The previous recommendation page was getting unwieldy to edit, so I created a new one.
Some Oil and Gas Books
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production (2nd Edition) The History of the Standard Oil Company, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE)
Some interesting IChemE safety-related publications:
The Safety Relief Valve Handbook: Design and Use of Process Safety Valves to ASME and International Codes and Standards (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE), HAZOP: Guide to Best Practice, 2nd Edition – IChemE, Liquid Hydrocarbon Tank Fires (BP Process Safety Series) – IChemE
Here are some ChemEng books selected by Amazon:
Here are some fundamental chem eng books I would recommend:
Here are some books from the CCPS:
Guidelines for Safe and Reliable Instrumented Protective Systems
Incidents That Define Process Safety (CCPS Concept Books)
Guidelines for Process Hazards Analysis (PHA, HAZOP), Hazards Identification, and Risk Analysis
Ludwig’s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Fourth Edition, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition, Chemical Engineering Design: Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design.
Since I’ve been exposed to FPSO’s recently, here’s a selection for you to be introduced to the topic:
FPSO Handbook, Ship-shaped Offshore Installations: Design, Building, and Operation, Floating Production Storage and Offloading: Vessel size, Topsides design, Re-fabrication, Hydrostatic analysis and Mooring system design
Let’s talk a bit about deepwater books:
For those of you who have a healthy skepticism to my industry, these books are for you:
Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider, The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, Barbarians of Oil: How the World’s Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth (Agora Series)
Continue your technical safety education
Some interesting book on display at Kinokunya:
Here is a selection of books which I am re-reading.
The following books have an interesting way of presenting history. Don’t let the word ‘cartoon’ fool you, there is a lot of reading in this set. Cartoon History of the Universe 1 Vol. 1-7 (Cartoon History of the Universe) (Pt.1), The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Pt.2), The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance
Here are some hard boiled detective novels for a change.
I find that photography is more and more important when going to site, using it a record of finding, interesting things to share or lampoon, depending on your taste.
You need to improve your Excel massage skills if you want to be an engineer. Here are some words to help you along.
Since you need to write a lot of reports, here’s a suggestion of Word 2010 books to spice up your reports.
Some books on the history of hacking:
With all the unfortunate accidents happening in Malaysian waters lately, I think a selection of safety books is in order:
Functional Safety, Second Edition: A Straightforward Guide to Applying IEC 61508 and Related Standards, Layer of Protection Analysis: Simplified Process Risk Assessment (Camino del Sol), Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A STRAIGHTFOWARD GUIDE TO FUNCTIONAL SAFETY, IEC 61508 (2010 EDITION) AND RELATED STANDARDS, INCLUDING PROCESS IEC 61511 AND MACHINERY IEC 62061 AND ISO 13849
How about reading up on LNG?
Here’s a switch, a fiction novel combining diving, welding, oil & gas and family.
I’ve had days of interpreting bad data. Apparently is catching.
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax”, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients