Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide, 2nd Edition - electronic book

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"I commend this book to you…Without doubt, our industry needs this book. I could not be more enthusiastic about its content." -Jack Little, President and CEO (retired), Shell Oil Company

The second edition of this best-selling book is the most comprehensive and authoritative text available on the business, engineering, science, and technology of this multibillion-dollar industry. Readers will find extensive coverage of all aspects of deepwater operations—including historic background and an outlook to future deepwater operations. The authors compare and contrast offshore operations to the shelf and onshore operations throughout the text.

Packed with pictures, graphs, and illustrations, Deepwater Petroleum Exploration and Production: a Nontechnical Guide, 2nd Edition, is a handy reference that readers will turn to many times throughout their careers for valuable information on:

  • Deepwater geology
  • Deepwater exploration
  • Drilling rigs
  • Drilling and completing wells
  • Fixed and floating systems
  • Subsea systems
  • ROVs and service vessels
  • Topsides
  • Pipelines, flowlines, and risers

Features & Benefits

  • New chapters on geology and geophysics, rigs, and service vehicles
  • Engineering and scientific schemes used in deepwater covered in greater detail
  • Final chapter presents the latest technology used in the “third wave” of industry evolution


  • Engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career.

Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.

Richard A. Pattarozzi received his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He worked for Shell Oil in both onshore and offshore E&P for 33 years. During the last nine, he directed the pioneering deepwater activities in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2000, Offshore Energy Center awarded him its Pinnacle Award, recognizing his significant individual contributions to the offshore oil and gas industry.

Gordon Sterling has a bachelor of applied science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario and a master of science, civil engineering from Lehigh University. During 35 years with Shell Oil E&P, he engaged in numerous offshore developments, first in structural design and marine research and then in project management. For eight years he represented the American Society of Civil Engineers on the Board of Directors of the Offshore Technology Conference. He has been chairman of the OTC Board and, in 2010, he was elected a Distinguished Diplomat in Ocean Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers.

Type: eBook
Pages: 372
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781593702533

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William L. Leffler | Gordon Sterling | Richard Pattarozzi
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