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Petroleum Science and Technology

  • Chang Samuel Hsu
  • Paul R. Robinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Petroleum—Properties, Composition and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 3-18
    3. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 19-37
    4. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 39-56
    5. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 57-64
  3. Exploration and Production of Petroleum—Upstream Science and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 67-82
    3. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 83-95
    4. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 97-125
  4. Petroleum Refining - Processes and Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 129-157
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      Pages 159-187
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    8. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 287-300
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      Pages 301-342
  5. Petrochemicals, Midstream, Safety and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 345-383
    3. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 385-394
    4. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 395-480
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 481-489

About this book

Introduction

Aimed at students and professionals, this book covers every major aspect of petroleum: the origin of fossil hydrocarbons and their chemical/physical properties; discovering hydrocarbon reserves; recovering oil, gas, and bitumen; purifying gas; the chemical and physical characterization of crude oil; refining crudes into fuels and lubricants; and converting simple chemicals into solvents, polymers, fibers, rubbers, coatings, and myriad other products, including pharmaceuticals. Readers will learn how the industry operates, from "upstream" exploration and production, "midstream" transportation to "downstream" refining, and manufacturing of finished products. The book also contains unique chapters on midstream operations, learnings from major accidents, and safety/environmental laws and regulations. It builds on the authors' previous books and teaching material from a highly rated course that is taught at the Florida A&M University/Florida State University (USA).

Keywords

Exploration for crude oil discovery Petroleum refining Production for crude oil recovery Desalting of crude oil Distillation of crude oil Hydrotreating of crude oil Petroleum products Cracking of petroleum Coking of petroleum Visbreaking of petroleum

Authors and affiliations

  • Chang Samuel Hsu
    • 1
  • Paul R. Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomedical EnFlorida A&M University / Florida State Department of Chemical and Biomedical EnTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Katy Institute for Sustainable Energy KATYUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Materials & Steel
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering