The Fossil Fuel Revolution,
Edition 1 Shale Gas and Tight Oil
By Daniel J. Soeder and Scyller J. Borglum

Publication Date: 07 Aug 2019

The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the remarkable new energy resources being obtained from shale gas and tight oil through a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, opening up substantial new energy reserves for the 21st Century. The book includes the history of shale gas development, the technology used to economically recover hydrocarbons, and descriptions of the ten primary shale gas resources of the United States. International shale resources, environmental concerns, and policy issues are also addressed. This book is intended as a reference on shale gas and tight oil for industry members, undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and geoscientists.

Key Features

  • Provides a cross-cutting view of shale gas and tight oil in the context of geology, petroleum engineering, and the practical aspects of production
  • Includes a comprehensive description of productive and prospective shales in one book, allowing readers to compare and contrast production from different shale plays
  • Addresses environmental and policy issues and compares alternative energy resources in terms of economics and sustainability
  • Features an extensive resource list of peer-reviewed references, websites, and journals provided at the end of each chapter
About the author
By Daniel J. Soeder, Director, Energy Resources Initiative, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Scyller J. Borglum, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Table of Contents

PART I: GEOLOGY OF TIGHT OIL AND GAS SHALES1. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY CONCEPTSOrigins of Black ShalesSource RocksConventional Oil and Gas Resources

2. UNCONVENTIONAL TIGHT OIL AND SHALE GAS RESOURCESThe Nature of Continuous Resource PlaysThe Challenges of DevelopmentNatural Fractures

3. THE REVOLUTIONARY U.S. SHALE PLAYSDefining a PlayBarnett ShaleFayetteville ShaleHaynesville ShaleMarcellus ShaleBakken Shale

4. THE EVOLUTIONARY U.S. SHALE PLAYSWoodford ShaleNiobrara Formation and Pierre ShaleUtica ShaleEagle Ford ShalePermian BasinEmerging Plays

5. INTERNATIONAL SHALE PLAYSIntroductionCanada and MexicoThe U.K. and Continental EuropeRussia Saudi Arabia and North AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AmericaChina and India/PakistanAustralia, Indonesia, and Malaysia

PART II. THE FUTURE OF FOSSIL FUELS 6. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNSPotential Environmental Risks of Tight Oil & Shale Gas DevelopmentEngineering Risk AssessmentRisks to Groundwater and Surface WaterAir Quality, Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

7. ENERGY ECONOMICSCradle to Grave ResponsibilityTechnology versus Cost Economics of Different Energy SourcesDescriptions of Primary Energy Sources

PART III. ENERGY POLICY8. ENERGY SECURITYEnergy Security HistoryDefining Energy SecurityElements of Energy Security

9. THE POLITICS OF ENERGYGlobal ResponsibilitiesEnergy PovertyEnergy Sustainability

Book details
ISBN: 9780128153970
Page Count: 354
Retail Price : £118.00
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Geologists, Geophysicists, Geochemists, Petroleum Engineers, Oil and Gas Industry Professionals