Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology

  • Chang Samuel Hsu (許強)
  • Paul R. Robinson

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SPRINGERHAND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-28
  2. Paul R. Robinson, Chang Samuel Hsu
    Pages 1-83
  3. Paul R. Robinson
    Pages 85-147
  4. Petroleum Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu
      Pages 151-172
    3. Manhoi Hur, Sunghwan Kim, Chang Samuel Hsu
      Pages 173-198
    4. Oliver C. Mullins, Andrew E. Pomerantz, A. Ballard Andrews, Rudraksha Dutta Majumdar, Paul Hazendonk, Yosadara Ruiz-Morales et al.
      Pages 221-250
    5. Go Fujisawa, Oliver C. Mullins
      Pages 251-271
    6. John M. Shaw, Marco A. Satyro, Harvey W. Yarranton
      Pages 273-318
  5. Exploration and Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-320
    2. Hendratta N. Ali
      Pages 321-357
    3. Clifford C. Walters
      Pages 359-379
    4. Kenneth E. Peters, Oliver Schenk, Allegra Hosford Scheirer, Björn Wygrala, Thomas Hantschel
      Pages 381-417
    5. Graham Ganssle
      Pages 419-431
    6. Donald G. Hill
      Pages 433-500
    7. Shengnan Chen
      Pages 501-516
    8. Ekaterina V. Maksimova, Cortis K. Cooper
      Pages 517-530
  6. Refining Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-532
    2. Chang Samuel Hsu, Paul R. Robinson
      Pages 533-550

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive but concise reference resource for the vast field of petroleum technology. Built on the successful book "Practical Advances in Petroleum Processing" published in 2006, it has been extensively revised and expanded to include upstream technologies. The book is divided into four parts: The first part on petroleum characterization offers an in-depth review of the chemical composition and physical properties of petroleum, which determine the possible uses and the quality of the products. The second part provides a brief overview of petroleum geology and upstream practices. The third part exhaustively discusses established and emerging refining technologies from a practical perspective, while the final part describes the production of various refining products, including fuels and lubricants, as well as petrochemicals, such as olefins and polymers. It also covers process automation and real-time refinery-wide process optimization. Two key chapters provide an integrated view of petroleum technology, including environmental and safety issues.
Written by international experts from academia, industry and research institutions, including integrated oil companies, catalyst suppliers, licensors, and consultants, it is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students as well as practitioners and professionals.


Bitumen Fossil Hydrocarbons Refining Crude Oil Petroleum Processing Gas Processing Oil Refinery Reference Synthetic Crude Oil Upstream Processing Lubricants Downstream Processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Chang Samuel Hsu (許強)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Paul R. Robinson
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Chemical and Biomedical EngineeringFlorida A&M University/Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.China University of Petroleum - Beijing College of Chemical EngineeringChangpingChina
  3. 3.Petro Bio Consulting LLCTallahasseeUSA
  4. 4.Katy Institute for Sustainable EnergyKatyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49347-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49345-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49347-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
  • About this book
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