1st Edition

Dictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing

    478 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    478 Pages
    by CRC Press

    In industry, miscommunication can cause frustration, create downtime, and even trigger equipment failure. By providing a common ground for more effective discourse, the Dictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing can help eliminate costly miscommunication.

    An essential resource for oil, gas, and petrochemical industry professionals, engineers, academic staff, and science and engineering students, the dictionary defines over 5,000 technical and commercial terms encompassing exploration, production, processing, refining, pipelining, finance, management, and safety. From basic engineering principles to the latest drilling technology, the text covers the fundamentals and their real-world applications. Alphabetically arranged for quick reference, it contains easy-to-understand descriptions and figures, as well as oil and gas SI units and metric equivalents. Industry newcomers and personnel with no technical background especially benefit from the book’s practical language that clearly demonstrates the concepts behind the definitions.

    Oil and Gas Processing

    Oil and Gas Exploration, Drilling, and Production

    Gas Liquefaction

    Oil Refining

    Oil and Gas Instrumentation

    Oil and Gas Unit and Metric System

    Oil and Gas Pipelining

    Oil and Gas Management

    Oil and Gas Safety

    Chemical Processing Industries


    Alireza Bahadori is a researcher at the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia. He also serves as an editorial board member for a number of journals and has authored over 200 articles and six books. He received his Ph.D from Curtin University, Bentley, Australia. For the better part of 20 years, he held various process engineering positions and was involved in many large-scale projects at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Tehran; Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Muscat; and Clough AMEC, Perth, Australia. Chikezie Nwaoha is an independent researcher, petroleum/natural gas engineer, and graduate of petroleum engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He has co-edited two books, co-authored several articles, and contributed as editor and correspondent to numerous publications. He is member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Occupational Safety and Health Association Nigeria (OSHAN), and Pipeline Professionals' Association of Nigeria (PLAN). He is also associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), guest member of Subsea Integrity Research Group, University of Aberdeen, UK, and graduate student at Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Malcolm W. Clark is senior lecturer at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia. The author of over 200 scholarly works, including six books and book chapters, 19 patents, and 85 refereed journal and conference proceedings, he holds a B.Sc and M.Sc from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand and a Ph.D in environmental and engineering geochemistry from Southern Cross University. He has served as a full-time researcher, investigating the geochemistry and reuse of bauxite refinery residues. In commercializing this research, he also has undertake

    "This is a handy single-volume guide to the terminology of a critical area of natural resource exploration, extraction, and processing. ... a reliable, useful resource. ... This may be an excellent purchase for a researcher or professional who would consult it often. Summing Up: Optional. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners."
    —Peter Larsen, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA, from CHOICE, January 2015 Vol. 52 No. 5


    "This is a reference book that no oil and gas practitioner should be without. It provides concise and easy-to-access explanations of the key terms used along the entire length of the industry’s supply chains. Its availability as an e-book means that it can be close at hand for those on the road working in the field, as well as those confined to an office."
    ––Dr. David A. Wood, DWA Energy Limited, Bassingham Lincoln, UK

    "The compilation has been produced from various sources worldwide dealing with petroleum and gas … It is an indispensable material for all workers in the oil industry."
    —Professor Layioye Ola Oyekunle, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Nigeria

    "This reference represents a one-stop shop, as it brings together oil- and gas-related terminologies and conversions that are usually found in multiple references … This reference has the potential to be used as an accompanying reference to most, if not all, oil- and gas-related textbooks."
    — Hussameldin Ibrahim, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    "With the Dictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing, the authors provide a great service to the industry and, in particular, to those entering the field. This dictionary is a must in the library of every young engineer."
    —Iraj Isaac Rahmim, President, E-MetaVenture, Inc., Houston, TX, USA