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  • Shale Gas Reservoirs: A Comparative Approach.- Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Shale Gas Reservoirs: Past and Present.- Inherent Defying Features in Shale Gas Modelling.- Production Performance Analysis of Shale Gas Reservoirs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319707686 20180319
This book addresses the problems involved in the modelling and simulation of shale gas reservoirs, and details recent advances in the field. It discusses various modelling and simulation challenges, such as the complexity of fracture networks, adsorption phenomena, non-Darcy flow, and natural fracture networks, presenting the latest findings in these areas. It also discusses the difficulties of developing shale gas models, and compares analytical modelling and numerical simulations of shale gas reservoirs with those of conventional reservoirs. Offering a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in developing shale gas models and simulators in the upstream oil industry, it allows readers to gain a better understanding of these reservoirs and encourages more systematic research on efficient exploitation of shale gas plays. It is a valuable resource for researchers interested in the modelling of unconventional reservoirs and graduate students studying reservoir engineering. It is also of interest to practising reservoir and production engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319707686 20180319
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1 online resource.
Leverage Big Data analytics methodologies to add value to geophysical and petrophysical exploration data Enhance Oil & Gas Exploration with Data-Driven Geophysical and Petrophysical Models demonstrates a new approach to geophysics and petrophysics data analysis using the latest methods drawn from Big Data. Written by two geophysicists with a combined 30 years in the industry, this book shows you how to leverage continually maturing computational intelligence to gain deeper insight from specific exploration data. Case studies illustrate the value propositions of this alternative analytical workflow, and in-depth discussion addresses the many Big Data issues in geophysics and petrophysics. From data collection and context through real-world everyday applications, this book provides an essential resource for anyone involved in oil and gas exploration. Recent and continual advances in machine learning are driving a rapid increase in empirical modeling capabilities. This book shows you how these new tools and methodologies can enhance geophysical and petrophysical data analysis, increasing the value of your exploration data. Apply data-driven modeling concepts in a geophysical and petrophysical contextLearn how to get more information out of models and simulationsAdd value to everyday tasks with the appropriate Big Data applicationAdjust methodology to suit diverse geophysical and petrophysical contexts Data-driven modeling focuses on analyzing the total data within a system, with the goal of uncovering connections between input and output without definitive knowledge of the system's physical behavior. This multi-faceted approach pushes the boundaries of conventional modeling, and brings diverse fields of study together to apply new information and technology in new and more valuable ways. Enhance Oil & Gas Exploration with Data-Driven Geophysical and Petrophysical Models takes you beyond traditional deterministic interpretation to the future of exploration data analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119215103 20171030
Book
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Background.- Greenhouse Gases And Climate Change.- Carbon Management: Geomaterials And Geological Formations.- Clay Mineralogy.- Advanced Experimental Techniques In Geochemistry.- Experimental Studies: Molecular Interactions At Clay Interfaces.- Experimental Studies: Clay Swelling.- Classical MD Simulations Of Clay Systems.- Quantum Chemistry Of Clay Interlayer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319126609 20180205
This book is a systematic compilation of the most recent body of knowledge in the rapidly developing research area of greenhouse gas interaction with clay systems. Unexpected results of the most recent studies - such as unusually high sorption capacity and sorption hysteresis of swelling clays -stimulated theoretical activity in this fascinating field. Classical molecular dynamics (MD) explains swelling caused by intercalation of water molecules and to a certain degree of CO2 molecules in clay interlayer. However, unusual frequency shifts in the transient infrared fingerprints of the intercalated molecules and the following accelerated carbonation can be tackled only via quantum mechanical modeling. This book provides a streamlined (from simple to complex) guide to the most advanced research efforts in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319126609 20180205
Book
294 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, charts ; 22 cm
  • Préface / Hubert Védrine -- La malédiction des métaux rares -- Une définition des métaux rares -- Les métaux rares, vecteurs d'énergies nouvelles -- Une révolution technologique à l'origine d'une mutation énergétique -- Une accélération de la consommation des métaux rares -- Terres rares, marché noir et catastrophes écologiques -- Un monde plus vert tributaire de métaux sales -- De colossales répercussions sanitaires -- Une soif de rattrapage, au risque de l'anarchie -- Les métaux rares, un fléau devenu mondial -- La part d'ombre des technologies vertes et numériques -- Les green tech : un bilan écologique accablant -- La matérialité de l'invisible -- Les promesses déçues du recyclage -- Retour à l'envoyeur -- La pollution délocalisée -- Quand les Américains dominaient le marché des terres rares -- Montgolfières, aventure et terres rares: la saga de Rhône-Poulenc -- Un nouvel agencement du monde -- L'illusion d'une nouvelle ère d'abondance -- L'abandon des politiques publiques de souveraineté minérale -- L'Occident sous embargo -- Pékin, nouveau maître des métaux rares -- L'"arme des métaux" au service de la politique étrangère chinoise -- Des manoeuvres commerciales aux répercussions planétaires -- Voyage chez la reine du platine -- La recrudescence des nationalismes miniers -- Des métaux d'influence... et de crise -- Main basse sur les hautes technologies -- La bataille des super-aimants -- Chronique d'une désindustrialisation annoncée -- Voyage dans la "Silicon Valley des terres rares" -- L'Indonésie à nouveau "non alignée" -- Le jour où la Chine a devancé l'Occident -- Les recettes chinoises du "colbertisme high-tech" -- Des progrès technologiques stupéfiants -- L'Occident affaibli -- Quand deux visions du monde s'opposent -- La course aux missiles intelligents -- Shampoing, tondeuses pour chien et missiles de haute précision -- Magnequench dans le collimateur des "Princes rouges" -- Interférences chinoises dans les urnes américaines -- Déni d'accès en mer de Chine méridionale -- Quand les aimants chinois font tanguer le Pentagone -- Extension du domaine de la mine -- Vers une pénurie de métaux? -- La transition énergétique et numérique en danger -- La multiplication des fronts miniers -- La fin des derniers sanctuaires -- La France, un géant minier en sommeil -- Paris à la conquête des océans -- Le jour où le président Obama a fait sauter le verrou de l'espace.
"Transition énergétique, révolution numérique, mutation écologique... Politiques, médias, industriels nous promettent en choeur un nouveau monde enfin affranchi du pétrole, des pollutions, des pénuries et des tensions militaires. Cet ouvrage, fruit de six années d'enquête dans une douzaine de pays, nous montre qu'il n'en est rien ! En nous émancipant des énergies fossiles, nous sombrons en réalité dans une nouvelle dépendance : celle aux métaux rares. Graphite, cobalt, indium, platinoïdes, tungstène, terres rares... ces ressources sont devenues indispensables à notre nouvelle société écologique (voitures électriques, éoliennes, panneaux solaires) et numérique (elles se nichent dans nos smartphones, nos ordinateurs, tablettes et autre objets connectés de notre quotidien). Or les coûts environnementaux, économiques et géopolitiques de cette dépendance pourraient se révéler encore plus dramatiques que ceux qui nous lient au pétrole. Dès lors, c'est une contre-histoire de la transition énergétique que ce livre raconte le récit clandestin d'une odyssée technologique qui a tant promis, et les coulisses d'une quête généreuse, ambitieuse, qui a jusqu'à maintenant charrié des périls aussi colossaux que ceux qu'elle s'était donné pour mission de résoudre."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Ferromanganese Deposits 2. The Indian Ocean Nodule Field 3. Tectonics and Geomorphology 4. Basin Volcanics 5. Sediments 6. Ferromanganese Deposits - Characteristics 7. Ferromanganese Deposits - Genesis 8. Resource Assessment 9. Dimensions and Perspectives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128054741 20180213
The Indian Ocean Nodule Field: Geology and Resource Potential, Second Edition, provides a view of the most recent studies along with classical theories starting from the 1960s. New concepts, hypotheses and critical appreciation of the state-of-the-art knowledge on nodule formation and resource management are featured in this new edition. The economy of the Indian Ocean has vast potential and yet it is one of the least studied oceans. Garnering economic advantage out of mineral resources from deep oceans has been a long cherished dream for the mining community. The availability of 5-metal rich polymetallic (manganese) nodules in specific areas of the Indian Ocean has lured researchers to discover more about their processes of formation, growth, distribution and enrichment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128054741 20180213
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xxxi, 219 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Chapter 1: The Indian Ocean and its Associates 1.1 Uniqueness of Indian Ocean 1.2 The Indian Ocean and Sub-seas 1.3 Offshore Bed Rock Mineral Deposits 1.4 Sediment Pattern 1.5 Exclusive Economic Zone 1.6 Shallow Oceanic Mineral Deposits 1.7 Deep Oceanic Mineral Deposits References Chapter 2: Ores in the Deep Sea - Manganese Nodules 2.1 General 2.2 What are Mn - Nodules ? 2.3 Distribution of Manganese Nodules 2.4 Deep Sea Mineral Resources 2.5 Growth Pattern, Mineralogy and Geochemistry 2.6 Genesis of manganese nodules and manganese crusts 2.7 Mining Claims and Exploration 2.8 Indian Ocean Nodules References Chapter 3: Ores in the Deep-Sea - Cobalt and Platinum Rich Ferromanganese Crusts 3.1 The Cobalt Rich Crusts 3.2 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 3.3 Processes of Accretion and Formation 3.4 Crust Texture, Thickness, Rate of Growth and Substract Characteristics 3.5 Indian Ocean Occurrences References ã Chapter 4: Ores in the Deep - Seafloor Massive Sulfides (SMS) and Metalliferous Mud 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Nature, Distribution and Genesis of SMS Deposits and Metalliferous Mud 4.3 Seafloor Sulfides in the Indian Ocean 4.4 Volcanogenic Massive Sulfides (SMS) Deposits on the Mid-Indian Ocean Ridge 4.5 Hydrothermal Mineralization in the Andaman Sea 4.6 Industrial Interest in SMS 4.7 The Scientific Significance of SMS Research References Chapter 5: Shallow Oceanic and Coastal Mineral Deposits 5.1 General 5.2 Phospharite 5.3 Construction Material 5.4 Heavy Mineral Placers 5.5 Economic Consideration and Application of Rare Earths in High Technology 5.6. Factors Controlling Formation of Beach Placers 5.7 Exploration and Evaluation of Heavy Mineral Placer Deposits 5.8 Important Coastal Placer Deposits of India 5.9 Heavy Mineral Placer of East African Coast 5.10 Tin Placers of Southeast Asia 5.11 Resource Position References Chapter 6: Shallow Oceanic, Non-living Resource: Petroleum and Hydrocarbon 6.1 General 6.2 Potential Hydrocarbon Basins in the West Coast of India Arabian Sea 6.3 Hydrocarbon Potential Along Eastern Offshore in the Bay of Bengal 6.4 Hydrocarbon Potential in the Andaman Sea 6.5 Gas Hydrates Resources in the Bay of Bengal 6.6 Significance of the Andaman Sea 6.7 Hydrocarbon Potential in the East African Coast References Chapter 7: Living Resources - Fish and Fishery 7.1 Biomass for Fishery 7.2 Tuna Fishing in the Indian Ocean 7.3 Fish Catch Status 7.4 Tuna Fish in the Indian Ocean 7.5 Some Challenges of Fishing in the Indian Ocean 7.6 Fishing in the Southern Indian Ocean 7.7 Fishery in the Mangrooves of Indian Ocean 7.8 Fishing in the Indian EEZ 7.9 Fisheries Management and Best Practices in the Indian Ocean References Chapter 8: Energy and Fresh Water from the Ocean 8.1 Ocean Energyã and Types 8.2 The Monsoon Pattern and Thermal Structure 8.3 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) 8.4 Ocean Wave Energy 8.5. Tidal Energy 8.6 Sweet Water from the Sea - Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Applications for Drinking Water References Chapter 9: Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) 9.1 General 9.2 Development Perspective 9.3 Tasks and Applications 9.4 Developmental Trends in ROV and AUV Technology 9.5 Non-Hydrocarbon related ROV and AUV uses / Technology Transfer 9.6 Future Trends References Chapter 10: Seabed Mineral Exploration and Deep-Sea Mining Technology 10.1 General 10.2 Exploration Methods for Manganese Nodules 10.3 Exploration for Massive Sulfides on the Mid-Oceanic Ridges 10.4 Extent and Grade of SMS Deposits 10.5 Technology Needs for Exploration and Mining 10.6 Mineral Processing and Refining 10.7 Other Factors References Chapter 11: Ocean Environment and Pollution 11.1 Environmental Issues 11.2 Environment and Tectonics, and Eustatic Sea Level Changes 11.3 Environmental Effects Due to Mining 11.4 Potential Environment Impact related to Phosphorite Mining 11.5 Wastes in the Deep Sea 11.6 Indian Ocean and Climate Change References Chapter 12: The Future Options - The Growing Ocean Economy 12.1 General 12.2 Exclusive Economic Zone in the Indian Ocean 12.3 Implications of EEZ in the Indian Ocean 12.4 Economics of Deep Sea Mining 12.5 Estimates of Demand 12.6 Future Demand and Ocean Economy of Deep Sea Mining 12.7 Research Ships and Ship Building in India 12.8 Techno-Business Opportunity in the Indian Ocean References References - Future Reading Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095342 20180319
The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG) pattern, leading to an appropriate environmental management. Therefore, this book aims to provide an overview of the area and to highlight the potential market opportunities represented by this vast and rapidly developing nation. In doing so the following aspects have been covered: Exclusive title focussing on mineral resources of Indian ocean. Discusses living, nonliving, ocean waves and tidal energy, ocean environment and protection aspects. Includes information on key themes, details of organizations associated with the Indian Ocean. Illustrates deep sea mining technology and environmental perspectives. Covers hydrocarbons-sub sea oil and gas, minerals from placer deposits to deep sea nodules, sea floor massive sulphides and cobalt rich encrustations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095342 20180319
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1: The Search for Ore Deposits and Chances of Success.- Chapter 2: Composition of the Earth and Mineral Resources.- Chapter 3: The Search for Ore Deposits and Chances of Success.- Chapter 4: Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration.- Chapter 5: Survey in Exploration.- Chapter 6: The Statistical Treatment of Exploration Data and Compute Application.- Chapter 7: Interpretation and Exploration Data.- Chapter 8: How to Arrive at Decision to Open a Mine.- Chapter 9: How to Arrive at Decision to Expand Operative Mines.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811056031 20171127
The book introduces essential concept of mineral exploration, mine evaluation and resource assessment of the discovered mineral deposit to students, beginners and professionals. The book is divided into nine chapters which will help the readers to incorporate the concepts of search for mineral deposits and understand the chances of success. The book discusses the fundamental details like composition of earth and mineral resources, formation of rock and mineral deposits, and the attempt to search for ore deposits to advance applications of remote sensing in mineral exploration. It also covers the details on how to conduct system of survey, evaluation, and how to arrive at a decision to open and carryout further exploration in the operating mine. The book shall be of great interest to geologists and mining community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811056031 20171127
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xiii, 653 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction.- Definition and classification of mineral resources.- Mineral resources and the man.- Recycling of mineral resources.- Distribution of minerals resources in the earth.- Metal and mineral markets.- Mineral resources consumption: Hubbert model.- International standards in mining (NI 43-101, SAMREC, PERC, JORC, CRIRSCO...).- Types of Mineral Resources and Geology.- Mineral Resources related to igneous rocks (intrusive and extrusive).- Mineral Resources related to metamorphic rocks.- Mineral Resources related to sedimentary rocks (clastic and chemical).- Exploration of Mineral Resources.- Mineral projects and time.- Stages in prospect exploration: target generation, reconnaissance exploration, and detailed exploration.- Methods of exploration: geological mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography, geophysical methods (magnetic, electric, electromagnetic, radiometric, gravity and seismic surveys-- airbone prospecting-- borehole geophysical logging), geochemical methods (primary and secondary haloes-- types of sampling-- interpretation of a geochemical data base -univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses-)-- drilling methods (reverse circulation drilling and diamond core drilling).- Mineral deposits models in exploration: descriptive, statistical, and genetic models.- Evaluation of Mineral Resources.- Sampling definition, types and density of sampling, and sample amount-- analytical errors: fortuitous and systematic.- Mean grade definition and calculation: weighting and statistical methods - Sichel's estimator.- Evaluation methods: classical methods (polygonal, triangulation, sections, inverse distance, search window) and geostatistical methods (regionalized variables, semivariogram models, kriging, and cross validation-- indicator kriging).- Economic evaluation of mining projects: definition and calculation of NPV, IRR, and PP. Estimation of risk: sensibility analysis and Montecarlo method.- Mineral Resources Evaluation Software.- Exploitation of Mineral Resources.- Surface mining and methods (open pit, hydraulicking, placer, dredging, solution, etc.).- Underground mining and methods (unsupported, supported, and caving).- Basic production cycle and units operations (drill, blast, load, and haul).- Mineral Resources Exploitation Software.- Mineral Processing.- Crushing equipments: jaw crushers, cone crushers, impact mills.- Grinding equipments (rod mills, ball mills, autogenous and semiautogenous mills, hammer mills) and sizing equipments (vibrating screens, etc.).- Ore separation processes: gravity concentration, froth flotation, magnetic separation, etc.- Concentrate dewatering equipments: thickeners, drum filters, disk filters, and pressure filters.- Tailings dam: objectives, construction methods (upstream, downstream, and centerline), and water control and management.- Environmental Impacts of Mining.- Impact of mining on the atmosphere (dusts, gases, high intensity noises, pollution, vibrations, ...).- Impact of mining on the biosphere (Acid mine drainage, alteration of phreatic levels, other contamination, changes in soil profile, ...).- Lost of biodiversity.- Geophysical hazards (i.e. subsidence, landslides, induced seismicity, ...).- Reclamation-- sustainable development and mine Rehabilitation.- Environmental impact assessment (EIA).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319587585 20180319
This comprehensive textbook covers all major topics related to the utilization of mineral resources for human activities. It begins with general concepts like definitions of mineral resources, mineral resources and humans, recycling mineral resources, distribution of minerals resources across Earth, and international standards in mining, among others. Then it turns to a classification of mineral resources, covering the main types from a geological standpoint. The exploration of mineral resources is also treated, including geophysical methods of exploration, borehole geophysical logging, geochemical methods, drilling methods, and mineral deposit models in exploration. Further, the book addresses the evaluation of mineral resources, from sampling techniques to the economic evaluation of mining projects (i.e. types and density of sampling, mean grade definition and calculation, Sichel's estimator, evaluation methods - classical and geostatistical, economic evaluation - NPV, IRR, and PP, estimation of risk, and software for evaluating mineral resources). It subsequently describes key mineral resource exploitation methods (open pit and underground mining) and the mineral processing required to obtain saleable products (crushing, grinding, sizing, ore separation, and concentrate dewatering, also with some text devoted to tailings dams). Lastly, the book discusses the environmental impact of mining, covering all the aspects of this very important topic, from the description of diverse impacts to the environmental impact assessment (EIA), which is essential in modern mining projects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319587585 20180319
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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646 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Plays and fairways
  • Play assessment
  • Recent successes and learnings from failures
  • Infrastructure-led exploration and development
  • Late-life fields, redevelopment, and the next life
  • Onshore exploration and development.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour).
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1 online resource (268 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"This book covers several aspects of reservoir management, from initial analysis to enhanced recovery methods, simulation, and history matching. Split into four parts, part one provides readers with an introduction to the physical properties of reservoir rocks. Part two provides an introduction to enhanced recovery methods used for conventional oil production. Part three shows how numerical methods can be used to simulate the behaviour of oil and gas reservoirs. Finally, part four looks at history matching of reservoirs through the building of numerical models using past data, in order to provide best practice for future reservoir development and management. Written as the third volume in the Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering, and based on lectures that have been given in the world-renowned Imperial College Masters Course in Petroleum Engineering, Topics in Reservoir Management provides the basic information needed for students and practitioners of petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience."--Publisher's website.
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1 online resource : illustrations.
Book
1 online resource (iii, 50, 6 pages). Digital: text file.
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Government Information United States Federal Collection