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Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout

by Bob Cavnar

Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. Cavnar uses...


by Don Bongaards

Hello -- my name is Don Bongaards and I am a retired engineer. This book is a sequel to my first book entitled A Sense of Urgency which described how the United States could free itself from its dependence upon...

Buckley-Leverett Application

by Paul Tijink

This book gives a detailed description of the concept of fractional flow, the Buckley-Leverett theory, the mathematical equations and extensions of the theory to practical application areas within subsurface...

Hydrocarbon Chemistry

by George A. Olah, Árpád Molnár & G. K. Surya Prakash

This book provides an unparalleled contemporary assessment of hydrocarbon chemistry – presenting basic concepts, current research, and future applications.

•    Comprehensive and updated review and discussion...

Subterranean Estates

by Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason & Michael Watts

“Oil is a fairy tale, and, like every fairy tale, is a bit of a lie.”—Ryzard Kapuscinski, Shah of Shahs

The scale and reach of the global oil and gas industry, valued at several trillions of dollars, is...

Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats

by Steffen Hertog

In Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough treatment of the political economy of Saudi Arabia to date, Steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how the elite rivalries and whims of half a century...


by Albert Lidgett

Although numerous volumes have been written upon petroleum, and some very educational works on this important subject are to be found in technological literature, it is strange that prior to the appearance of...

Oil Spill Remediation

by Ponisseril Somasundaran, Partha Patra, Raymond S. Farinato & Kyriakos Papadopoulos

This book provides a comprehensive overview of oil spill remediation from the perspectives of policy makers, scientists, and engineers, generally focusing on colloid chemistry phenomena and solutions involved...