Petroleum Refining and Oil Well Drilling: Problems, Processes and Industry Prospects


Kenneth F. Olson (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC031030

Uncertainties in the social, economic, and natural environment are changing workplace behaviors and are setting new demands, especially laws that govern business and society in general. Chapter One discusses this trend in relation to the oil and gas industry. Chapter Two provides a review on the mechanisms and interactions leading to loss of cement integrity, and presents approaches that have tested successfully under the reservoir condition to enhance the resistance of cements when it is exposed to supercritical CO2. Chapter Three deals with the pollution of surface and groundwater by oil products, i.e., prevention of their spreading, integrated approach to modeling of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in an oil refinery, impact assessment of effluent discharge on receiving water and removal of selected oil substances by ozonation and O3/UV processes. Chapter Four gives an overview of the emerging technologies for biomass conversion, hydrocarbon chemistry and sugar and sugar-derivative chemistry. Herein, bio-crude production and characterization; model catalytic cracking, the hydrocracking of ketal-compounds and new results concerning the fluidized catalytic cracking of model ketal-compounds are also described. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Operation Risk Assessment in the Oil and Gas Industry: Dynamic Tools to Treat Human and Organizational Factors
Salvador Ávila Filho and Euclides Santos Bittencourt (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Cement Degradations in CO2 Geosequestration Sites: Mechanisms, Interactions and Possible Solutions
Khizar Abid, Raoof Gholami, Henry Elochukwu and Chua Han Bing (Department of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Miri, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. The Prevention, Removal and Assessment of Oil Substances on Aquatic Environments
Ján Derco, Milan Králik, Jozef Dudáš, Ivana Pijáková Balážová and Katarína Šimovièová (Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and others)

Chapter 4. The Present and Future of Bio-Based Economy in a Standard Refinery
Joana Pinto, Leandro Soter de Mariz e Miranda and Marcelo Maciel Pereira (Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


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