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Great book. I read in a two days. Some parts may be too technical for my taste but you get the point. What i like by mr. Smill is that he doesnt approach the subject from a moral standpoint but clearly scientific. Perfect read for anyone who would like to get to know more about oil. And the quote i like the best”we didnt get out from a stone age because we ran out oif stones, but because we developed...”
This book fails to do what it sets out for: deliver a clear, concise introduction into the oil industry that can be read by a novice. It is instead full of jargon and unexplained technical concepts that make it illegible to anyone who does not have a solid background in engineering or chemistry. Whilst the knowledge of the author is undisputed, the task of covering such a vast amount of information in 200 pages is simply impossible. Do no read this book unless you are an oil engineer.
This is an excellent primer on oil for people who want to be oil-literate. It's a 2017 update of a book whose first edition was published in 2008. Here's what the book covers. - Oil's uses and benefits. - What oil is, how it's found, and where it's been found. - How oil is produced, transported and processed. - Oil economics and politics. - Oil-related social and environmental issues. - Oil-related energy security issues. - How long oil will last. There are 28 helpful charts and diagrams, many excellent sidebar essays, and 4 appendices. Highly recommended.
Everything one needs to know about the basic composition, formation, refining, and transportation of oil is found in this book. Grounded in scientific fact, Smil lays it all out here. Definitely worth the read!