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Green Petroleum: How Oil and Gas Can Be Environmentally Sustainable



Green Petroleum: How Oil and Gas Can Be Environmentally Sustainable

M. R. Islam, A. B. Chhetri, M. M. Khan

ISBN: 978-1-118-07216-5 June 2012 624 Pages


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