Best Reference Books – Elements of Petroleum Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Elements of Petroleum Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Elements of Petroleum Engineering along with reviews.

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1. “Elements of Petroleum Refinery Engineering” by OP Gupta

“Elements of Petroleum Refinery Engineering” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students, AIME/ IICHE students can also use this book. M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers teaching this course can also use this book as reference. This book basically explains the fundamentals of chemicals and methods to refine fossil fuels. This book consists of 9 chapters. It starts with explaining the composition and classification of petroleum crude oil. Later it explains oil refineries, thermal and catalytic cracking. Polymerisation and isomerisation processes are explained next. Purification of petroleum and other properties are explained at the end. This book contains several images and case studies from the recent past.

2. “Elements of Petroleum Geology (Chemical Engineering Series)” by Nakul Parashar
3. “Elements of Petroleum Subsurface Engineering” by Harold James Vance

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“Elements of Petroleum Subsurface Engineering” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students, AIME/ IICHE students can also use this book. M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers teaching this course can also use this book as reference. This book basically explains the fundamentals of chemicals and methods to refine fossil fuels. This book starts with explaining the properties of petroleum and other chemicals. It later explains radioactivity along with proper numericals. It also explains about the quality products of petroleum at the subsurface while refining. It also explains storage and maintenance methods. At the end, it attaches various other references for further usage.

4. “Elements of Petroleum Processing” by D S J Jones

“Elements of Petroleum Processing” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers teaching this course can also use this book as reference. This book starts by explaining crude oil and main principles while refining it. It later deals with thermal and catalytic cracking and gas recovery. It explains the complex structure and composition of crude oil in diagrammatic form. It also gives examples of calculation techniques taken from real industrial situations. It also explains other complex thermodynamic principles. It attaches various examples, MCQs and numericals for students to test their understanding. Internet references are attached at the end for further study.

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5. “Elements of Petroleum Geology” by Richard C Selley and Stephen A Sonnenberg Dr

“Elements of Petroleum Geology” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers teaching this course can also use this book as reference. This book explains the physical and chemical properties of petroleum. It also gives notes on reviewing methods of petroleum exploration and production. Methods like drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging are explained. More importance is given to subsurface geological mapping. Hydrodynamics of connate fluids, reservoir rocks and trapping mechanisms are discussed later. It also explains formation of tar sands and oil shales. It ends with explaining prospect risk analysis, reserve estimation and other economic topics.

6. “Finite Element Modeling in Petroleum Road Tankers Using MATLAB(R)” by Emagbetere Eyere and Oluwole Oluleke

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“Finite Element Modeling in Petroleum Road Tankers Using MATLAB(R)” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. It starts with explaining the finite element method in the presentation of in-plane displacements. In this book, MATLAB plotting capability and computational tools were used. The tools were used to generate geometrical mesh models. This book explains how the various MATLAB models are suitable for finite element analysis. Elliptical and circular section tankers were explained later briefly. Codes used in the modeling of the tankers are presented in this book. MATLAB codes are also explained in this book. It consists of various other exercises to get familiar with 3-D geometry modeling.

7. “Khanna’s Objective Questions in Petroleum Engineering” by Vikas Mahto

“Khanna’s Objective Questions in Petroleum Engineering” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers can also use this book for questioning students. Students preparing for GATE in chemistry can use this book. It contains numerous important questions with answers which have been methodically prepared. Questions based on several chapters such as petroleum exploration and oil and gas well drilling technology are included at the beginning. Reservoir engineering based questions are explained at the end. It later gives questions on petroleum production operation and offshore drilling and production practices. Unconventional hydrocarbon based questions are also included. All the questions in this book are solved.

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8. “Geology of Petroleum” by Leverson

“Geology of Petroleum” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. Teachers teaching this course can also use this book as reference. This book explains the physical and chemical properties of petroleum. This book contains 17 chapters. It starts with explaining the occurrence of petroleum along with its basic introduction. Reservoir rock and pore space are also explained later. More emphasis is given on reservoir traps-general and structural, stratigraphic and fluid, combination and salt domes. Migration and accumulation of petroleum, subsurface geology and the petroleum province explained at the end. This book includes various case studies from the recent past. It attaches glossary and references too.

9. “HPCL Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Operations Technician Chemical Engineering” by GKP
10. “Petroleum Engineering: Principles and Practice” by J S Archer and C G Wall
“Petroleum Engineering: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book has been designed for engineering students pursuing chemical engineering or aeronautical engineering. Diploma students and M.Tech students under petroleum refining also can use this book. This book gives a brief overview of petroleum engineering, mainly as practised in the offshore environments of Europe.The book is divided into 5 main sections. It starts with explaining reservoirs and oil drilling which includes various subsections discussing many other methods. Properties of reservoir fluids and rocks are explained next. Methods like drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging are explained at the end of the book.

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