By James G. Speight
There's just one substance recognized to mankind that may reason wars, impact worldwide economies, and make international locations wealthy: petroleum. yet how a lot does the typical individual, even the common engineer, learn about it? This ebook describes the petroleum in easy-to-understand language for either the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of attempting to find oil and fuel, getting it out of the floor, into pipelines, into refineries, and, ultimately, into your gasoline tank, this e-book covers the petroleum like no different therapy earlier than.
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Hydrocarbon Processing. 77(9): 133. Characterization of Oil Sands Resources. Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics by James G. Speight Copyright © 2011 Scrivener Publishing LLC. 1). In recent years, the average quality of crude oil has become worse. , increase in density) and a rise in sulfur content (Swain, 1991,1993,1997,2000). It is now believed that there has been a recent tendency for the quality of crude oil feedstocks to stabilise.
There are also instances of an increase in sulfur content of the crude oil along with increasing bacterial degradation. It is not yet clear whether sulfur is added to the crude oils by the action of bacteria or whether the sulfur compounds are not attacked by the bacteria and thus remain after the bacteria have preferentially eliminated the hydrocarbon moieties. 6 Relationship of Petroleum Composition and Properties Of all the properties, specific gravity, or American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity, is the variable usually observed.