This comprehensive dictionary aims to help oil, gas, and petrochemical engineering professionals, academic staff members, and science and engineering students gain a clearer understanding of the definitions and descriptions of the processes and equipment that they use every single day as well as to grasp the concepts related to the field.
When communication problems arise in the industry, the results can prove costly. This is where this dictionary can help eliminate frustration, reduce cost, cut downtime, and prevent equipment failure. It explains scientific and engineering terms in every area of the oil and gas industry, specifically for those with no technical background, and deals principally with three areas.
Engineers, students, academic staff, vendors, contract employees, and consultants can now quickly refer to key technical terms and definitions in this handy new volume. Providing a common ground for more effective communication, this dictionary is an essential reference for anyone working in the oil, gas, and petrochemical engineering industry, and it is a useful reference for students as well
The entries are arranged alphabetically and range from a few descriptive words to lengthy descriptions of a page or more, covering key terms used in daily communication and research and industrial activities. The definitions have been written in nontechnical jargon and demonstrate the core principles and concepts
Many terms found in this dictionary have standard definitions and can be found across a wide array of sources. The purpose of this work is to offer these definitions in a single, easily accessible format. We have carefully compiled terms from various sources, including Stream LNG, Schlumberger, US Energy Information Administration, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, British Petroleum, BHP Billiton, Santos, Woodside Petroleum, Todd Energy, Origin Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Apache Corporation, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Continental Resources, Devon Energy, ExxonMobil, Greka Energy, Hess Corporation, HKN, Inc. Koch Industries, Linn Energy, Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Occidental Petroleum, Plains Exploration & Production, SandRidge Energy, Shell Oil Company, Vaalco Energy, Venoco, XTO Energy, Seasol, Gas Strategies, InfoBiotech resources, George E. King Engineering, BG Group, Cairn Energy, Centrica/ Perenco, Premier Oil, Salamander Energy, Stone Enterprises, Tullow Oil, Eni, Bayerngas, DNO International, Det Norske Oljeselskap, InterOil, Noreco, Norse Energy, Rocksource, Statoil, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Encana, Husky Energy, Imperial Oil, Laricina Energy, Nalcor Energy, Nexen, Pacific Rubiales Energy, Penn West Exploration, PetroKazakhstan, Suncor Energy, Syncrude, Talisman Energy, ShaMaran Petroleum Corp, PetroChina, Inpex, JAPEX, Nippon Oil, Petronas, Kuwait Oil Co, and IranOilGas Network. Last but not least, we would like to thank the editorial team at CRC Press, Allison Shatkin, and Kathryn Everett for their editorial assistance, advice, and support during the production of this book.