The book, co-authored by AGR professionals Mark Cook (Aberdeen), Mark Graham (Perth) and Frank Jahn (Addis Ababa) is considered one of the leading publications for graduates entering the oil and gas sector and specialists wanting to broaden their understanding of the business. All three authors remain engaged with daily AGR operations holding positions as AGR Principal Reservoir Engineer, Director of Reservoir Management (APAC) and AGR TRACS Training Associate Trainer respectively.
Only last November it was reported on agr.com that the book had been translated into Portuguese for the fast-growing Brazilian energy market and now only a few months later it is being translated for the Chinese market.
The book is now available in English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese.
Mark Graham said: “Through AGR TRACS Training we deliver courses all over the world and the distribution of this publication within many oil and gas companies has a very positive impact on our business. It is interesting that in an era when access to learning is increasingly on-line and delivered through screens people still attach value to an old fashioned book!”
The hardback was first published in the Netherlands in 1998 by Elsevier as part of its Developments in Petroleum series. Sustained strong demand for the book encouraged Elsevier to publish an up-dated second edition in 2008 and the book continues to sell well today.