OIL AND GAS
This handbook is has been compiled to give readers with an interested in the oil and
gas production industry an overview of the main processes and equipment. When I
started to search for a suitable introduction to be used for new engineers, I
discovered that much of this equipment is described in standards, equipment manuals
and project documentation. But little material was found to quickly give the reader
an overview of the entire upstream area, while still preserving enough detail to let the
engineer get an appreciation of the main characteristics and design issues.,
This book is by no means a comprehensive description on the detailed design of any
part of this process, and many details have been omitted in the interest of overview. I
have included some comments on the control issues, since that is part of my own
background. For the same reason, the description will be somewhat biased toward
the offshore installations.
The material has been compiled form various online sources as well as ABB and customer documents. I am thankful to my colleagues in the industry for providing valuable input, in particular Erik Solbu of Norsk Hydro for the Njord process and valuable comments. I have included many photos to give the reader an impression what typical facilities or equipment look like. Non-ABB photo source given below picture other pictures and illustrations are ABB.
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non-commercial personal use, or non-commercial use within the organization that employs you,
provided that the materials are not modified and all copyright or proprietary notices are retained.
Use of photos and graphics and references form other sources in no way promotes or endorses
these products and services and is for illustration only.
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