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  • The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residuaby James G. Speight

    CRC Press 1999; US$ 265.00

    "Second Edition expands and updates information on the technological aspects of refining heavy oils, residua, bitumen, and other high-sulfur feedstocks. Focuses on the range of next-generation refining processes." more...

  • The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fourth Editionby James G. Speight

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 325.00

    Refineries must not only adapt to evolving environmental regulations for cleaner product specifications and processing, but also find ways to meet the increasing demand for petroleum products,particularly for liquid fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fourth Edition offers a 21st century perspective on the... more...

  • The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witnessby James G Speight

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 109.95

    The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness assists these experts in clearly conveying the often complicated... more...

  • The Refinery of the Futureby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 165.00

    As feedstocks to refineries change, there must be an accompanying change in refinery technology. This means a movement from conventional means of refining heavy feedstocks using (typically) coking technologies to more innovative processes that will coax the last drips of liquid fuels from the feedstock. This book presents the evolution of refinery... more...

  • Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processesby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 155.00

    Written by an author with over 38 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical process industry, this handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It is the first book to offer a thorough analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability... more...

  • An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politicsby James G. Speight

    Wiley 2011; US$ 86.95

    The perfect primer for both the layperson and the engineer, for the new hire and the old hand, describing, in easy-to-understand language, one of the biggest and most lucrative industries in the world. There is only one substance known to mankind that can cause wars, influence global economies, and make entire countries rich: petroleum. One teaspoon... more...

  • Shale Oil Production Processesby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 35.00

    Shale Oil represents a huge additional global fossil fuel resource.  However, extracting oil from the shale is no simple task; much still needs to be understood to make the process more cost-effective to increase economic flow rates. Clear and rigorous, Oil Shale Production Process will prove useful for those scientists and engineers already engaged... more...

  • The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Editionby James G. Speight

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 199.95

    The demand for coal use (for electricity generation) and coal products, particularly liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks, is increasing throughout the world. Traditional markets such as North America and Europe are experiencing a steady increase in demand whereas emerging Asian markets, such as India and China, are witnessing a rapid surge in demand... more...

  • Heavy Oil Production Processesby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 35.00

    As conventional-oil resources are depleted worldwide, vast heavy oil reserves available in various parts of the world become increasingly important as a secure future energy source. Brief but readable, Heavy Oil Production Processes discusses the latest improvements in production processes including; thermal methods (steam floods, cyclic steam stimulation,... more...

  • Heavy and Extra-heavy Oil Upgrading Technologiesby James G. Speight

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 35.00

    Unconventional reservoirs of oil and gas represent a huge additional global source of fossil fuels. However, there is much still to be done to improve techniques for their processing to make recovery and refining of these particular energy sources more cost-effective. Brief but readable, Heavy and Extra-heavy Oil Upgrading Technologies provide readers... more...