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Petroleum Geochemistry

 
D Satyanarayana (Author)
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The book on Petroleum Geochemistry the first of its kind in India, is useful for postgraduate students of Science (Geology, Applied ecology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences) and undergraduate students of Engineering and Technology (BE, B.Tech.) undertaking several courses in petroleum science and engineering in the Universities, IIT’s and other institutions. It is also useful to geoscientists, engineers and technologists working in the oil industries dealing with exploration, production and related aspects. The book provides basic information on Geochemical processes involved in petroleum generation, migration and accumulation in sedimentary basins, maturation of source rocks, evaluation of their genetic potential and correlations. It deals with the principles and applications of sub surface Geochemical methods including high resolution Geochemical technologies for delineation of hydrocarbon kitchens and surface Geochemical prospecting of hydrocarbons for prioritizing targets for future exploration.

In addition to basic principles, the book deals with the occurrence and distribution of petroleum in worldwide sedimentary basins with special reference to Indian basins, Geochemical basin modeling and its application to petroleum exploration, application of biomarkers and modern instrumental techniques for characterization of organic matter source rocks and identification of their depositional environments. Applications of oil field water and their role in enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Operations; implications of scale formation and corrosion on drilling equipment and other installations are described comprehensively. Apart from conventional oil and natural gas the need for exploration and exploitation of unconventional petroleum resources such as coal bed methane (CBM), Gas hydrates, Bituminous sands, Shale gas and oil shale, Basinal gas and tight gas sands, their origin, occurrence, characterization of depositional environments, exploration and production strategies environmental concerns and worldwide distribution with special emphasis to India are elaborated in detail.

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About the author

D Satyanarayana

Prof. D Satyanarayana is a distinguished chemist.  He served in Andhra University (1967-97) in several academic positions as Head of the department, chairman, PG Board of Studies and Director, School of chemistry.  He has rich experience in teaching and research covering analytical, physical, marine and petroleum geochemistry.  He trained 15 doctorate students and published over 100 papers in various National and International Journals.  He wrote a monograph on Electrochemistry in Telugu (regional language) and a book on Marine Chemistry in English.

Prof. Satyanarayana visited several countries - Germany, Canada, UK, France, Austria and presented papers in International seminars.  He was awarded Dr. E C La Fond Medal for presenting best paper from the developing countries in IAPSO (International Association of Physical Sciences of Oceans) held at Vienna (1991) and, Dr. B N.  Mankind Prize for presenting best paper in Analytical Chemistry section of Annual Convention of Chemists held at Kurukshetra, Haryana (1979).  He was associated as member, with several International and National committees-Indian Scientific Committees on Ocean Research (SCOR), International Commission for Cooperation among Developing Countries, Research Council of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction Systems (COMAPS) of Department of Ocean Department (DOD), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Consultant and Honorary Professor of Delta Studies Institute, Andhra University.

Prof. Satyanarayana was associated with several scientific associations and societies-Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Chemical Society, Indian Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Society for Analytical Scientist and Technologists.  He is currently a member of Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA) of Government of Andhra Pradesh and visiting professor of Delta Studies Institute.

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Bibliographic information

Title Petroleum Geochemistry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817035675X, 9788170356752
length xviii+444p., Illustrations; Maps; Tables; Figures; References; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.