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A Play for Oil

The Stories Behind the Discovery and Development of Oil and Gas

Authors: Daley, Timothy

  • Presents an interesting and accessible read about petroleum geology
  • Explains the technical aspects of exploration/production of hydrocarbons
  • Helps understand and improve on media reporting and politics of oil business
  • Considers how the oil business is viewed in different parts of the world
  • Includes environmental observations and context of why 'fracking' has captured public attention
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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67985-3
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Hardcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67984-6
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About this book

You hold in your hands the most original guide to understanding the oil and gas world – from exploration and production to the related economics and geopolitics. Tim Daley has spent years travelling the world and living as an expatriate in a quest to secure resources and meet humanity’s energy demands. After several decades in the hydrocarbon business, he was keen to write a book about his experiences in an easily accessible language, enabling everyone to grasp the technicalities involved in evaluating the resources that lie beneath our feet.

If you want to learn how hydrocarbons are discovered and produced, Tim’s explanations have the added colour of vivid descriptions of the sites discussed and allow you to meet some of the most important characters in the industry, and to gain new insights into this global industry. In addition, the depictions of key events and locations add an element of national politics and travelogue feel.

This book is intended for all members of the general public interested in how hydrocarbon resources are discovered, providing a concise account of how oil geologists view the subsurface, and illustrated by the author’s personal experiences in countries around the world. The book will also be of interest to ex-oil industry workers, allow geologists to compare the author’s experiences to their own, and provide non-geologists essential insights into how the oil is won. Written in an informal style, it makes for a relaxing yet informative reading experience.

About the authors

The author Tim Daley has worked for more than 30 years in the oil business as a seismic interpreter employed in the quest for hydrocarbons resources around the world. After graduating with geology and geophysics degrees from Oxford and Durham, he has integrated seismic and bore hole information to understand oil plays where it is critical to imagine the story of how the rocks work, out of sight and under our feet, combining to create the conditions to trap hydrocarbons.

Extensive travel has included expatriate assignments in the USA, Indonesia, Pakistan, Venezuela and Tunisia and employment has ranged from multinational corporations down to small independents and across the whole industry cycle, from unexplored frontiers to mature producing fields. The time period has spanned several global oil price shocks which are the back drop to in-country political events.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67985-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67984-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Play for Oil
Book Subtitle
The Stories Behind the Discovery and Development of Oil and Gas
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67985-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67985-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67984-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 231
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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