The Fossil Fuel Revolution

The Fossil Fuel Revolution
Author: Daniel J. Soeder,Scyller J. Borglum
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 0128153989
ISBN 13: 9780128153987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Book Review:

The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the remarkable new energy resources being obtained from shale gas and tight oil through a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, opening up substantial new energy reserves for the 21st Century. The book includes the history of shale gas development, the technology used to economically recover hydrocarbons, and descriptions of the ten primary shale gas resources of the United States. International shale resources, environmental concerns, and policy issues are also addressed. This book is intended as a reference on shale gas and tight oil for industry members, undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and geoscientists. Provides a cross-cutting view of shale gas and tight oil in the context of geology, petroleum engineering, and the practical aspects of production Includes a comprehensive description of productive and prospective shales in one book, allowing readers to compare and contrast production from different shale plays Addresses environmental and policy issues and compares alternative energy resources in terms of economics and sustainability Features an extensive resource list of peer-reviewed references, websites, and journals provided at the end of each chapter

Fracking and the Environment

Fracking and the Environment
Author: Daniel J. Soeder
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030591212
ISBN 13: 9783030591212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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America s Energy Future

America s Energy Future
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 0309149096
ISBN 13: 9780309149099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Energy Future Book Review:

For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.

1976 Energy Fact Book

1976 Energy Fact Book
Author: Tetra Tech, Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89034053017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commodities at a Glance

Commodities at a Glance
Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 9213632665
ISBN 13: 9789213632666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commodities at a Glance Book Review:

The Commodities at a Glance series aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. This edition is specifically dedicated to the shale gas problem.

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
Author: Mark D. Zoback,Arjun H. Kohli
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1107087074
ISBN 13: 9781107087071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of the key geologic, geomechanical and engineering principles that govern the development of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Covering hydrocarbon-bearing formations, horizontal drilling, reservoir seismology and environmental impacts, this is an invaluable resource for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers.

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success
Author: Mark Jaccard
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN 10: 1108479375
ISBN 13: 9781108479370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success Book Review:

Shows readers how we can all help solve the climate crisis by focusing on a few key, achievable actions.

Unconventional Petroleum Geology

Unconventional Petroleum Geology
Author: Caineng Zou
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 012397786X
ISBN 13: 9780123977861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Petroleum Geology Book Review:

Unconventional Petroleum Geology is the first book of its kind to collectively identify, catalog, and assess the exploration and recovery potential of the Earth's unconventional hydrocarbons. Advances in hydrocarbon technology and petroleum development systems have recently made the exploration of unconventional hydrocarbons—such as shale gas, tight sandstone oil and gas, heavy oil, tar sand, and coalbed methane—the hottest trend in the petroleum industry. Detailed case studies act as real-world application templates, making the book's concepts immediately practical and useful by exploration geologists. The logical and intuitive three-part approach of systematically identifying an unconventional hydrocarbon, cataloguing its accumulation features, and assessing its exploration and recovery potential can be immediately implemented in the field—anywhere in the world. Provides a detailed assessment of the exploration and recovery potential of the full range of unconventional hydrocarbons More than 300 illustrations—many in full color—capture the detailed intricacies and associated technological advances in unconventional hydrocarbon exploration More than 20 case studies and examples from around the world conclude each chapter and aid in the application of key exploration and recovery techniques

The Power Surge

The Power Surge
Author: Michael Levi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0199390029
ISBN 13: 9780199390021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power Surge Book Review:

Looks at the clash between gas/oil proponents and supports of alternative energies and offers a plan for the future that combines the best of both worlds.

Snake Oil

Snake Oil
Author: Richard Heinberg
Publsiher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN 10: 1905570724
ISBN 13: 9781905570720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snake Oil Book Review:

The rapid spread of ‘fracking’ (hydraulic fracturing) has temporarily boosted natural gas and oil production, particularly in the USA, but it has also sparked a massive environmental backlash in local communities. The fossil fuel industry is promoting fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with seductive promises of energy independence and benefits to local economies. Snake Oil casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the discussion over energy security. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

The Boom

The Boom
Author: Russell Gold
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1451692285
ISBN 13: 9781451692280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boom Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents an unstinting exploration of today's controversial fracking technologies to consider the arguments of its supporters and detractors, profiling key contributors while explaining how the practice is changing the way energy is used.

The Fracking Debate

The Fracking Debate
Author: Daniel Raimi
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN 10: 0231545711
ISBN 13: 9780231545716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fracking Debate Book Review:

Over roughly the past decade, oil and gas production in the United States has surged dramatically—thanks largely to technological advances such as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking.” This rapid increase has generated widespread debate, with proponents touting economic and energy-security benefits and opponents highlighting the environmental and social risks of increased oil and gas production. Despite the heated debate, neither side has a monopoly on the facts. In this book, Daniel Raimi gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, clearly and thoroughly explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution. The Fracking Debate directly addresses the most common questions and concerns associated with fracking: What is fracking? Does fracking pollute the water supply? Will fracking make the United States energy independent? Does fracking cause earthquakes? How is fracking regulated? Is fracking good for the economy? Coupling a deep understanding of the scholarly research with lessons from his travels to every major U.S. oil- and gas-producing region, Raimi highlights stories of the people and communities affected by the shale revolution, for better and for worse. The Fracking Debate provides the evidence and context that have so frequently been missing from the national discussion of the future of oil and gas production, offering readers the tools to make sense of this critical issue.

The Green and the Black

The Green and the Black
Author: Gary Sernovitz
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1466892579
ISBN 13: 9781466892576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Green and the Black Book Review:

Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?" Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate - in short, everyone. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking? To do so, we must start by understanding fracking and the shale revolution in their totality. The Green and the Black bridges the gap in America's energy education. With an insider's firsthand knowledge and unprecedented clarity, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the stories of the shale revolution's essential characters, and addresses all the central controversies. To capture the economic, political, and environmental prizes, we need to adopt a balanced, informed perspective. We need to take the green with the black. Where we go from there is up to us.

The Community Resilience Reader

The Community Resilience Reader
Author: Daniel Lerch
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1610918606
ISBN 13: 9781610918602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Community Resilience Reader Book Review:

National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working on the ground to present a new vision for creating resilience. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how it requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that it starts and ends with the people living in a community. From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for community leaders, college students, and concerned citizens.

Energy Research at DOE

Energy Research at DOE
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on Benefits of DOE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-12-12
ISBN 10: 0309074487
ISBN 13: 9780309074483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Research at DOE Book Review:

In legislation appropriating funds for DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2000 energy R&D budget, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee directed an evaluation of the benefits that have accrued to the nation from the R&D conducted since 1978 in DOE's energy efficiency and fossil energy programs. In response to the congressional charge, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Benefits of DOE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy. From its inception, DOE's energy R&D program has been the subject of many outside evaluations. The present evaluation asks whether the benefits of the program have justified the considerable expenditure of public funds since DOE's formation in 1977, and, unlike earlier evaluations, it takes a comprehensive look at the actual outcomes of DOE's research over two decades.

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources
Author: Usman Ahmed,D. Nathan Meehan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1498759416
ISBN 13: 9781498759410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Book Review:

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry spending. This growth has prompted professionals experienced in conventional oil and gas exploitation and development to acquire practical knowledge of the unconventional realm. Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in the exploitation and development of unconventional resources. With an emphasis on shale, this book: Addresses all aspects of the exploitation and development process, from data mining and accounting to drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and environmental issues Offers in-depth coverage of sub-surface measurements (geological, geophysical, petrophysical, geochemical, and geomechanical) and their interpretation Discusses the use of microseismic, fiber optic, and tracer reservoir monitoring technologies and JewelSuiteTM reservoir modeling software Presents the viewpoints of internationally respected experts and researchers from leading exploration and production (E&P) companies and academic institutions Explores future trends in reservoir technologies for unconventional resources development Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development aids geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, geomechanic specialists, and drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and reservoir engineers in the environmentally safe exploitation and development of unconventional resources like shale.

Aquifers

Aquifers
Author: Muhammad Salik Javaid,Shaukat Ali Khan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN 10: 1789234905
ISBN 13: 9781789234909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquifers Book Review:

The rock matrix and the fluids contained therein define the aquifer as a whole, the custodian of continuity of life on this planet Earth. Its sustainable development, equitable utilization, quality maintenance, and balanced discharge and recharge are the essential elements to ensure that the next generation receives the resource baton passed on by the current generation. Spanning across the political and regional frontiers, transboundary aquifers have the potential to provide a uniting platform to the participatory nations. The common good of water can be enhanced by synergized research, data and knowledge sharing, joint development ventures, and hazard mitigation. Covering the multifarious facets of aquifers, this book will form an essential and interesting reading for all stakeholders?researchers, engineers, academia, intelligentsia, and the common consumer.

Subterranean Estates

Subterranean Estates
Author: Hannah Appel,Arthur Mason,Michael Watts
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-06-24
ISBN 10: 0801455391
ISBN 13: 9780801455391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subterranean Estates Book Review:

"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 almost impossible to grasp. Despite its vast technical expertise and scientific sophistication, the industry betrays a startling degree of inexactitude and empirical disagreement about foundational questions of quantity, output, and price. As an industry typified by concentrated economic and political power, its operations are obscured by secrecy and security. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that the social sciences typically approach oil as a metonym—of modernity, money, geopolitics, violence, corruption, curse, ur-commodity—rather than considering the daily life of the industry itself and of the hydrocarbons around which it is built. Subterranean Estates gathers an interdisciplinary group of scholars and experts to instead provide a critical topography of the hydrocarbon industry, understood not solely as an assemblage of corporate forms but rather as an expansive and porous network of laborers and technologies, representation and expertise, and the ways of life oil and gas produce at points of extraction, production, marketing, consumption, and combustion. By accounting for oil as empirical and experiential, the contributors begin to demystify a commodity too often given almost demiurgic power. Subterranean Estates shifts critical attention away from an exclusive focus on global oil firms toward often overlooked aspects of the industry, including insurance, finance, law, and the role of consultants and community organizations. Based on ethnographic research from around the world (Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Oman, the United States, Ecuador, Chad, the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Canada, Iran, and Russia), and featuring a photoessay on the lived experiences of those who inhabit a universe populated by oil rigs, pipelines, and gas flares, this innovative volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of this multidimensional world.

OPEC Bulletin

OPEC Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C098787179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Energy of Nations

The Energy of Nations
Author: Jeremy Leggett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1134578717
ISBN 13: 9781134578719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Energy of Nations Book Review:

Systemic global risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow's economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow’s world. Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood - a journey through the human mind, the institutionalization of denial, and the reasons civilizations fail. It is also an account of tantalizing hope, because mobilizing renewables and redeploying energy funding can soften the crash of modern capitalism and set us on a road to renaissance.