Helpful offshore book tips

Oil 101

The book Oil 101 by Morgan Downey is a perfect guide for anyone who wants to understand more about the oil industry. One of the hallmarks of the book is the fact that it is actually very simple to understand – something that many similar books fail to do. This book tries to keep things as straightforward as possible. The book, coming in at more than 450 pages, covers quite a bit of territory too. It includes info about the history of oil production, along with what happens during refining, creating the product, storing and transporting and more.

This is an important book because it can give people a much better overall view of the industry and just why the prices are the way they are. Few people outside of the industry truly understand the entire process, and this book helps to change that. With as much information as the book contains, you might think it is too dense and “heavy” to read, but that’s not the case. Morgan is a good author and is able to keep the information easy to read so everyone can understand it. Oil 101 is highly recommended for anyone who wants to have a better grasp of the industry.


Don’t Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs

Paul Carter has been an oil rig worker since he was eighteen years old. Most people don’t understand the job or the dangers that it can often entail, but Carter does a wonderful job of enlightening people thanks to his engaging and often humorous style, along with real world experience he brings to the pages. The book Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse is a wonderful and hilarious look at what it is like working on these rigs. Carter is a funny and gifted writer, and he’s able to bring people who have no idea what working in the field is like right into his world.

In the book, he tells some fascinating stories about working on rigs in Tunisia, Vietnam, the North Sea, Borneo, and more. He has tales about getting hijacked and held hostage, shot at, and much more. As dangerous as some of the things he’s done might be, and even though he’s been in trouble quite a bit, he still manages to keep the content of the book light and fun. The book is a fantastic read that scratches the itch for anyone looking for some adventure.


This Is Not a Drill

Paul Carter, author of Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse, has a new book out, and it is just as funny and engaging as the first outing. This is Not a Drill: Just Another Glorious Day in the Oilfield follows in the same vein as the first book, and those who are returning to the hilarious world of Paul Carter will surely be pleased. The book features some amazing stories from Carter’s actual life. He has been all around the world, including exotic places such as Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, and Thailand working on rigs.

This book starts just about where the other one ends, and we get to learn even more about the hilarity – and dangers – that rig workers face. Carter has had a number of adventures during his years on the rigs. Some of the most impressive stories include the time he almost drowned on a Russian rig, and the time he was in Afghanistan with a group that contracted real life mercenaries. One of the great things about reading Carter’s books is the sense of place he offers. You really get to feel as though you are on those adventures along with him all without the dangerous of getting into any real trouble!


Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language

Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language by Martin S. Raymond and William L. Leffler is the perfect intro to understanding everything that goes on with gas and oil production. Just as the title indicates, the language used in the book is nontechnical, so even those who are brand new to the field and who are just trying to glean a bit more information to the process will have no trouble understanding. By the time they finish with the book, they should have an excellent grasp of what it takes to find the oil, drill, and process it. The book even covers the equipment used in the process.

Who can use this book? It is actually helpful for many different sorts of individuals. Those who are studying geology or those who want to get into the petroleum field will find it immensely useful. However, other professionals who work in areas adjacent to oil and gas, such as salespeople, could find the knowledge useful as well. The authors work to make understanding the overall production process as simple as possible. They take away the majority of the advanced technical terms and theories to make it easy and fascinating reading for everyone who wants to know more. It is a highly recommended and easy to read book for the field.

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