Raz’s RR 2

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:

Troubleshooting Process Operations, 4th Edition, Process Technology Troubleshooting, Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition (Dekker Mechanical Engineering)

Here are some fundamental chem eng books I would recommend:

Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, Transport Phenomena, Revised 2nd Edition.

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

How about a selection of books on chemical plants?

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.

I see Maurice Stewart has some new books:

Gas Dehydration Field Manual, Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual, Gas-Liquid And Liquid-Liquid Separators

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:

Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production, A Sea in Flames, Disaster on The Horizon.

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

Process Safety Analysis: An IntroductionHazard Identification and Risk Assessment – IChemE, LNG Risk Based Safety: Modeling and Consequence AnalysisProcess Safety Analysis: An Introduction.

Some interesting book on display at Kinokunya:

Modern Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery: Theory and Practice, Offshore Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance, Glossary of the Petroleum Industry: English/Spanish & Spanish/English

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.

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1), Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2), Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3)

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.

Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

You need to improve your Excel massage skills if you want to be an engineer. Here are some words to help you along.

Excel 2010 Bible, Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet’s Bookshelf), Excel for Scientists and Engineers: Numerical Methods

Since you need to write a lot of reports, here’s a suggestion of Word 2010 books to spice up your reports.

Microsoft Word 2010 In Depth, Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft)), Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple: Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word 2010!

Some books on the history of hacking:

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution – 25th Anniversary Edition, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet, The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

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?

LNG: A Nontechnical Guide, Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition (Dekker Mechanical Engineering), Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis

Here’s a switch, a fiction novel combining diving, welding, oil & gas and family.

The Underwater Welder, Welding: Principles and Applications, Professional Diver’s Manual on Wet-Welding

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

120 Responses to Raz’s RR 2

  1. maiLL says:

    hye raz, been enjoying ur blog.. i’m actually from a different industry, just wanna learn more about petroleum engineering + O&G (plus considering getting into the O&G industry also), Saw ur recommended reads nontech guide….. by Hyne, is it the best? I saw the reviews, clearly the winner over The ptroleum industry non tech guide by Conaway. O&G industry: a non tech guide by Leffler & Raymond also seems good. Just ur comments?

    • Wata says:

      maiLL: I think the Hyne’s book is broader than the Raymond book. I don’t have ready access to them, and have to rely on Amazon’s ranking and reviews. I think there are a few copies in Kinokunya, KLCC for you to flick through, I recall looking at them there (and taking photos of the covers for reference!). Though, once you select, I hope to see your purchase through my bookstore.

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