel consultant as well as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah, USA. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the characterization, properties, and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels and as a chemist with more than 35 years of experience in th...
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Title:Deep Shale Oil And GasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:492 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128030976

ISBN - 13:9780128030974

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Table of Contents

1. Gas and Oil in Tight Formations 2. Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids 3. Gas and Oil Resources in Tight Formations 4. Development and Production 5. Hydraulic Fracturing 6. Fluids Management 7. Properties Processing of Gas From Tight Formations 8. Properties and Processing of Crude Oil From Tight Formations 9. Environmental Impact