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The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum
Fourth Edition
by James G. Speight

The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum offers a 21st century perspective on the development of petroleum refining technologies.

The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum traces the science of petroleum from its subterranean formation to the physicochemical properties and the production of numerous products and petrochemical intermediates.

Presenting nearly 50 percent new material, The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum emphasizes novel refining approaches that optimize efficiency and throughput.

The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum features:

  • Presents the latest methods for recovering heavy oil and tar sand bitumen
  • Describes new trends for handling heavier feedstock while avoiding incompatibility issues, particularly with blended feedstock
  • Provides current environmental regulations and product specifications
  • Examines ways to reduce sulfur levels in liquid fuels to meet tighter product specifications
  • Contains new discussions on environmental aspects of refining, including refinery wastes, environmental impact, and analysis
  • Enhances the text with over 300 figures and tables, including chemical structures and process flow sheets


History, Occurrence, and Recovery

History and Terminology

  1. Historical Perspectives
  2. Modern Perspectives
  3. Definitions and Terminology
  4. Native Materials
  5. Manufactured Materials
  6. Derived Materials
  7. Oil Prices
  8. Classification
  9. Classification Systems
  10. Miscellaneous Systems
  11. Reservoir Classification

Origin and Occurrence

  1. Origin
  2. Occurrence


  1. Properties
  2. Composition
  3. Classification
  4. Isolation
  5. Methods for Probing Kerogen Structure
  6. Structural Models
  7. Kerogen Maturation

Exploration, Recovery, and Transportation

  1. Exploration
  2. Drilling Operations
  3. Well Completion
  4. Recovery
  5. Products and Product Quality
  6. Transportation

New! Recovery of Heavy Oil and Tar Sand Bitumen

  1. Oil Mining
  2. Nonmining Methods

Composition and Properties

  1. Chemical Composition
  2. Ultimate (Elemental) Composition
  3. Chemical Components
  4. Chemical Composition by Distillation

Fractional Composition

  1. Distillation
  2. Solvent Treatment
  3. Adsorption
  4. Chemical Methods
  5. Use of the Data

Petroleum Analysis

  1. Petroleum Assay
  2. Physical Properties
  3. Thermal Properties
  4. Electrical Properties
  5. Optical Properties
  6. Spectroscopic Methods
  7. Chromatographic Methods
  8. Molecular Weight
  9. Use of the Data

Chapters 47-62


Dewatering and Desalting

  1. Early Processes
  2. Distillation
  3. Thermal Methods
  4. Catalytic Methods
  5. Hydroprocesses
  6. Reforming
  7. Isomerization
  8. Alkylation Processes
  9. Polymerization Processes
  10. Solvent Process
  11. Refining Heavy Feedstocks
  12. Petroleum Products
  13. Petrochemicals

Completely Revised! Refining Chemistry

  1. Cracking
  2. Hydrogenation
  3. Isomerization
  4. Alkylation
  5. Polymerization
  6. Process Chemistry

Chapters 82-145

Environmental Issues

  1. New! Environmental Aspects of Refining
  2. Definitions
  3. Environmental Regulations
  4. Process Analysis


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The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum
Fourth Edition
by James G. Speight

2006 984 pages $278.95 + shipping
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