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February 26, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
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Engineers seek solutions to problems, and the economic viability of each potential solution is normally considered along with the technical merits. This is typically true for the petroleum sector, which includes the global processes of exploration, production, refining, and transportation. Decisions on an investment in any oil or gas field development are made on the basis of its value, which is judged by a combination of a number of economic indicators. Economic Analysis of Oil and Gas Engineering Operations focuses on economic treatment of petroleum engineering operations and serves as a helpful resource for making practical and profitable decisions in oil and gas field development.

  • Reflects major changes over the past decade or so in the oil and gas industry
  • Provides thorough coverage of the use of economic analysis techniques in decision making in petroleum-related projects
  • Features real-world cases and applications of economic analysis of various engineering problems encountered in petroleum operations
  • Includes principles applicable to other engineering disciplines

This work will be of value to practicing engineers and industry professionals, managers, and executives working in the petroleum industry who have the responsibility of planning and decision making, as well as advanced students in petroleum and chemical engineering studying engineering economics, petroleum economics and policy, project evaluation and plant design.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Facts about Crude Oil and Gas Industry Chapter 1: Oil and Gas Industry Overview Chapter 2: Crude Oil: Origin and Background Chapter 3: Composition, Types of Crude Oil and Composition of Natural Gas Section 2: Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis The contents are classified as schematically shown in the text. 2.1 Basic concepts Chapter4- Time value in Capital expenditures Chapter 5- Depreciation and Depletion in Oil Projects 2.2 Profitability Analysis & Evaluation: Chapter 6- Annual Rate of Return & Payout Period (P.P) Chapter 7- Discounted Cash Flow DCFR & Net present value (N.P.V.) Chapter 8- Analysis of Alternatives, Selections and Replacements Chapter 9- Feasibility study Chapter 10- Model Solved Examples 2.3 Mathematical Approaches Chapter 11- Risk and Decision Analysis in oil Operations Chapter 12- Oil Reserves Estimate Section 3: Engineering Decisions through economic impact analysis: Applications and Real World Examples 3.1 Introduction: Section 3 could be considered the backbone of our text. Three main operations that underlie the oil and gas industry, from prospects to finished products are as shown in the text. 3.2: Up-stream operations (subsurface operations): Exploration and Production (E &P), covered in 2 chapters: Chapter 13: Exploration/drilling and Production- Part1 Chapter 14: " " " - Part 2 3.3: Middle stream operations: "Surface operations", covered in 4 chapters: Chapter 15- Principle field processing operations and field facilities Chapter 16- Fluids Separation Chapter 17- Operations Handling Crude Oil: Treatment, Dehydration and Desalting Chapter 18- Operations Handling Natural Gas: Treatment and Conditioning 3.4: Downstream operations: Petroleum refining of crude oil into useful products (three parts) and Oil and gas transportation (one chapter). Chapter 19- Crude oil Refining-Part1 Oil fractionation (distillation), Economic balance for distillation schemes, Solved Examples and Computations using Excel. Chapter 20- Crude Oil refining-Part2 Flash distillation, Conversion of Crude Oil into fuel products & other value- added products, refining-end products Chapter 21- Crude Oil refining-Part3 Background on Modeling and Computer applications Chapter 22 Oil and gas transportation

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Biography

Hussein K. Abdel-Aal is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, NRC, Cairo, Egypt. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1956 from Alexandria University and MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1962 and 1965, respectively, from Texas A&M University, College Station. Prof. Abdel-Aal joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1971–1985). He was the head of department for the period 1972–1974. He was also Visiting Professor with the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M (1980–1981). In 1985–1988, he assumed the responsibility of the head of the Solar Energy Department, NRC, Cairo, before rejoining KFUPM for the period 1988–1998. Prof. Abdel-Aal conducted and coordinated projects involving a wide range of process development, feasibility studies, industrial research problems, and continuing education programs for many organizations, including Suez Oil Processing Company, Petromin in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Arab Petroleum Investment Corp in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Hagler-Baily & Company, Washington DC, Mobil/Esso oil companies in Libya, and Kuwait oil companies. Prof. Abdel-Aal has contributed to more than 90 technical papers, is the editor of the book Petroleum Economics & Engineering, Third Edition, and is the main author of the textbook entitled Petroleum and Gas Field Processing, Second Edition. Both books were published by Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press. Prof. Abdel-Aal is a member of AIChE, Sigma Si, and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He is a fellow and founding member of the board of directors of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy.