Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas


  • Saeid Mokhatab, Independent Consultant, Canada
  • John Mak, Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, USA
  • Jaleel Valappil, Jaleel V. Valappil is a senior engineering specialist with Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals in Houston, TX, USA
  • David Wood, David A. Wood is actively involved in research, publication and training program and is the assistant editor-in-chief of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a commercially attractive phase of the commodity that facilitates the efficient handling and transportation of natural gas around the world. The LNG industry, using technologies proven over decades of development, continues to expand its markets, diversify its supply chains and increase its share of the global natural gas trade. The Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas is a timely book as the industry is currently developing new large sources of supply and the technologies have evolved in recent years to enable offshore infrastructure to develop and handle resources in more remote and harsher environments. It is the only book of its kind, covering the many aspects of the LNG supply chain from liquefaction to regasification by addressing the LNG industries’ fundamentals and markets, as well as detailed engineering and design principles. A unique, well-documented, and forward-thinking work, this reference book provides an ideal platform for scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in the LNG industry to gain a better understanding of the key basic and advanced topics relevant to LNG projects in operation and/or in planning and development.
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Professional LNG process engineers and technologists, LNG plant designers and operators, scientists and researchers working in the LNG industry


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-404585-9


“This book is a great primer on all aspects of the LNG Industry. It contains the key information we all search for in a single location and it does an excellent job of highlighting the key considerations that must be taken into account for any LNG project in development.”
Tom Phalen, Vice President of Upstream Project Operations, Fluor, USA

“As well as covering some topics rarely discussed and hard to find in the literature, the complex elements of the LNG industry are fully addressed in a straightforward fashion that makes the book appealing to all parties who are involved in the global LNG business.”
Philip Hunter, Senior LNG Consultant, Bechtel, UK

“This is the first book which has filled all the gaps in the treatment of complete LNG supply chain from conceptual to commissioning and beyond. I will highly recommend it as a textbook for any Natural Gas graduate degree program anywhere.”
Dr. Suresh C. Sharma, Professor and Director of Natural Gas Engineering and Management, University of Oklahoma, USA

“This comprehensive handbook provides practical guidance for all professionals in the LNG industry while maintaining as much rigor as possible. I believe academic institutions that have courses in natural gas engineering should consider this handbook as a textbook.”
Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 LNG Fundamentals

Chapter 2 Feed Conditioning and NGL Recovery Technologies

Chapter 3 Natural Gas Liquefaction

Chapter 4 Energy and Exergy Analyses of Refrigeration/Liquefaction Cycles

Chapter 5 Natural Gas Liquefaction Cycle Enhancements and Optimization

Chapter 6 Process Control and Automation of LNG Plants

Chapter 7 LNG Plant and Regasification Terminal Operations

Chapter 8 Dynamic Simulation and Optimization of LNG Plants

Chapter 9 LNG Safety and Security Aspects

Chapter 10 Advances and Innovations in LNG Industry

Chapter 11 LNG Project Management

Appendix 1 - An LNG Primer – Basic Facts and Myths Surrounding the Industry

Appendix 2 - Modeling the Phase Behavior of LNG Systems with Equations of State

Appendix 3 - LNG Plant Relief and Flare Systems Design Guidelines