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petroleum resource book(s)

petroleum resource book(s)

petroleum resource book(s)

I am a mechanical engineering expanding my horizons and helping our oil/gas division. I was wondering if there is resource book(s) which will help guide me with pipe data/specs, valve specs, pump selection, fluid properties etc. In mechanical engineering I regularly utilize NAVCO Piping Datalog and Cameron Hydraulic. I am still learning the differences between my current role and my new one. I am not sure if these resource books apply, if not what are some good resource books? I have access to the API resources. Thank you in advance.

RE: petroleum resource book(s)

The first book I bought when I got a similar assignment was Petroleum Engineering Handbook by Bradley from SPE Press (you can get it at Amazon, I use it a lot, kinda pricey at $400, but I've found it to be worth it. The book I absolutely use the most is the GPSA Field Data Book which is available from GPSA for $260. Again, pricey but I wouldn't want to do my job without it. I use Cameron Hydraulic a lot. I've not heard of NAVCO, but reading about it at sites that sell it, I probably won't be adding it to my library.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

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