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

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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

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics
Author: Kathleen J. Hancock,Juliann Emmons Allison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 0190861363
ISBN 13: 9780190861360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics Book Review:

"In many ways, everything we once knew about energy resources and technologies has been impacted by: the longstanding scientific consensus on climate change and related support for renewable energy; the affordability of extraction of unconventional fuels; increasing demand for energy resources by middle- and low-income nations; new regional and global stakeholders; fossil fuel discoveries and emerging renewable technologies; awareness of (trans)local politics; and rising interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the need for energy justice. Research on these and related topics now appears frequently in social science academic journals-in broad-based journals, such as International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and Review of International Political Economy, as well as those focused specifically on energy (e.g., Energy Research & Social Science and Energy Policy), the environment (Global Environmental Politics), natural resources (Resources Policy), and extractive industries (Extractive Industries and Society). The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics synthesizes and aggregates this substantively diverse literature to provide insights into, and a foundation for teaching and research on, critical energy issues primarily in the areas of international relations and comparative politics. Its primary goals are to further develop the energy politics scholarship and community, and generate sophisticated new work that will benefit a variety of scholars working on energy issues"--

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

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.

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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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.

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03758242W
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Renewed Focus on European Energy Security

Renewed Focus on European Energy Security
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on European Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D038045778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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 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 Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance

The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance
Author: Thijs Van de Graaf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN 10: 1137320737
ISBN 13: 9781137320735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance Book Review:

From climate change over shale gas to the race for the Arctic, energy makes headlines in international politics almost daily. Thijs Van de Graaf argues that energy is in dire need of global governance. He traces the history of international energy cooperation from the notorious 'Seven Sisters' oil-companies cartel to the recent creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He analyses how international institutions have been created for securing oil rents, coordinating consumer-countries' energy security policies, promoting producer-consumer dialogue, managing regional gas markets, and dealing with energy-related environmental externalities. Drawing on the emerging regime complexity literature, he constructs a novel analytical framework to explain the fragmented architecture of global energy governance, and studies prospects for institutional reform at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the G8/G20.

Shale Gas

Shale Gas
Author: Anurodh Mohan Dayal,Devleena Mani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 0128095350
ISBN 13: 9780128095355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shale Gas Book Review:

Shale Gas: Exploration and Environmental and Economic Impacts explores the shale gas exploration and production activities that are increasing globally, also presenting a basic understanding on the geological, geochemical, and geophysical aspects. The book is a key reference that is useful for researchers, the oil and gas industry, and policymakers in gas producing and prospective countries. Users will find chapters on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas drilling, as well as the environmental and economic impacts of these activities. Further chapters include case studies on the shale gas revolution in the United States and other producing countries around the world. Provides wide-ranging coverage of both the environmental and economic impacts of shale gas exploration Includes case studies that describe the prolific and potential shale gas systems from both producing and prospective countries Appeals to both those in academia and those in the unconventional gas exploration industry

The Real Cost of Fracking

The Real Cost of Fracking
Author: Michelle Bamberger,Robert Oswald
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 0807081418
ISBN 13: 9780807081419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Cost of Fracking Book Review:

Across the country, fracking -- the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing -- is being touted as the nation's answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politicians push through drilling legislation without a serious public-health debate, and those who speak out are marginalized, their silence purchased by gas companies and their warnings about the dangers of fracking stifled. The Real Cost of Fracking pulls back the curtain on how this toxic process endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, combine their expertise to show how contamination at drilling sites translates into ill health and heartbreak for families and their animals. By giving voice to the people at ground zero of the fracking debate, the authors illustrate the consequences of fracking and issue an urgent warning to all of us: fracking poses a dire threat to the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even our food supply. Bamberger and Oswald reveal the harrowing experiences of small farmers who have lost their animals, their livelihoods, and their peace of mind, and of rural families whose property values have plummeted as their towns have been invaded by drillers. At the same time, these stories give us hope, as people band together to help one another and courageously fight to reclaim their communities. The debate over fracking speaks to a core dilemma of contemporary life: we require energy to live with modern conveniences, but what degree of environmental degradation, health risks, and threats to our food supply are we willing to accept to obtain that energy?

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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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.

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?

Energy and Security

Energy and Security
Author: Jan H. Kalicki,David L. Goldwyn
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 1421414058
ISBN 13: 9781421414058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Security Book Review:

The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security. Energy and Security gathers today's topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to assess how the United States can integrate its energy and national security interests. This edition offers fresh analysis and insight into • Fundamental shifts in the global energy balance • The revolution in shale gas and oil • New energy frontiers, from ultra deepwater to the Arctic • The rising agenda of safety concerns across the energy complex • Energy poverty • Infrastructure for modernizing power grids • Climate security in the current political and economic environment The contributors offer a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how they affect national security and regional politics around the globe.

The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition

The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition
Author: Robert J. Johnston,Reed Blakemore,Randy Bell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781619770850
ISBN 13: 1619770857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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