Tag: Oil

Oil and World Politics The real story of today’s conflict zones Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more


John Foster, "Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more"
English | ISBN: 145941344X | 2018 | 280 pages | EPUB | 1253 KB
Petroleum is the most valuable commodity in the world and an enormous source of wealth for those who sell it, transport it and transform it for its many uses. As the engine of modern economies and industries, governments everywhere want to assure steady supplies. Without it, their economies would grind to a standstill.Since petroleum is not evenly distributed around the world, powerful countries want to be sure they have access to supplies and markets, whatever the cost to the environment or to human life. Coveting the petroleum of another country is against the rules of international law – yet if accomplished surreptitiously, under the cover of some laudable action, it’s a bonanza. This is the basis of "the petroleum game," where countries jockey for control of the world’s oil and natural gas. It’s an ongoing game of rivalry among global and regional countries, each pursuing its own interests and using whatever tools, allies and organizations offer possible advantage.John Foster has spent his working life as an oil economist. He understands the underlying role played by oil and gas in international affairs. He identifies the hidden issues behind many of the conflicts in the world today. He explores military interventions (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), tensions around international waterways (Persian Gulf, South China Sea), and use of sanctions or political interference related to petroleum trade (Iran, Russia, Venezuela). He illuminates the petroleum-related reasons for government actions usually camouflaged and rarely discussed publicly by Western politicians or media.Petroleum geopolitics are complex. When clashes and conflicts occur, they are multi-dimensional. This book ferrets out pieces of the multi-faceted puzzle in the dark world of petroleum and fits them together.

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A Step-by-step Picture Guide To Oil Paintings Practice To Understand The Process


A Step-by-step Picture Guide To Oil Paintings: Practice To Understand The Process by Clinton Beckey
English | 2022 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B09PDZDBV5 | 135 pages | EPUB | 1.83 Mb
The oil painting has been an artistic medium revered for centuries! It’s beloved for its bright and rich colors, resulting in awe-inspiring paintings. Taking time to create paintings adds real value to your life, with benefits such as decreased stress, exercising your imagination, improved concentration, and new challenges! While oil painting does take some getting used to, once you dedicate a little time and effort, you will no doubt fall in love with their versatility and unique beauty – and the process!

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A Pipeline Runs Through It The Story of Oil from Ancient Times to the First World War


A Pipeline Runs Through It: The Story of Oil from Ancient Times to the First World War by Keith Fisher
English | August 4, 2022 | ISBN: 0241558220 | True PDF | 754 pages | 10.55 MB
Petroleum has always been used by humans: as an adhesive by Neanderthals, as a waterproofing agent in Noah’s Ark and as a weapon during the Crusades. Its eventual extraction from the earth in vast quantities transformed light, heat and power. A Pipeline Runs Through It is a fresh, comprehensive in-depth look at the social, economic, political and geopolitical forces involved in our transition to the modern oil age. It tells an extraordinary origin story, from the pre-industrial history of petroleum through to large-scale production in the mid-nineteenth century and the development of a dominant, fully-fledged oil industry by the early twentieth century.

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Soviet Oil The Move Offshore


Stephen Lewarne, "Soviet Oil: The Move Offshore"
English | ISBN: 036728832X | 2019 | 190 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
This book details some of the problems experienced in the Soviet petroleum industry and includes a discussion on the downward trend in petroleum production. It reviews a geological assessment of the offshore region and presents a discussion of activities in the Soviet offshore waters.

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Basic Oil Painting Tutorial Color Still Life


Basic Oil Painting Tutorial: Color Still Life by Kevin Todd
English | 2022 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B09ZLMN5XQ | 95 pages | EPUB | 2.37 Mb
This book is mainly for basic art teaching. The book is divided into three main parts: the first part is the basic knowledge of color, including knowledge about color, color classification, color test scoring standards, practice on hue, small color drafts, practice on variation, etc.; the second part is the shaping of individual objects, including step-by-step interpretation, knowledge inside and outside the classroom, etc.; the third part is the combination of still life practice, including fruit-based practice, pot-based practice, flower-based practice, color block design concept, picture analysis, work appreciation, etc. The third part is a combination of still life exercises, including fruit-based exercises, pot-based exercises, flower-based exercises, color block design ideas, picture analysis, and work appreciation.

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Oil in China From Self-Reliance to Internationalization


Oil in China: From Self-Reliance to Internationalization By Lim Tai Wei
2009 | 184 Pages | ISBN: 9814273767 | PDF | 1 MB
This book examines the political and conceptual metamorphosis of China’s oil industry from self-reliance to internationalization. Through the empirical case study of Daqing, the premiere oilfield of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for most of the postwar period and a symbol of industrialization as well as self-reliance, key historical developmental concepts and events are analyzed. Japan’s role in stimulating the development of the China’s oil industry will also be highlighted as the Japanese government and its business sectors emerged as a supplier of technology and equipment to the Chinese oil industry as well as China’s first major oil customer in the early internationalization phase of the PRC’s oil industry.

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Oil Spaces Exploring the Global Petroleumscape


Oil Spaces: Exploring the Global Petroleumscape
English | 2022 | ISBN: 0367417510 | 301 Pages | PDF (True) | 95 MB
Oil Spaces traces petroleum’s impact through a range of territories from across the world, showing how industrially drilled petroleum and its refined products have played a major role in transforming the built environment in ways that are often not visible or recognized. Over the past century and a half, industrially drilled petroleum has powered factories, built cities, and sustained nation-states. It has fueled ways of life and visions of progress, modernity, and disaster.

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Acoustic and Vibrational Enhanced Oil Recovery


Acoustic and Vibrational Enhanced Oil Recovery
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1119760151 | 414 Pages | EPUB (True) | 15 MB
Oil and gas is still a major energy source all over the world, and techniques like these, which are more environmentally friendly and inexpensive than many previous development and production technologies, are important for making fossil fuels more sustainable and less hazardous to the environment.

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