Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing

Principles and Practices

4th Edition - October 18, 2018

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  • Authors: Saeid Mokhatab, William Poe, John Mak
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128158173
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158784

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Written by an internationally-recognized team of natural gas industry experts, the fourth edition of Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing is a unique, well-researched, and comprehensive work on the design and operation aspects of natural gas transmission and processing. Six new chapters have been added to include detailed discussion of the thermodynamic and energy efficiency of relevant processes, and recent developments in treating super-rich gas, high CO2 content gas, and high nitrogen content gas with other contaminants. The new material describes technologies for processing today’s unconventional gases, providing a fresh approach in solving today’s gas processing challenges including greenhouse gas emissions. The updated edition is an excellent platform for gas processors and educators to understand the basic principles and innovative designs necessary to meet today’s environmental and sustainability requirement while delivering acceptable project economics.

Key Features

  • Covers all technical and operational aspects of natural gas transmission and processing.
  • Provides pivotal updates on the latest technologies, applications, and solutions.
  • Helps to understand today’s natural gas resources, and the best gas processing technologies.
  • Offers design optimization and advice on the design and operation of gas plants.


Professional gas processing engineers and technologists, gas-processing plant designers and operators, scientists and researchers working in the natural gas industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Natural Gas Fundamentals
    2. Phase Behavior of Natural Gas Systems
    3. Raw Gas Transmission
    4. Basic Concepts of Natural Gas Processing
    5. Phase Separation
    6. Condensate Production
    7. Natural Gas Treating
    8. Sulfur Recovery and Handling
    9. Natural Gas Dehydration and Mercaptans Removal
    10. Mercury Removal
    11. Natural Gas Liquids Recovery
    12. Nitrogen Rejection and Helium Recovery
    13. Unconventional Gas Processing
    14. Natural Gas Compression 
    15. Sales Gas Transmission
    16. Natural Gas Measurement
    17. Gas Processing Plant Operations
    18. Utility and Offsite Systems in Gas Processing Plants
    19. Process Modeling and Simulation of Gas Processing Plants
    20. Gas Processing Plant Automation
    21. Real-Time Optimization of Gas Processing Plants
    22. Energy and Exergy Analyses of Gas Processing Plants
    23. Maximizing Profitability of Gas Plant Assets
    24. Gas Plant Project Management

    1. Conversion Factors
    2. Standard Gas Conditions
    3. Physical Properties of Fluids

Product details

  • No. of pages: 862
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2018
  • Published: October 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128158173
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158784

About the Authors

Saeid Mokhatab

Saeid Mokhatab is recognized globally as a process technology expert in the fields of natural gas processing and LNG. For over two decades, he has been actively involved in different aspects of several large-scale gas processing and LNG projects, from conceptual design through plant startup and operations support. He has contributed to the understanding of gas processing & LNG knowledge, practices, and technologies through 300 technical papers and 3 reference books (published by Elsevier in the US), which are widely read and highly respected. He founded the Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering and has served on the editorial/advisory boards of leading professional publications pertaining to gas processing and LNG. He has also been an active member of several professional societies, including the SPE and GPA Europe, and has served on the technical program/advisory committee of many acclaimed gas processing conferences worldwide. As a result of his outstanding work in the natural gas industry, he has received a number of international awards and medals and has been listed in highly prestigious biographical directories.

Affiliations and Expertise

Gas Processing Consultant, Canada

William Poe

William A. “Bill” Poe is a Senior Principal Technical Consultant at AVEVA, the United States. He has over 35 years of international business and industrial experience in design, operations and project management of gas processing plants with a special focus on automation, multivariable predictive control (MPC), advanced process control (APC), optimization design and implementation, and real-time performance monitoring. Bill started his career at Shell Oil Company, USA, in 1981, working over a decade in natural gas processing plants operations and engineering as well as management of multimillion-dollar projects. In 1993, he joined Continental Controls to lead the process engineering department in support of executing contracts with the Gas Research Institute, USA, where he developed new multivariable control applications in the natural gas industry. After joining GE as part of the Continental Controls acquisition, he became vice president of this division of GE where his responsibilities included direction of product development, projects, technical sales support, and customer service for multivariable control and optimization applications in the natural gas industry. In 2001, Bill joined Invensys Process Systems, USA, where he has developed APC and Optimization Master Plans for international companies such as Saudi Aramco, ADNOC, Statoil, and PDVSA, as well as automation and advanced process control feasibility studies for over 100 natural gas processing plants worldwide. After Schneider Electric acquired Invensys Process Systems in 2014 and merged its software division with AVEVA in 2018, he has continued to work with the top gas processing companies. Bill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, and made numerous technical presentations at prestigious international conferences. He received the GE Innovators Award in 1999 and attained the Invensys Circle of Excellence in 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Technical Consultant, AVEVA, USA

John Mak

John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, the United States, and leads the technology and design development for Fluor chemical and energy division. He is the technical expert and SME with Fluor for over 40 years and has been leading major oil and gas, petrochemical and refinery projects from conceptual designs, feasibility studies, FEED development, detailed engineering, to plant start-up and performance testing. John has made contributions to innovations in natural gas treating and processing, NGL recovery, LNG liquefaction and regasification, synthesis gas purification, and carbon capture methods. John is the co-author of the Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas, first edition (2013) published by Elsevier, the United States. He has published over 80 technical papers and has frequently presented his findings at technical conferences such as GPA Midstream Convention, GPA Europe, Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, LNG Summit, Offshore Technology Conference, GASTECH, and China Coal Forum. John is the inventor of over 90 patents and patent pending processes. John is specializing in more complex NGL recovery designs for conventional and unconventional gases, treating high CO2 content gases using physical solvents, acid gas removal with amines, cryogenic nitrogen rejection and helium recovery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow and Technical Director, Fluor, USA

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