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Transcending Incrementalism

Energy Safety Research Institute, 23-24 April 2019

Transcending Incrementalism

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Project Management

Merrie K. Barron

The goal of this book is to provide the skills for science and engineer-ing to meet the challenges of their future careers, whether they be in academia, industry, or as an entrepreneur. Irrespective of your future career in science and engineering you will be involved in projects and an awareness of the factors that enable a successful project is important for all team members.

Portland Cement in the Energy Industry

Andrew R. Barron

Portland Cement (or simply “cement”) is the single most commonly used building material in the world today. Applications relating to the energy services industry are the primary focus of this work. In particular, the book is aimed at providing a primer for engineers in the oil industry. A knowledge of cement chemistry and the setting characteristics as well as strength development and retarder kinetics is of crucial importance to a successful “cement job”. This was nowhere more obvious when it was decisions over cement stability that ultimately led to the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on 20 April 2010, while drilling at the Macondo Prospect.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 1: Elemental Analysis

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 2: Physical and Thermal Methods

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 3: Chromatography

Andrew. R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 4: Chemical Speciation

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 5: Molecular and Solid State Structure

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 6: Surface Morphology and Structure at the Nanoscale

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 7: Device Performance

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Physical Methods in Chemistry and Nano Science. Volume 8: Applications of Analytical Methods

Andrew R. Barron

This Series intended as a survey of research techniques used in modern chemistry, materials science, and nanoscience.

Chemistry of the Main Group Elements

Andrew R. Barron

The main group elements represent the most prevalent elements in the Earth's crust, as well as most of the key elements of life, and have enormous industrial, economic, and environmental importance. In this regard an understanding of the chemistry of the main group elements is vital for students within science, engineering, and medicine; however, it is hoped that those who make political and economic decisions would make better ones (or at least more responsible ones) if they had a frac-tion of the knowledge of the world around them.

Organometallic Transition Metal Catalysis: A Holistic Approach to Understanding and Predicting their Mechanisms

Andrew R. Barron

The approach taken in this book, not to provide a Comprehensive Text like Cotton and Wilkinson (or as it now is, Cotton, Wilkinson, Murillo and Bochmann) and more of a Hitchhikers Guide to Organometallic Catalysis (apologies to the late Douglas Adams). It is the results of this journey that are covered in the present book.

A Case Study for the Potential of Carbon Capture and Storage in Qatar

Fahad Al-Sulaiti and Andrew R. Barron

This book collates research data on the current global implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), analyses the challenges of CO2 management in the long-term, as well as locates the opportunities of such technologies for the context of specific countries, in this case being Qatar. discussion, analysis findings are critically examined in relation to their economic feasibility in comparison to current environmental socioeconomic drivers, i.e., the vital economic out-put of the country’s dependence on the oil and gas sector, political threats from international relations and global climate change, as well as the lack of sustainable food and water sources in Qatar.

Hydrogen as an Energy Vector: Production, Storage and Distribution

Edmond Mkaratigwa and Andrew R. Barron

This book outlines the developments taking place in the energy sector. The main focus remains on hydrogen, but a discussion on the other energy sources that exist provided a comparative analysis on the possibility of use of hydrogen globally.

Micromodel Evaluation of Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Wafaa Al-Shatty, Shirin Alexander and Andrew R. Barron

The use of nanomaterials to EOR is a very attractive, yet challenging task, because prior to deployment in a reservoir it is necessary to gain an understanding of the relative performance of nanomaterials as compared to traditional methods. Although core flood methods offer a quantitative value for oil recovery, they do not provide detailed insight into mechanism. Micromodels have been used as a flexible method for determining the efficacy of nanomaterials as well as combinations of nanomaterials with surfactants and polymers. This book is aimed at providing an overview of methods whereby nanomaterials can be investigated with regard to EOR.

An Examination of the Feasibility of Producing Green Hydrogen from Curtailed, Onshore Wind Power using a North Wales Case Study

Victoria Griffiths and Charles Dunnill

This study will aim to examine the feasibility of producing hydrogen from curtailed onshore wind energy using a wind farm in North Wales as a case study. The research begins with a literature re-view and an analysis of the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of hydrogen production from onshore wind before presenting an original economic model, offering results on the specific economic fea-sibility of producing hydrogen from the curtailed generation of a wind farm in North Wales.

Chemistry of Electronic Materials

Andrew R Barron

The intention of this text is not to provide a comprehensive reference to all aspects of semiconductor device fabrication. After all there are myriad books already on that subject by authors more expert than I. Nor is it intended to be a review of ‘research results’ that, irrespective of their promise, have not been adopted into mainstream production. In this case there are enough academics touting their own results with promises of ‘saving the planet’. Instead it is aimed to provide a useful reference for those interested in the chemical aspects of the electronics industry.

Emerging Platforms in Fluid Flow Transport: Surfactants, Polymers, and Nanoparticles

Sajad Kiani, Shirin Alexander and Andrew R Barron

Chemical flooding in the oil reservoirs began as far back as the early 1920s. From the early 1990s, chemical flooding has progressed considerably facilitating huge amounts of oil production. Attention has most recently been turned towards chemicals such as surfactants, polymers, and nanoparticles to enhance fluid flow by overcoming strong chemical bonding between rock-fluid and fluid-fluid interfaces. This book begins with the fundamentals aimed at those with basic knowledge of petroleum engineering. The author’s objective is to deliver an uncomplicated introduction to the field of chemical flooding for oil recovery.