[h=1]Dictionary of oil and gas production.pdf[/h]
It is a pleasure to be able to write a foreword for another of Clifford Jones’
dictionaries, though the name dictionary does not fully describe the little
gems of information and explanation which accompany each listing. Each
profession has its own combination of jargon and ‘things everybody knows’
which can be very hard for the newcomer to pick up. This mini-encyclopaedia
will, we are sure, be a great help.
However, the oil and gas industry is particularly diverse, ranging from
drilling to end use of fuels, so that even people in one part of the business
will not be aware of some items in other areas. This book will also be of
great help to experienced people wishing to broaden their knowledge or
anticipating a move within the industry – an increasingly likely event in
today’s flexible labour market and global pattern of industry.
It is truly impressive how much information has been condensed into
these pages: geological terms, information about oil and gas fields, equip-
ment and even in many cases methods of calculation explained with an
example. We may both claim some years of professional experience in
different areas of the oil and gas industry, and were therefore pleased to
find many things we did know, but slightly surprised at the amount we did
not. We shall certainly make use of it in the future.
Prof Vida N. Sharifi, CEng FInstE
Dr Martin J. Pitt, CEng FIChemE
Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK