Effective measurement of the composition and properties of petroleum is essential for its exploration, production, and refining; however, new technologies and methodologies are not adequately documented in much of the current literature. Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications explores advances in the analytical methods and instrumentation that allow more accurate determination of the components, classes of compounds, properties, and features of petroleum and its fractions.
Recognized experts explore a host of topics, including:
A petroleum molecular composition continuity model as a context for other analytical measurementsA modern modular sampling system for use in the lab or the process area to collect and control samples for subsequent analysisThe importance of oil-in-water measurements and monitoringThe chemical and physical properties of heavy oils, their fractions, and products from their upgradingAnalytical measurements using gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applicationsAsphaltene and heavy ends analysisChemometrics and modeling approaches for understanding petroleum composition and properties to improve upstream, midstream, and downstream operations
Due to the renaissance of gas and oil production in North America, interest has grown in analytical methods for a wide range of applications. The understanding provided in this text is designed to help chemists, geologists, and chemical and petroleum engineers make more accurate estimates of the crude value to specific refinery configurations, providing insight into optimum development and extraction schemes.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"Chapters 5, 7, and 8 describe the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for the analysis of crude oil and the heavy end fractions. These chapters are excellent and show how much NMR has advanced and is now of wide application including downhole monitoring."
-Edward R. Adlard, Burton, South Wirral, UK, from Chromatographia (2015) 78:1421-1422
"Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications is an excellent book covering more than exploration and production. This work is as valuable to the earth scientist and petroleum engineer as it is to the geochemist and analytical chemist. It provides measurement tools to develop a basic understanding of critical characterization issues. The book is a valuable addition to the analytical literature of the petroleum industry."
-Dr. Al Verstuyft, Al Verstuyft Consulting LLC, Napa, California
"Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications is an exceptional addition to the body of literature for petroleum exploration and production, discussing sampling systems, oil-in-water measurement, characterization of heavy oil fractions, asphaltenes, as well as application of NMR, gas chromatography and chemometrics. It provides value to both the novice seeking an introduction to some of the challenges faced by the field, as well as the experienced practitioner looking for recent advances and deeper insights. This book is an essential addition to any earth scientist or production engineer's library."
-Dr. Rob Lorenz, Chevron ETC, Richmond, California
"Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications comes as a long-time desired guide to understand the complexity of petroleum chemical composition. The approach used by the editors is broad enough as to provide professionals throughout the oil industry value chain with a comprehensive vision of hydrocarbons chemistry. Furthermore, the academic style of the content makes it a valuable reference to be used in advance courses dealing with petroleum chemistry. In summary, this book is a must in the bookshelf of a scientist or engineer related to the petroleum industry."
-Dr. Adriano Parisi, Retired Professor, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela