1st Edition

Economic Analysis of Oil and Gas Engineering Operations

By Hussein K. Abdel-Aal Copyright 2021
    384 Pages 135 B/W Illustrations
    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.

    Section I Facts about Crude Oil and Gas Industry

    Chapter 1 Oil and Gas Industry Overview

    Chapter 2 Crude Oil: Origin and Background

    Chapter 3 Composition and Types of Crude Oil and Composition

    of Natural Gas

    Section II Fundamentals of Engineering

    Economic Analysis

    Section II.I Basic Concepts

    Chapter 4 Time Value of Money in Capital Expenditures

    Chapter 5 Depreciation and Depletion in Oil Projects

    Section II.II Profitability Analysis and Evaluation

    Chapter 6 Annual Rate of Return (A.R.R.) & Payout Period (P.P.)

    Chapter 7 Discounted Cash Flow Rate of Return (D.C.F.R.) and Present

    Value Index (P.V.I.)

    Chapter 8 Analysis of Alternatives, Selections, and Replacements

    Chapter 9 Feasibility Study

    Chapter 10 Model Solved Examples

    Section II.III Mathematical Approaches

    Chapter 11 Risk and Decision Analysis in Oil Operations

    Chapter 12 Oil Reserves and Reserve Estimate

    Section III Engineering Decisions through

    Economic Impact Analysis:

    Applications and Real World Examples

    Section III.I Upstream Operations (Subsurface Operations)

    Section III.II Upstream Operations (Subsurface

    Operations): Exploration and Production (E&P)

    Chapter 13 (E&P) Exploration, Drilling, and Oil Production—Part 1

    Chapter 14 (E&P) Exploration, Drilling, and Oil Production—Part 2

    Section III.III Middle Stream Operations: "Surface Operations"

    Chapter 15 Principal Field Processing Operations and Field Facilities

    Chapter 16 Fluids Separation

    Chapter 17 Operations Handling Crude Oil: Treatment, Dehydration,

    and Desalting

    Chapter 18 Operations for Gas Handling (Conditioning), Treatment,

    and Separation of NGL

    Section III.IV Downstream Operations: Petroleum

    Refining of Crude Oil Into Useful

    Products (Three Parts) and Oil and

    Gas Transportation (One Chapter)

    Chapter 19 Crude Oil Refining—Part 1

    Chapter 20 Crude Oil Refining—Part 2

    Chapter 21 Crude Oil Refining—Part 3: Background on Modeling

    and Computer Applications

    Chapter 22 Oil and Gas Transportation


    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.