The Fossil Fuel Revolution  Shale Gas and Tight Oil Book

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Shale Gas and Tight Oil

  • Author : Daniel J. Soeder
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 0128153970

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Shale Gas and Tight Oil Excerpt :

The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the geologic life cycle of shale gas and tight oil. Although shale is considered by many people to be a simple, uniform and homogenous rock type, in reality it is variable and complex, thus making general characterizations of shale extremely difficult. This book will serve as a reference on shale gas and tight oil for industry members, undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and geoscientists. It includes case studies in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia to enhance understanding. Provides a cross-cutting view of shale gas and tight oil in the context of geology, petroleum engineering, and practical and economic industry aspects Includes a comprehensive list of shale case studies in a single source, thus allowing readers to compare and contrast production from different shale plays Features an extensive resource list of peer-reviewed references, websites, and journals provided at the end of each chapter

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Book

The Fossil Fuel Revolution

  • Author : Daniel J. Soeder
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128153987

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Excerpt :

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

Global Energy Book

Global Energy

  • Author : Paul Ekins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198719526

Global Energy Excerpt :

The major purpose of this book is to lay out the broad landscape of global energy issues and how they might develop in coming decades. While there are considerable uncertainties in respect of some of these issues, many of the defining characteristics of the landscape are clear, and the energy policies of all countries will need to be broadly consistent with these if they are to be feasible and achieve their objectives.

Fracking and the Environment Book

Fracking and the Environment

  • Author : Daniel J. Soeder
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030591212

Fracking and the Environment Excerpt :

This book provides a systematic scientific approach to the understanding of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a hydrocarbon extraction technology and its impact on the environment. The book addresses research from the past decade to assess how fracking can affect air, water, landscapes and ecosystems, and presents the subject in the context of the history of fracking and shale gas development in the United States, describing what is known and not known about environmental impacts, and the broader implications of fossil energy use, climate change, and technology development. In 9 chapters, the author lays out how and why hydraulic fracturing was developed, what driving forces existed at the beginning of the so-called "shale revolution", how success was achieved, and when and why public acceptance of the technology changed. The intended audience is scientific people who are concerned about fracking, but perhaps do not know all that much about it. It is also intended for lay people who would be interested in understanding the technical details of the process and what effects it might or might not be having on the environment. The book is written at a level that is both understandable and technically correct. A further goal is to give some useful insights even to experienced petroleum geologists and engineers who have been doing fracking for many years.

Energy Futures Book

Energy Futures

  • Author : D. J. Soeder
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Climate change mitigation
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031153815

Energy Futures Excerpt :

The objective of this book is to help readers better understand the links between fossil fuel, greenhouse gas, and climate change in a clear, explanatory format. It avoids sensationalism and politics, using plain language to explain the details of the science, how the science works, and how we know what we know. It describes the history of fossil fuels, why fossil fuel combustion products are a problem, and what must be done to address the impacts on climate. It provides details about a number of energy engineering solutions to replace fossil fuels and technology called geoengineering that can cool the planet and directly remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Some of these technologies can be implemented almost immediately, and others may be applied in the future. Many young people are pessimistic about the future and prepared to give up on addressing climate change. The book strives to maintain hope throughout that humanity can solve this and other environmental problems. The climate crisis was caused by human engineering, and human engineering can fix it. The goal is to produce informed readers that can have responsible discussions with their political leaders about implementing solutions to climate change.

Oil Shale and Tar Sands Book

Oil Shale and Tar Sands

  • Author : John Ward Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Oil sands
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822011997665

Oil Shale and Tar Sands Excerpt :

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy Book

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy

  • Author : Edwin Constable
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2022-06-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038977766

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy Excerpt :

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy is a collective volume which combines original contributions and review papers that address the question how the transition to clean and affordable energy can be governed. It will cover both general analyses of the governance of transition, including policy instruments, comparative studies of countries or policies, and papers setting out scientifically sound visions of a clean and just energy system. In particular, the following aspects are foregrounded: • Governing the supply and demand side transformation • Geographical and cultural differences and their consequences for the governance of energy transitions • Sustainability and justice related to energy transitions (e.g., approaches for addressing energy poverty) Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy is part of MDPI's new Open Access book series Transitioning to Sustainability. With this series, MDPI pursues environmentally and socially relevant research which contributes to efforts toward a sustainable world. Transitioning to Sustainability aims to add to the conversation about regional and global sustainable development according to the 17 SDGs. The book series is intended to reach beyond disciplinary, even academic boundaries.

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash Book

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash

  • Author : Espen Moe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137298799

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash Excerpt :

Renewable energy is rising within an energy system dominated by powerful vested energy interests in fossil fuels, nuclear and electric utilities. Analyzing renewables in six very different countries, the author argues that it is the extent to which states have controlled these vested interests that determines the success or failure of renewables.

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus Book

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus

  • Author : Avner Vengosh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107061637

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus Excerpt :

An exploration of the energy-water nexus and how fossil fuels energy production affects the quality and quantity of water resources.

Energy and Society Book

Energy and Society

  • Author : Gavin Bridge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351019002

Energy and Society Excerpt :

Energy and Society is the first major text to provide an extensive critical treatment of energy issues informed by recent research on energy in the social sciences. Written in an engaging and accessible style it draws new thinking on uneven development, consumption, vulnerability and transition together to illustrate the social significance of energy systems in the global North and South. The book features case studies, examples, discussion questions, activities, recommended reading and more, to facilitate its use in teaching. Energy and Society deploys contemporary geographical concepts and approaches but is not narrowly disciplinary. Its critical perspective highlights connections between energy and significant socio-economic and political processes, such as globalisation, urban isation, international development and social justice, and connects important issues that are often treated in isolation, such as resource availability, energy security, energy access and low-carbon transition. Co-authored by leading researchers and based on current research and thinking in the social sciences, Energy and Society presents a distinctive geographical approach to contemporary energy issues. It is an essential resource for upperlevel undergraduates and Master’s students in geography, environmental studies, urban studies, energy studies and related fields.

Resources to Reserves 2013 Book

Resources to Reserves 2013

  • Author : International Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Organization for Economic
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03478993W

Resources to Reserves 2013 Excerpt :

The availability of oil and gas for future generations continues to provoke international debate. In 2005, the first edition of Resources to Reserves found that the known hydrocarbon resources were sufficient to sustain likely growth for the foreseeable future. Yet the book also predicted that developing oil and gas resources - and bringing them to market - would become more technically demanding. Resources to Reserves 2013 - a comprehensive update to the 2005 edition - confirms these earlier findings and investigates whether oil and gas resources can be produced at a reasonable cost and in a timely manner, while also protecting environmentally sensitive areas. Released amid a boom in shale gas and oil development in North America that is transforming the global energy landscape, the book surveys the cutting-edge technologies needed to find, produce and bring these reserves to the market, and it reviews the challenges on greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel production. With renewed interest in coal as a potential source of liquid and gaseous fuels, it also looks at technology advances for this fossil fuel.

Energy  Capitalism and World Order Book

Energy Capitalism and World Order

  • Author : Jesse Salah Ovadia
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137539151

Energy Capitalism and World Order Excerpt :

This original, timely and innovative collection is the first to offer critical IPE perspectives on the interconnections between energy, capitalism and the future of world order. The authors discuss the importance of energy for our understanding of the global political economy, climate change and key new developments like 'fracking'.

Petrochemistry Book


  • Author : Martin Bajus
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-04-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119647768

Petrochemistry Excerpt :

A comprehensive textbook on petrochemical conversion processes for petroleum and natural gas fractions as produced by refinery operations This innovative textbook provides essential links between the chemical sciences and chemical technology, between petrochemistry and hydrocarbon technology. The book brings alive key concepts forming the basis of chemical technology and presents a solid background for innovative process development. In all chapters, the processes described are accompanied by simplified flow schemes, encouraging students to think in terms of conceptual process designs. Petrochemistry: Petrochemical Processing, Hydrocarbon Technology and Green Engineering introduces students to a variety of topics related to the petrochemical industry, hydrocarbon processing, fossil fuel resources, as well as fuels and chemicals conversion. The first chapter covers the fundamentals and principals for designing several of the processes in the book, including discussions on thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, reactor calculations, and industrial catalysts. The following chapters address recent advances in hydrocarbon technology, energy technology, and sources of hydrocarbons. The book then goes on to discuss the petrochemical industry based on four basic pillars, all derived from petroleum and natural gas: Production of lower alkenes; other sources of lower alkenes; petrochemicals from C2-C3 alkenes Production of BTX aromatics; chemicals from BTX aromatics C1 technology Diversification of petrochemicals The growing importance of sustainable technology, process intensification and addressing greenhouse gas emissions is reflected throughout the book. Written for advanced students working in the areas of petrochemistry, hydrocarbon technology, natural gas, energy materials and technologies, alternative fuels, and recycling technologies the book is also a valuable reference for industrial practitioners in the oil and gas industry.

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century Book

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century

  • Author : Mikael Wigell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351172264

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century Excerpt :

Starting from the key concept of geo-economics, this book investigates the new power politics and argues that the changing structural features of the contemporary international system are recasting the strategic imperatives of foreign policy practice. States increasingly practice power politics by economic means. Whether it is about Iran’s nuclear programme or Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Western states prefer economic sanctions to military force. Most rising powers have also become cunning agents of economic statecraft. China, for instance, is using finance, investment and trade as means to gain strategic influence and embed its global rise. Yet the way states use economic power to pursue strategic aims remains an understudied topic in International Political Economy and International Relations. The contributions to this volume assess geo-economics as a form of power politics. They show how power and security are no longer simply coupled to the physical control of territory by military means, but also to commanding and manipulating the economic binds that are decisive in today’s globalised and highly interconnected world. Indeed, as the volume shows, the ability to wield economic power forms an essential means in the foreign policies of major powers. In so doing, the book challenges simplistic accounts of a return to traditional, military-driven geopolitics, while not succumbing to any unfounded idealism based on the supposedly stabilising effects of interdependence on international relations. As such, it advances our understanding of geo-economics as a strategic practice and as an innovative and timely analytical approach. This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, international political economy, foreign policy and International Relations in general.