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Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual

Although the processing of natural gas is in many respects less complicated than the processing and refining of crude oil, it is equally as necessary before its use by end users. The actual process used to separate oil from natural gas, as well as the equipment that is used, can vary widely. Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual provides engineers with the ability to understand and select the most efficient and cost effective method to fit their individual needs. Designed for engineers, technologists, and operations personnel involved in the design and operation of gas processing facilities, the book starts with an explanation of the terms and theories used throughout the industry. This is followed by clear and rigorous exposition of sweetness processes such as Solid Bed Adsorption, Chemical Solvents, Physical Solvents, Distillation, and Gas Permeation. Exercises appear at the conclusion of each chapter with hints in addition to full solutions.

Other topics include Design Procedure, Design Examples, Problems and Practical Solutions, Value of NGL Components, Liquid Recovery Process, Absorption/Lean Oil Process, Joule-Thomson, Refrigeration and Cryogenic (Expansion Turbine) Plants. Chapters involving applications cover Direct Conversion of H2S to Sulfur, Removal of H2S to Meet Pipeline Qualities, Removal of CO2 to Meet Pipeline Qualities and Selection Charts.

Engineers and process designers will find this text a valuable guide to gas sweetening process and equipment, both in terms of its application to efficient and cost effective operations. It will prove particularly useful to readers who want a "quick reference" guide to field operations and procedures as well as those readers who wish to increase their knowledge of best practices.


Production Engineers, Reservoir Engineer ,Chemical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Any engineers working with the production, transportation, or drilling of natural gas

Paperback, 200 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85617-982-9


  • Part One: Gas Sweetening


    Section One: Acid Gas Considerations

    Section Two: Sweetening Processes

    Section Three: Solid Bed Absorption

    Section Four: Chemical Solvents

    Section Five: Physical Solvents

    Section Six: Direct Conversion oh H2S to Sulfur

    Section Seven: Distillation Process

    Section Eight: Gas Permeation Process

    Section Nine: Design Procedure

    Section Ten: Design Examples

    Section Eleven: Problems and Practical Solutions

    Part Two: Gas Processing

    Section One: Gas Processing Overview

    Section Two: NGL Recovery

    Section Three: Value of NGL Components

    Section Four: Liquid Recovery Process

    Section Five: Absorption/Lean Oil Process

    Section Six: Joule-Thomson

    Section Seven: Refrigeration

    Section Eight: Cryogenic (Expansion Turbine) Plants

    Section Nine: Process Selection

    Section Ten: Fractionation

    Section Eleven: Design Considerations


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