Introduction To Enhanced Recovery Methods For Heavy Oil And Tar Sands by James G. SpeightIntroduction To Enhanced Recovery Methods For Heavy Oil And Tar Sands by James G. Speight

Introduction To Enhanced Recovery Methods For Heavy Oil And Tar Sands

byJames G. SpeightEditorJames G. Speight

Paperback | February 22, 2016

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Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, Second Edition, explores the importance of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and how it has grown in recent years thanks to the increased need to locate unconventional resources such as heavy oil and shale. Unfortunately, petroleum engineers and managers aren't always well-versed in the enhancement methods that are available when needed or the most economically viable solution to maximize their reservoir's productivity.

This revised new edition presents all the current methods of recovery available, including the pros and cons of each. Expanded and updated as a great preliminary text for the newcomer to the industry or subject matter, this must-have EOR guide teaches all the basics needed, including all thermal and non-thermal methods, along with discussions of viscosity, sampling, and the technologies surrounding offshore applications.



  • Enables users to quickly learn how to choose the most efficient recovery method for their reservoir while evaluating economic conditions
  • Presents the differences between each method of recovery with newly added real-world case studies from around the world
  • Helps readers stay competitive with the growing need of extracting unconventional resources with new content on how these complex reservoirs interact with injected reservoir fluids
Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal EnergySources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering ...
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Title:Introduction To Enhanced Recovery Methods For Heavy Oil And Tar SandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 2016Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128499060

ISBN - 13:9780128499061

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Exploration and General Methods for Oil Recovery

Ch 2: Origin and Occurrence

Ch 3: Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids

Ch 4: Properties

Ch 5: Non-thermal Methods of Recovery

Ch 6: Thermal Methods of Recovery

Ch 7: Upgrading Heavy Oil

Ch 8: The Future

Appendix A: Conversion Factors