Best Reference Books – Hydrocarbon Exploration

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Hydrocarbon Exploration subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Hydrocarbon Exploration" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: 55 (Developments in Petroleum Science)” by Frank Jahn and Mark Cook

“Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: 55 (Developments in Petroleum Science)” Book Review: This book is for professionals in the hydrocarbon industry. It contains basic technical and commercial methods of the oil and gas business. The book also discusses the concepts and techniques used in this field. It provides detailed demonstrations. The book consists of techniques used for managing risk within the business. It also discusses the commercial environment in which oil and gas field development takes place.

2. “Seismic Data Interpretation and Evaluation for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: A Practitioner’s Guide” by Niranjan C Nanda

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“Seismic Data Interpretation and Evaluation for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: A Practitioner’s Guide” Book Review: This book is valuable for students and young professionals connected with oil companies. It also helps geoscientists and engineers who are new in this field. It gives information on seismic data interpretation and evaluation. It covers topics from seismic wave propagation and rock-fluid parameters to seismic modeling and inversions. It explains the need to understand geological consequences. It contains examples which helps to learn about interpretation of seismic data. It also provides practical techniques for data evaluation.

3. “Inverse and Risk Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration” by I Lerche

“Inverse and Risk Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration” Book Review: This book explains how procedures and methods of basin analysis have boosted its usefulness in hydrocarbon exploration.

4. “Hydrocarbon Exploration to Exploitation West of Shetlands (Geological Society of London Special Publications)” by S J C Cannon and D Ellis

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“Hydrocarbon Exploration to Exploitation West of Shetlands (Geological Society of London Special Publications)” Book Review: This book discusses the challenges faced by explorers and developers in the petroleum industry. It consists of the successes and failures in exploration West of Shetland. As the sub-volcanic exploration risks are high this book provides application of latest technologies. It consists of a phased approach to development as larger fields might have a combination of complexities.

5. “Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production (Geological Society of London Special Publications)” by R A Scott and H R Smyth

“Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production (Geological Society of London Special Publications)” Book Review: This book focuses on the origin, composition, transportation and deposition of detritus. It discusses the links between basinal sedimentation, and hinterland tectonics and unroofing. This book helps in many stages of hydrocarbon exploitation. The book also identifies regional-scale crustal affinities and sediment dispersal patterns during the earliest stages of exploration. Also, provides correlation between producing reservoirs and understanding the impact of mineralogy on reservoir diagenesis. This book also explains the variety of techniques available, using examples and applications from sediment provenance research. The book consists of applications of provenance information in hydrocarbon reservoir sandstones. It also discusses provenance, diagenesis, reservoir quality, development of techniques and data handling.

6. “Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration” by Ian Lerche and John A MacKay

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“Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration” Book Review: This book explains the uncertainties associated with exploration risk from beginning to end. Microcomputer algorithms present in this book describe how to quantitatively approach economic risk. It also discusses the assumptions and models of economic risk. It contains various examples with hands-on calculations using popular spread-sheet packages on personal computers.

7. “Seismic Exploration of Hydrocarbons in Heterogeneous Reservoirs: New Theories, Methods and Applications” by Jing Ba and José M Carcione

“Seismic Exploration of Hydrocarbons in Heterogeneous Reservoirs: New Theories, Methods and Applications” Book Review: This book is for engineers, researchers, and students interested in seismic exploration of the heterogeneous reservoirs. This book is based on the latest research in wave propagation theory, unconventional hydrocarbon resources and experimental study. It also provides information on multi-component seismic processing and imaging. The book also describes rock physics modeling and quantitative seismic interpretation in heterogeneous reservoirs. It discusses the direct detection of hydrocarbons based on seismic wave data in heterogeneous oil/gas reservoirs. It contains various technical processes for industrial applications.

8. “Seismic Data Analysis Techniques in Hydrocarbon Exploration” by Enwenode Onajite

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“Seismic Data Analysis Techniques in Hydrocarbon Exploration” Book Review: This book is valuable for geoscientists and geophysicists. This book is a great help in gathering seismic data analysis. This book explains concepts and skills for acquiring seismic data in the oil industry. It provides step by step techniques necessary to extract the sections that trap hydrocarbons. It increases the ability to interpret seismic data and use that data for basin evaluation, structural modeling of a fault, reservoir characterization, etc. It includes various examples which help in understanding the concepts and techniques.

9. “Hydrocarbon: Exploration and Production” by Allegra Smith

“Hydrocarbon: Exploration and Production” Book Review: This book is used as a reference by researchers, students and experts in the oil and gas industry. This book discusses the origin of hydrocarbons and the process for hydrocarbon exploration. It also explains the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and their impact on the environment.

10. “Monte Carlo Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration” by Kristine Hermanrud

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“Monte Carlo Methods in Hydrocarbon Exploration” Book Review: This book explains the Monte Carlo method applied to the controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) method for the purpose of characterising the uncertainty in 1D inversion results. The book discusses the development process of the code and the code itself. Also, results obtained from data acquired from synthetic 1D reference models and the Troll West Oil province are provided.

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