It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
EGIS selected books, journals and web resources: Petroleum Engineering
Not all resources are searched by Discovery and other databases may have additional features which you may wish to take advantage of. For further help with literature searching and the resources available, see:
Includes a glossary of terminology used in Petroleum Engineering.
Petroleum Rock Mechanics by Reza Looyeh; Bernt Aadnøy"Rock mechanics is a vital decision-making tool for insuring economic benefits in all phases of petroleum reservoir development. "Petroleum Rock Mechanics" introduces the fundamentals of solid mechanics and applies them to oil and gas related drilling and well operation and completion problems. The book's two part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of theory, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for understanding the stress, strain, and failure mechanics of rocks and their response to earth stresses. The role of rock mechanics in drilling operations and design are highlighted throughout. Details of practical in-situ stress changes and how they impact on wellbore and borehole behaviour are also included, making this the one of most unique books on the subject. It clearly applies rock mechanics to on and off shore oil and gas drilling. It includes step by step approach to the analyze wellbore instabilities. It provides worked out examples with solutions to everyday problems."
Provides access to:
Geology of Britain Viewer
UK Soil Observatory
Groundwater levels timeline
BGS maps portal
Open-loop ground source heat pumps
BGS Infiltration SuDS map
The Geology of Britain viewer is a simple tool, aimed at the general public, which helps you explore the geology where you live.
The UK Soil Observatory (UKSO) is a collaboration of institutions providing and delivering information about the diverse soil types of the UK. The UKSO map viewer is free and easy to use, and has some of the most accurate soil data for the UK available.
The groundwater levels timeline map viewer provides online access to a timeline of monthly groundwater levels across the UK from 1970 to the present day.
BGS maps portal provides high resolution viewing of images of almost all small and medium scale maps produced by BGS since mapping started in 1832.
Open-loop ground source heat pumps is a tool developed by the BGS in collaboration with the Environment Agency that provides an indication of whether the conditions for ground loop systems exist in a given area.
The national BGS infiltration SuDS map provides an assessment of the suitability of the subsurface for the installation of infiltration sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).
Updated daily, BSOL is the most complete collection of current, draft and withdrawn British Standards available anywhere.
BSOL includes all British standards and international and European standards that have been adopted as British standards (e.g. Eurocodes, OHSAS).
Note: this is searched by Discovery. However, if you know you are looking for standards it is quicker to search BSOL directly.
The FileOpen plugin is needed to download standards and to read them offline. You can install FileOpen on your own laptop, but downloading of standards via FileOpen is not currently available in the university PC labs.
When you download you a standard to read later, you will still need an internet connection to authenticate the documents the first time you open them. After that, you will be able to access the documents offline. The file downloaded is licensed to a sole named user who is permitted to install a single electronic copy of it, for use on a single computer. You are permitted to print a single copy of a document. Printing one or many pages, or the entire document will count as a single print so it’s recommended that if you need a printed version, that you print the entire document.