375 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 59 B/W Illus.
This book considers the most contemporary innovations propelling the extractive industries forward while also creating new environmental and social challenges. The socio-ecological fabric of innovation in the extractive industries is considered through an integrative approach that brings together engineers, natural scientists, and social scientists—academics and practitioners—giving an empirically grounded and realistic evaluation of the innovations in this sector. It synthesizes a series of questions including:
"This wide-ranging compendium scans a broad horizon of current extractives industry issues, as well as offering some tantalizing glimpses into the future."
-- Tom Butler, CEO, International Council on Metals and Mining (ICMM), London, United Kingdom
"The mining and oil & gas industries are quickly becoming more technology-intensive, and this book helpfully examines many of the technological forces and innovations ushering in these changes around the world. I would highly recommend this book for anybody who needs to think about the future of these industries."
— Rustem R. Shagiev, Moscow Petroleum Institute, Russia
"…examines the nature, trends, drivers, and challenges of innovation in the extractive industries, such as oil and gas and mining, through a series of essays and vignettes. Among the issues addressed are why the extractive sectors are historically slow to adopt and use new technology; what strategies can improve innovation and uptake; what new technologies will shape the sector going forward; how digital technologies are changing the competitive landscape and industry architecture; and how new technologies could improve social performance and environmental stewardship."
-- Journal of Petroleum Technology, November 2018
Section I: Processes and Organizational Design Underpinning Innovation in the Resources Sector
John Steen, Sam Macaulay, Nadja Kunz and John Jackson
Kane Usher and Ian Dover
Robert K. Perrons
Victor Gerardo Ortiz Gallardo
Section II: Advances in Mining, Oil and Gas Technologies
Johnathon Ralston, Craig James and David Hainsworth
Brian J. Evans
Robert K. Perrons and Derek McAuley
Richard Mohan David
Justin B. Montgomery and Francis M. O’Sullivan
Ali Soofastaei, Peter Knights and Mehmet Kizil
Section III: Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship
John D. Moore, Andry Nowosiwsky, Valentina Kaman and Gary Krieger
Tim Grice and Saleem H. Ali
Deanna Kemp and John R. Owen
Colette Einfeld, Sara Bice and Chen Li
P.N. Nkrumah, G. Echevarria, P.D. Erskine and A. van der Ent
Saleem H. Ali
Jonathan Stacey, Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay, Estelle Levin-Nally and Andrew Cooke
Robert K. Perrons