Shale Oil and Gas Handbook: Theory, Technologies, and Challenges provides users with information on how shale oil and gas exploration has revolutionized today's energy industry. As activity has boomed and job growth continues to increase, training in this area for new and experienced engineers is essential. This book provides comprehensive information on both the engineering design and research aspects of this emerging industry. Covering the full spectrum of basic definitions, characteristics, drilling techniques, and processing and extraction technologies, the book is a great starting point to educate oil and gas personnel on today's shale industry. Critical topics covered include characterization of shale gas, theory and methods, typical costs and obstacles for exploration and drilling, R&D and technology development in shale production, EOR methods in shale oil reservoirs, and the current status and impending challenges for shale oil and gas, including the inevitable future prospects relating to worldwide development. * Reveals all the basic information needed to quickly understand today's shale oil and gas industry, including advantages and disadvantages, equipment and costs, flow diagrams, and processing stages* Evenly distributes coverage between oil and gas into two parts, as well as upstream and downstream content* Provides a practical handbook with real-world case studies and problem examples, including formulas and calculations
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Sohrab is currently a Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Chemical Engineering specializing in shale oil and gas, process systems, enhanced oil recovery, and transport phenomena in porous media. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, where he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering. He earned his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran, ranking 1st in his class. He received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Petroleum University of Technology in Iran. Dr. Zendehboudi has taught multiple petroleum engineering courses and has employed with multiple oil and gas institutions such as the National Petrochemical Company in Tehran, Shiraz Petrochemical Company, and the Petroleum University of Technology. Dr. Shorab has written for multiple prestigious journals including Elsevier's Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Alireza Bahadori, Ph.D., is a research staff member in the School of Environment, Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia. He received his Ph.D. from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.During the past twenty years, Dr. Bahadori has held various process and petroleum engineering positions and was involved in many large-scale projects at National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC), Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), and Clough AMEC PTY LTD. He is the author of 250 articles and 12 books. His books have been published by multiple major publishers, including Elsevier. Dr. Bahadori is the recipient of the highly competitive and prestigious Australian Government's Endeavor International Postgraduate Research Award as part of his research in oil and gas area. He also received a Top-Up Award from the State Government of Western Australia through Western Australia Energy Research Alliance (WA:ERA) in 2009. Dr. Bahadori serves as a member of the editorial board and reviewer for a large number of journals. He was honored by Elsevier to be an outstanding author of the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering in 2009.
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