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Natural Gas Hydrates

A Guide for Engineers

Rarely covered in formal engineering courses, natural gas hydrates are a common problem and real-life danger for engineers worldwide. Updated and more practical than ever, Natural Gas Hydrates, Third Edition helps managers and engineers get up to speed on all the most common hydrate types, how to forecast when they will appear, and safely mitigate their removal. Known for being highly flammable, gas hydrates are a preventable threat that can costs millions of dollars in damage, as well as take the lives of workers and engineers on the rig. The third edition of Natural Gas Hydrates is enhanced with today’s more complex yet practical utilization needs including:

  • New hydrate types and formers, including mercaptans and other sulfur compounds
  • Vital information on how to handle hydrate formation in the wellbore, useful information in light of the Macondo explosion and resulting oil spill
  • More detailed phase diagrams, such as ternary systems, as well as more relevant multicomponent mixtures


Chemical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Completion Engineers, and Production Engineers

Hardbound, 340 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-800074-8


  • Preface to First Edition

    Preface to Second Edition

    Preface to Third Edition


    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Hydrate Types and Formers

    Chapter 3: Hand Calculation Methods

    Chapter 4: Computer Methods

    Chapter 5: Inhibiting Hydrate Formation with Chemicals

    Chapter 6: Dehydration of Natural Gas

    Chapter 7: Combating Hydrates using Heat and Pressure

    Chapter 8: Physical Properties of Hydrates

    Chapter 9: Phase Diagrams

    Chapter 10: Water Content of Natural Gas

    Chapter 11: Additional Topics



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