Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics
Author: Erling Fjar,R.M. Holt,A.M. Raaen,R. Risnes,P. Horsrud
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2008-01-04
ISBN: 9780080557090
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Engineers and geologists in the petroleum industry will find Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics, 2e, a powerful resource in providing a basis of rock mechanical knowledge - a knowledge which can greatly assist in the understanding of field behavior, design of test programs and the design of field operations. Not only does this text give an introduction to applications of rock mechanics within the petroleum industry, it has a strong focus on basics, drilling, production and reservoir engineering. Assessment of rock mechanical parameters is covered in depth, as is acoustic wave propagation in rocks, with possible link to 4D seismics as well as log interpretation. Learn the basic principles behind rock mechanics from leading academic and industry experts Quick reference and guide for engineers and geologists working in the field Keep informed and up to date on all the latest methods and fundamental concepts

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics
Author: E. Fjær,P. Horsrud,A.M. Raaen,R. Risnes,R.M. Holt
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1992-01-03
ISBN: 9780080868912
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This long-awaited volume, written specifically for petroleum workers, explores the fundamental concepts of rock mechanics along with various petroleum-related applications. Emphasis is placed on the weak sedimentary rocks which normally fall between traditional rock mechanics and soil mechanics. Elasticity, failure mechanics, acoustic wave propagation, and geological aspects of rock materials are all detailed. Application areas discussed include: stability during drilling, sand production, fracturing and reservoir compaction. Methods for acquisition of data from field and laboratory analyses are also described. Engineers and geologists in the petroleum industry will find this book a powerful resource in providing a basis of rock mechanical knowledge - a knowledge which can greatly assist in the understanding of field behaviour, design of test programmes and the design of field operations.

Petroleum Rock Mechanics

Petroleum Rock Mechanics
Author: Bernt S. Aadnoy,Reza Looyeh
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN: 0123855462
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petroleum Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Pt. 1. Fundamentals of solid mechanics -- pt. 2. Petroleum rock mechanics.

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 5

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 5
Author: Xia-Ting Feng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN: 1317481887
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 5 Book Excerpt:

Surface and Underground Projects is the last volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-one chapters from key experts in the following fields: - Slopes; - Tunnels and Caverns; - Mining; - Petroleum Engineering; - Thermo-/Hydro-Mechanics in Gas Storage, Loading and Radioactive Waste Disposal. The five-volume set “Comprehensive Rock Engineering”, which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a comparable, new compilation. Rock Mechanics and Engineering represents a highly prestigious, multi-volume work edited by Professor Xia-Ting Feng, with the editorial advice of Professor John A. Hudson. This new compilation offers an extremely wideranging and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in rock mechanics and rock engineering and is composed of peer-reviewed, dedicated contributions by all the key experts worldwide. Key features of this set are that it provides a systematic, global summary of new developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering practices as well as looking ahead to future developments in the fields. Contributors are worldrenowned experts in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering, though younger, talented researchers have also been included. The individual volumes cover an extremely wide array of topics grouped under five overarching themes: Principles (Vol. 1), Laboratory and Field Testing (Vol. 2), Analysis, Modelling and Design (Vol. 3), Excavation, Support and Monitoring (Vol. 4) and Surface and Underground Projects (Vol. 5). This multi-volume work sets a new standard for rock mechanics and engineering compendia and will be the go-to resource for all engineering professionals and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering for years to come.

Deep Rock Mechanics From Research to Engineering

Deep Rock Mechanics  From Research to Engineering
Author: Heping Xie,Jian Zhao,P G Ranjith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 695
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN: 1351042645
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Rock Mechanics From Research to Engineering Book Excerpt:

At present, deep earth resources remain poorly understood and entirely under-utilised. There is a growing appreciation of the important role deep earth will play in future sustainability, particularly in opportunities for new and sustainable large-scale energy alternatives, and extraction of resources through mining and greenhouse mitigation. Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering is a collection of papers on the effective development of deep earth resources, which were presented at the International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources 2018 (Chengdu, P.R. China, 22-24 September 2018). The contributions aim at breaking beyond existing patterns of discovery, to advance research on geomechanical and geophysical processes in deep earth resources and energy development, enhancing deep earth energy and mineral extraction and mitigating harmful atmospheric emissions. Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering covers a wide range of topics: 1. Deep rock mechanics and mining theory 2. Water resources development and protection 3. Unconventional oil and gas extractions 4. CO2 sequestrations technologies and nuclear waste disposal 5. Geothermal energy 6. Mining engineering 7. Petroleum engineering 8. Geo-environmental engineering 9. Civil geotechnical engineering Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering promotes safer and greener ways for energy and resource production at great depth, and will serve as a must-have reference for academics and professionals involved or interested in geo-mechanics, geo-energy, and geo-resources.

Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Author: Jian Zhao,Vincent Labiouse,Jean-Paul Dudt,Jean-Francois Mathier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2010-05-19
ISBN: 0203840690
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

During the last two decades rock mechanics in Europe has been undergoing some major transformation. The reduction of mining activities in Europe affects heavily on rock mechanics teaching and research at universities and institutes. At the same time, new emerging activities, notably, underground infrastructure construction, geothermal energy develo

Rock Characterisation Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Rock Characterisation  Modelling and Engineering Design Methods
Author: Xia-Ting Feng,John A. Hudson,Fei Tan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 1315884925
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Characterisation Modelling and Engineering Design Methods Book Excerpt:

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods contains the contributions presented at the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium (Shanghai, China, 1820 June 2013). The papers contribute to the further development of the overall rock engineering design process through the sequential linkage of the three themes of rock characterisation, model

Eurock 2006 Multiphysics Coupling and Long Term Behaviour in Rock Mechanics

Eurock 2006  Multiphysics Coupling and Long Term Behaviour in Rock Mechanics
Author: Alain van Cotthem,Robert Charlier,Jean-Francois Thimus,Jean-Pierre Tshibangu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2006-04-27
ISBN: 143983346X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eurock 2006 Multiphysics Coupling and Long Term Behaviour in Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Special emphasis is given to the constitutive behaviour of rock material, including rock mechanics and partial saturation, chemo-mechanics, thermo-hydro-mechanics, weathering and creep. Theoretical concepts, laboratory and field experiments and numerical simulations are discussed. Multiphysics coupling and long-term behaviour has practical applications in a number of areas. In oil engineering (enhanced oil recovery, CO2 injection, and well stability); in underground waste storage, post-mine behaviour and the long-term behaviour of railway and road infrastructures. This book will be useful to professionals and academics working in a variety of fields related to rock mechanics and environmental geotechnics. .

Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics

Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics
Author: John Conrad Jaeger,Neville G. W. Cook,Robert Zimmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN: 1444308912
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Widely regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive book inits field, the fourth edition of Fundamentals of RockMechanics includes new and substantially updated chapters tothis highly praised text. Extensively updated throughout, this new edition containssubstantially expanded chapters on poroelasticity, wavepropogation, and subsurface stresses Features entirely new chapters on rock fractures andmicromechanical models of rock behaviour Discusses fundamental concepts such as stress and strain Offers a thorough introduction to the subject before expertlydelving into a fundamental, self-contained discussion of specifictopics Unavailable for many years, now back by popular demand. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor more information. Reviews: “With this attention to detail, and rigorous adherence toclarity and exactness in description, this edition will consolidatethe standing achieved by the earlier editions as a mostauthoritative and comprehensive book in its field. It will continueto serve as a leading reference work for geoscientists interestedin structural geology, tectonics and petrophysics as well as forcivil, mining and petroleum engineers.” (PetroleumGeoscience) "...I consider this book to be an invaluable reference forstudying and understanding the fundamental science at the base ofrock mechanics. I believe this to be a must-have textbook and Istrongly recommend it to anyone, student or professional,interested in the subject." (Rock Mechanics and RockEngineering) "An excellent book, very well presented, and is a must for theshelves of serious engineers and scientists active or interested inthe fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering.... Highlyrecommended." (South African Geographical Journal, 2008)

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering From the Past to the Future

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering  From the Past to the Future
Author: Reşat Ulusay
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1315388480
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering From the Past to the Future Book Excerpt:

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future contains the contributions presented at EUROCK2016, the 2016 International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2016, Ürgüp, Cappadocia Region, Turkey, 29-31 August 2016). The contributions cover almost all aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering from theories to engineering practices, emphasizing the future direction of rock engineering technologies. The 204 accepted papers and eight keynote papers, are grouped into several main sections: - Fundamental rock mechanics - Rock properties and experimental rock mechanics - Analytical and numerical methods in rock engineering - Stability of slopes in civil and mining engineering - Design methodologies and analysis - Rock dynamics, rock mechanics and rock engineering at historical sites and monuments - Underground excavations in civil and mining engineering - Coupled processes in rock mass for underground storage and waste disposal - Rock mass characterization - Petroleum geomechanics - Carbon dioxide sequestration - Instrumentation-monitoring in rock engineering and back analysis - Risk management, and - the 2016 Rocha Medal Lecture and the 2016 Franklin Lecture Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future will be of interest to researchers and professionals involved in the various branches of rock mechanics and rock engineering. EUROCK 2016, organized by the Turkish National Society for Rock Mechanics, is a continuation of the successful series of ISRM symposia in Europe, which began in 1992 in Chester, UK.

Lost Circulation

Lost Circulation
Author: Alexandre Lavrov
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN: 0128039418
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Circulation Book Excerpt:

Lost Circulation: Mechanisms and Solutions provides the latest information on a long-existing problem for drilling and cementing engineers that can cause improper drilling conditions, safety risks, and annual losses of millions of wasted dollars for oil and gas companies. While several conferences have convened on the topic, this book is the first reliable reference to provide a well-rounded, unbiased approach on the fundamental causes of lost circulation, how to diagnose it in the well, and how to treat and prevent it in future well planning operations. As today’s drilling operations become more complex, and include situations such as sub-salt formations, deepwater wells with losses caused by cooling, and more depleted reservoirs with reduced in-situ stresses, this book provides critical content on the current state of the industry that includes a breakdown of basics on stresses and fractures and how drilling fluids work in the wellbore. The book then covers the more practical issues caused by induced fractures, such as how to understand where the losses are occurring and how to use proven preventative measures such as wellbore strengthening and the effect of base fluid on lost circulation performance. Supported by realistic case studies, this book separates the many myths from the known facts, equipping today’s drilling and cementing engineer with a go-to solution for every day well challenges. Understand the processes, challenges and solutions involved in lost circulation, a critical problem in drilling Gain a balance between fundamental understanding and practical application through real-world case studies Succeed in solving lost circulation in today’s operations such as wells involving casing drilling, deepwater, and managed pressure drilling

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Author: Ömer Aydan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 1000732193
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering is concerned with the application of the principles of mechanics to physical, chemical and electro-magnetic processes in the upper-most layers of the earth and the design and construction of the rock structures associated with civil engineering and exploitation or extraction of natural resources in mining and petroleum engineering. Volume 2, Applications of Rock Mechanics – Rock Engineering, discusses the applications of rock mechanics to engineering structures in/on rock, rock excavation techniques and in-situ monitoring techniques, giving some specific examples. The dynamic aspects associated with the science of earthquakes and their effect on rock structures, and the characteristics of vibrations induced by machinery, blasting and impacts as well as measuring techniques are described. Furthermore, the degradation and maintenance processes in rock engineering are explained. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering is intended to be a fundamental resource for younger generations and newcomers and a reference book for experts specialized in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and associated with the fields of mining, civil and petroleum engineering, engineering geology, and/or specialized in Geophysics and concerned with earthquake science and engineering.

Rock Mechanics Petroleum applications

Rock Mechanics  Petroleum applications
Author: Ph. A. Charlez
Publsiher: Technip Editions
Total Pages: 661
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9782710805861
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics Petroleum applications Book Excerpt:

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 1

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 1
Author: Xia-Ting Feng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 749
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 131531908X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

Principles is the first volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-four chapters from key experts in the following fields: - Discontinuities; - Anisotropy; - Rock Stress; - Geophysics; - Strength Criteria; - Modeling Rock Deformation and Failure. The five-volume set “Comprehensive Rock Engineering”, which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a comparable, new compilation. Rock Mechanics and Engineering represents a highly prestigious, multi-volume work edited by Professor Xia-Ting Feng, with the editorial advice of Professor John A. Hudson. This new compilation offers an extremely wideranging and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in rock mechanics and rock engineering and is composed of peer-reviewed, dedicated contributions by all the key experts worldwide. Key features of this set are that it provides a systematic, global summary of new developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering practices as well as looking ahead to future developments in the fields. Contributors are worldrenowned experts in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering, though younger, talented researchers have also been included. The individual volumes cover an extremely wide array of topics grouped under five overarching themes: Principles (Vol. 1), Laboratory and Field Testing (Vol. 2), Analysis, Modelling and Design (Vol. 3), Excavation, Support and Monitoring (Vol. 4) and Surface and Underground Projects (Vol. 5). This multi-volume work sets a new standard for rock mechanics and engineering compendia and will be the go-to resource for all engineering professionals and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering for years to come.

Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks

Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks
Author: P.J. Armitage,A.R. Butcher,J.M. Churchill,A.E. Csoma,C. Hollis,R.H. Lander,J.E. Omma,R.H. Worden
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2018-06-18
ISBN: 1786201399
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks Book Excerpt:

Reservoir quality is studied using a wide range of similar techniques in both sandstones and carbonates. Sandstone and carbonate reservoir quality both benefit from the study of modern analogues and experiments, but modelling approaches are currently quite different for these two types of reservoirs. There are many common controls on sandstone and carbonate reservoir quality, but also distinct differences due primarily to mineralogy. Numerous controversies remain including the question of oil inhibition, the key control on pressure solution and geochemical flux of material to or from reservoirs. This collection of papers contains case-study-based examples of sandstone and carbonate reservoir quality prediction as well as modern analogue, outcrop analogue, modelling and advanced analytical approaches.

New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration

New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration
Author: Congrui Jin,Gianluca Cusatis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN: 3319401246
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration Book Excerpt:

This contributed volume presents a multi-perspective collection of the latest research findings on oil and gas exploration and imparts insight that can greatly assist in understanding field behavior, design of test programs, and design of field operations. With this book, engineers also gain a powerful guide to the most commonly used numerical simulation methods that aid in reservoir modelling. In addition, the contributors explore development of technologies that allow for cost effective oil and gas exploration while minimizing the impact on our water resources, surface and groundwater aquifers, geological stability of impacted areas, air quality, and infrastructure assets such as roads, pipelines, water, and wastewater networks. Easy to understand, the book identifies equipment and procedural problems inherent to oil and gas operations and provides systematic approaches for solving them.

Rock Mechanics for Resources Energy and Environment

Rock Mechanics for Resources  Energy and Environment
Author: Marek Kwasniewski,Dariusz Lydzba
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN: 1482229072
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics for Resources Energy and Environment Book Excerpt:

This book contains the Proceedings of EUROCK 2013 - The 2013 ISRM International Symposium, which was held on 23-26 September 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland. The Symposium was organized by the ISRM National Group POLAND and the Institute of Geotechnics and Hydrotechnics of the Wroclaw Institute of Technology. The focus of the Symposium was on recent develo

Unconventional Shale Gas Development

Unconventional Shale Gas Development
Author: Rouzbeh G. Moghanloo
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2022-02-23
ISBN: 0323905293
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Shale Gas Development Book Excerpt:

Unconventional Shale Gas Development: Lessons Learned gives engineers the latest research developments and practical applications in today’s operations. Comprised of both academic and corporate contributors, a balanced critical review on technologies utilized are covered. Environmental topics are presented, including produced water management and sustainable operations in gas systems. Machine learning applications, well integrity and economic challenges are also covered to get the engineer up-to-speed. With its critical elements, case studies, history plot visuals and flow charts, the book delivers a critical reference to get today’s petroleum engineers updated on the latest research and applications surrounding shale gas systems. Bridges the gap between the latest research developments and practical applications through case studies and workflow charts Helps readers understand the latest developments from the balanced viewpoint of academic and corporate contributors Considers environmental and sustainable operations in shale gas systems, including produced water management

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development Full Papers

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development   Full Papers
Author: Sergio A.B. da Fontoura,Ricardo Jose Rocca,José Pavón Mendoza
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3750
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1000758370
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development Full Papers Book Excerpt:

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains the proceedings of the 14th ISRM International Congress (ISRM 2019, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 13-19 September 2019). Starting in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal, the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) holds its Congress every four years. At this 14th occasion, the Congress brings together researchers, professors, engineers and students around contemporary themes relevant to rock mechanics and rock engineering. Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains 7 Keynote Lectures and 449 papers in ten chapters, covering topics ranging from fundamental research in rock mechanics, laboratory and experimental field studies, and petroleum, mining and civil engineering applications. Also included are the prestigious ISRM Award Lectures, the Leopold Muller Award Lecture by professor Peter K. Kaiser. and the Manuel Rocha Award Lecture by Dr. Quinghua Lei. Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development is a must-read for academics, engineers and students involved in rock mechanics and engineering. Proceedings in Earth and geosciences - Volume 6 The ‘Proceedings in Earth and geosciences’ series contains proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences dealing in earth and geosciences. The main topics covered by the series include: geotechnical engineering, underground construction, mining, rock mechanics, soil mechanics and hydrogeology.

Shale

Shale
Author: Thomas Dewers,Jason Heath,Marcelo Sánchez
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1119066689
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shale Book Excerpt:

Advances in theories, methods and applications for shale resource use Shale is the dominant rock in the sedimentary record. It is also the subject of increased interest because of the growing contribution of shale oil and gas to energy supplies, as well as the potential use of shale formations for carbon dioxide sequestration and nuclear waste storage. Shale: Subsurface Science and Engineering brings together geoscience and engineering to present the latest models, methods and applications for understanding and exploiting shale formations. Volume highlights include: Review of current knowledge on shale geology Latest shale engineering methods such as horizontal drilling Reservoir management practices for optimized oil and gas field development Examples of economically and environmentally viable methods of hydrocarbon extraction from shale Discussion of issues relating to hydraulic fracking, carbon sequestration, and nuclear waste storage Book Review: I. D. Sasowsky, University of Akron, Ohio, September 2020 issue of CHOICE, CHOICE connect, A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, Connecticut, USA Shale has a long history of use as construction fill and a ceramic precursor. In recent years, its potential as a petroleum reservoir has generated renewed interest and intense scientific investigation. Such work has been significantly aided by the development of instrumentation capable of examining and imaging these very fine-grained materials. This timely multliauthor volume brings together 15 studies covering many facets of the related science. The book is presented in two sections: an overview and a second section emphasizing unconventional oil and gas. Topics covered include shale chemistry, metals content, rock mechanics, borehole stability, modeling, and fluid flow, to name only a few. The introductory chapter (24 pages) is useful and extensively referenced. The lead chapter to the second half of the book, "Characterization of Unconventional Resource Shales," provides a notably detailed analysis supporting a comprehensive production workflow. The book is richly illustrated in full color, featuring high-quality images, graphs, and charts. The extensive index provides depth of access to the volume. This work will be of special interest to a diverse group of investigators moving forward with understanding this fascinating group of rocks. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.