Green Petroleum: How Oil and Gas Can Be Environmentally Sustainable
Can "green petroleum" reverse global warming and bring down high gasoline prices? Written in non-technical language for the layperson, this book investigates and details how the oil and gas industry can "go green" with new processes and technologies, thus bringing the world's most important industry closer to environmental and economic sustainability.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: From the Pharaonic Age to the Information Age: Have We Progressed in Technology Development Skills?
Chapter 3: How long has this ‘technological disaster’ been in the making? Delinearized History of Civilization and Technology Development
Chapter 4: Is Modern Science Capable of Discerning Between True and False?
Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Mass and Energy Balance
Chapter 6: A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications
Chapter 7: What is Truly Green Energy?
Chapter 8: Good Light and Bad Light
Chapter 9: Do You Believe in Global Warming?
Chapter 10: Is the 3R’s mantra sufficient?
Chapter 11: Truly Green Refining and Gas Processing
Chapter 12: Greening of Flow Operations
Chapter 13: The Greening of Enhanced Oil Recovery
Chapter 14: Deconstruction of Engineering Myths Prevalent in the Energy Sector
Chapter 15: Conclusions
M. R. Islam is Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Civil and Resource Engineering Department at Dalhousie University, Canada. He has over 700 publications to his credit, including six books, and is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. In addition to his teaching duties, he is also Director of Emertec Research and Development Ltd. and has been on the boards of a number of companies in North America and overseas.
M. M. Khan was recently a lecturer in chemical engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, before moving to Canada. He has written a dozen papers and coauthored a book on zero-waste engineering and sustainable technology.
A. B. Chhetri is a Carbon and Energy Analyst with Golder Associates Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he delivers consulting services in carbon and energy management. He has over twelve years of experience in energy development and management.
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