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Heavy Oil Production Processes

by James G Speight

As conventional-oil resources are depleted worldwide, vast heavy oil reserves available in various parts of the world become increasingly important as a secure future energy source. Brief but readable, Heavy...


Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

by Charles Seife

With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion...


Natural Gas Hydrates in Flow Assurance

by E Dendy Sloan, Carolyn Ann Koh & Amadeu Sum

With millions of kilometres of onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines in service around the world, pipelines are the life's blood of the world. Notorious for disrupting natural gas production or transmission,...


Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems

by Ken Dragoon

Wind powered generation is the fastest growing energy source in the United States due to a combination of economic incentives, public preference for renewable energy as expressed in government policies, competitive...


Enhanced Oil Recovery: Field Planning and Development Strategies

by Vladimir Alvarado & Eduardo Manrique

Enhanced-Oil Recovery (EOR) evaluations focused on asset acquisition or rejuvenation involve a combination of complex decisions, using different data sources. EOR projects have been traditionally associated...


Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

by Berend Smit, Jeffrey A Reimer & Curtis M Oldenburg

The aim of the book is to provide an understanding of the current science underpinning Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and to provide students and interested researchers with sufficient background on...


Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

by Paul Kohlenbach & Uli Jakob

Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted...


Re-Volt! Our Impending Energy Revolution

by Jeremy Gorman

"Energy, the stuff that makes things happen, is everywhere. It comes in many forms. We ignore most of it, and abuse the rest. Two critical types require your attention: your internal energy, the stuff that gets...


Game Changers: Energy on the Move

by George Pratt Shultz & Robert C. Armstrong

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests. Game Changers presents five research and development...


The Future of Energy

by Brian F. Towler

Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting...


Renewable Energy System Design

by Ziyad Salameh

The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing...


Materials for Biofuels

by Arthur J Ragauskas

This invaluable book provides a broad and detailed introduction to the fascinating and hot research subject of transformation of biomass-related materials to biofuels. Biofuel production can be categorized into...


Energy Studies

by W Shepherd & D W Shepherd

How is the future world energy demand to be met? The rates of use of the fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — are increasing all over the world. The remaining stocks are finite and are not renewable....


High Acid Crudes

by James G. Speight

High Acid Crudes quickly gets the refinery manager and all other relative personnel up to date on this particular type of feedstock by providing an overview and relevant details of the identification of high...


Measurement While Drilling (MWD) Signal Analysis, Optimization and Design

by Wilson C. Chin, Yinao Su & Limin Sheng

Trade magazines and review articles describe MWD in casual terms, e.g., positive versus negative pulsers, continuous wave systems, drilling channel noise and attenuation, in very simple terms absent of technical...


Electromagnetic Well Logging: Models for MWD / LWD Interpretation and Tool Design

by Wilson C. Chin

Almost all publications on borehole electromagnetics deal with idealizations that are not acceptable physically, and unfortunately, even these models are company proprietary.  On the other hand, “exact models”...


Formation Testing: Pressure Transient and Contamination Analysis

by Wilson C. Chin, Yanmin Zhou & Yongren Feng

Traditional well logging methods, such as  resistivity, acoustic, nuclear and NMR, provide indirect information related to fluid and formation properties.  The “formation tester,” offered in wireline and...


Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Environmental Protection and Safety in the Wake of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

by Way Kuo

The Fukushima nuclear incident made people ponder and question nuclear safety again, resulting in decisions by certain countries to phase out nuclear power completely. Is this the right decision? Are there better...


Hydro-Power: The Use of Water as an Alternative Source of Energy

Kinetic Energy Storage: Theory and Practice of Advanced Flywheel Systems