Natural Gas and Petroleum: Production Strategies, Environmental Implications and Future Challenges


Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC031030

Today’s oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. New and highly improved methods to detect, explore, and exploit new resources of oil and gas are necessary to maintain the world’s energy needs toward sustainable economic development. This books aim is to offer the latest developments in several areas related to the above mentioned goals. As authors, it is our understanding and expectation, that interested readers will find plenty of useful, insightful, and reliable information for their energy-related tasks. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Insights from Laboratory Studies of Hydraulic Fracturing
(Carl H. Sondergeld, Chandra S. Rai, Yashwanth Chitrala and Akash Damani, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA)

Chapter 2. Intelligent Approaches in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
(Constantin Cranganu, Elena Bãutu, and Mihaela Breabãn, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Reservoir and Non-Reservoir Rocks from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma: A Petrophysical Outline
(Constantin Cranganu and Maria A. Villa, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Current Situation of Natural Gas and Petroleum
(L.C. Castañeda and C. Marín, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Mexico)

Chapter 5. An Overview on Crude Oil-in-Water Emulsions and their Application in the Heavy Oil Production and Transportation
(Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos, Laboratory of Miscible Displacement Methods, Center of Petroleum, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 6. BTEX: Toxic Effects and Possible Decontamination by Microbial Biodegradation
(Dânia Elisa Christofoletti Mazzeo and Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales, UNESP—Univ Estadual Paulista, Department of Biology, Institute of Biosciences, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Analysis of Cyclic Variability in a Natural Gas Spark Ignition Engine
(Asok K. Sen, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, and Department of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University, IN, USA)

Chapter 8. Pore Pressure Prediction Using Velocity-Based Methods
(Hamidreza Soleymani and Seyedmohsen Seyedali, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College, NY, USA, and others)


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