Shale Gas Production Processes


  • James Speight, Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

The extraction of natural gas from shale formations is no simple task and perhaps the
most expensive when compared to over unconventional gases. Although, its popularity
has grown over the years, there is much to be done to make their production and
processing more cost-effective. Brief but comprehensive, Shale Gas Production Processes
begins with an overview of the chemistry, engineering and technology of shale gas. This
is quickly followed by self-contained chapters concerning new and evolving process
technologies and their applications as well as environmental regulations.
Written in an easy to read format, Shale Gas Production Processes will prove useful for
those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as
well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a
general overview or update of the science and technology of shale gas. In addition, the
book discusses methods used to reduce environmental footprint and improve
well performance.
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Production Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Process Engineers, Geologists, Research and Development Engineers


Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-404571-2


"He covers the origin of shale gas, shale gas resources in the US and around the world, production technology, shale gas properties and processing, and environmental issues."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013

Table of Contents

1. Origin of Shale Gas

2. Occurrence

3. Resources

World Resources

US Resources

4. Production Technology

Shale Drilling and Completion


5. Production Trends

6. Environmental Issues