Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia

Author: Jay H. Lehr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 912

View: 361

A comprehensive depository of all information relating to the scientific and technological aspects of Shale Gas and Alternative Energy Conveniently arranged by energy type including Shale Gas, Wind, Geothermal, Solar, and Hydropower Perfect first-stop reference for any scientist, engineer, or student looking for practical and applied energy information Emphasizes practical applications of existing technologies, from design and maintenance, to operating and troubleshooting of energy systems and equipment Features concise yet complete entries, making it easy for users to find the required information quickly, without the need to search through long articles

Fossil Energy

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Author: Ripudaman Malhotra

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 634

View: 328

The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.

Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources

Techniques for Reservoir Engineering Analysis

Author: Reza Barati

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 930

A comprehensive textbook presenting techniques for the analysis and characterization of shale plays Significant reserves of hydrocarbons cannot be extracted using conventional methods. Improvements in techniques such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have increased access to unconventional hydrocarbon resources, ushering in the “shale boom” and disrupting the energy sector. Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources: Techniques for Reservoir Engineering Analysis covers the geochemistry, petrophysics, geomechanics, and economics of unconventional shale oil plays. The text uses a step-by-step approach to demonstrate industry-standard workflows for calculating resource volume and optimizing the extraction process. Volume highlights include: Methods for rock and fluid characterization of unconventional shale plays A workflow for analyzing wells with stimulated reservoir volume regions An unconventional approach to understanding of fluid flow through porous media A comprehensive summary of discoveries of massive shale resources worldwide Data from Eagle Ford, Woodford, Wolfcamp, and The Bakken shale plays Examples, homework assignments, projects, and access to supplementary online resources Hands-on teaching materials for use in petroleum engineering software applications The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

2010 International Petroleum Encyclopedia

Author: Joseph Hilyard

Publisher: Pennwell Books


Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 703

For more than 40 years, the International Petroleum Encyclopedia (IPE) has been the preferred research tool for hundreds of energy industry leaders for annual planning, reports, prospecting, projects, marketing efforts, and more. The 2010 IPE continues this tradition of providing decision-makers with vital information by compiling worldwide petroleum and energy industry data into one volume. Inside the 2010 International Petroleum Encyclopedia, you will find colorful atlas maps, extensive country reports, comprehensive statistics and surveys, factual chronologies, and insightful, exclusive articles that highlight the year's major events and their implications for the future. The 2010 IPE includes new sections on Kenya, Uruguay, Paraguay, the Bahamas, Mongolia, and Timor Leste. In addition, it provides up-to-date information on: * China's aggressive global search for oil and gas resources * Brazil's new plans for development of its presalt oil resources * The opening of several major oil fields in Iraq to development by outside companies * Progress on proposals to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline * Development of global oil shale resources * Gas shale development in Canada * The importance of production from marginal oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico * The status of major pipeline projects in Canada * The outlook for wider use of carbon dioxide for EOR in the United States * Australia's LNG industry, including use of coalbed methane to produce LNG/ * Technology options for capture of carbon dioxide from fossil-fueled power plants * The outcome and implications of the UN Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. You'll find all that inside the 2010 IPE, plus a thought-provoking guest essay by Lane E. Sloan, discussing the challenges facing America's twenty-first century oil and gas workforce.

Liberating Energy from Carbon: Introduction to Decarbonization

Author: Nazim Muradov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 433

View: 103

Liberating Energy from Carbon analyzes energy options in a carbon-constrained world. Major strategies and pathways to decarbonizing the carbon-intensive economy are laid out with a special emphasis on the prospects of achieving low-risk atmospheric CO2 levels. The opportunities and challenges in developing and bringing to market novel low and zero-carbon technologies are highlighted from technical, economic and environmental viewpoints. This book takes a unique approach by treating carbon in a holistic manner—tracking its complete transformation chain from fossil fuel sources to the unique properties of the CO2 molecule, to carbon capture and storage and finally, to CO2 industrial utilization and its conversion to value-added products and fuels. This concise but comprehensive sourcebook guides readers through recent scientific and technological developments as well as commercial projects that aim for the decarbonization of the fossil fuel-based economy and CO2 utilization that will play an increasingly important role in the near- and mid-term future. This book is intended for researchers, engineers, and students working and studying in practically all areas of energy technology and alternative energy sources and fuels.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Author: John Zumerchik

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: Power resources

Page: 488

View: 555

Covers the broad field of energy in over 250 illustrated articles written by academics and experts in the field. Includes biographies of people who made significant contributions to the science and technology of energy.

Encyclopedia of Energy Technology and the Environm, 4 Volume Set

Author: Attilio Bisio

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Science

Page: 810

View: 603

This award-winning, four-volume set examines the impact of energy production technologies on the environment. In 235 articles, the A-to-Z work covers such topics as acid rain, air pollution, aircraft fuel, building systems coal combustion, computer applications for energy efficient systems, risk assessment, solar heating, waste management planning, water power, and more. This first in the Wiley Encyclopedia Series in Environmental Science, this valuable resource features extensive illustration, photographs, tables, and a list of environmental and conversion organizations.

Chemical Energy from Natural and Synthetic Gas

Author: Yatish T. Shah

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 509

Commercial development of energy from renewables and nuclear is critical to long-term industry and environmental goals. However, it will take time for them to economically compete with existing fossil fuel energy resources and their infrastructures. Gas fuels play an important role during and beyond this transition away from fossil fuel dominance to a balanced approach to fossil, nuclear, and renewable energies. Chemical Energy from Natural and Synthetic Gas illustrates this point by examining the many roles of natural and synthetic gas in the energy and fuel industry, addressing it as both a "transition" and "end game" fuel. The book describes various types of gaseous fuels and how are they are recovered, purified, and converted to liquid fuels and electricity generation and used for other static and mobile applications. It emphasizes methane, syngas, and hydrogen as fuels, although other volatile hydrocarbons are considered. It also covers storage and transportation infrastructure for natural gas and hydrogen and methods and processes for cleaning and reforming synthetic gas. The book also deals applications, such as the use of natural gas in power production in power plants, engines, turbines, and vehicle needs. Presents a unified and collective look at gas in the energy and fuel industry, addressing it as both a "transition" and "end game" fuel. Emphasizes methane, syngas, and hydrogen as fuels. Covers gas storage and transport infrastructure. Discusses thermal gasification, gas reforming, processing, purification and upgrading. Describes biogas and bio-hydrogen production. Deals with the use of natural gas in power production in power plants, engines, turbines, and vehicle needs.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Energy

Author: Sybil P. Parker

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 856

View: 930

A completely updated edition of the reliable and authoritative reference provides expert evaluations of energy alternatives, perspectives, and technology of the '80s, from nuclear power to ocean thermal energy conservation