Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128158173

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing

4th Edition

Principles and Practices

Authors: Saeid Mokhatab William Poe John Mak
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128158173
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 750
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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing: Principles and Practices, Fourth Edition presents the latest processes and developments surrounding all forms of natural gas, including newer resources like shale and tight gas reservoirs. Covering the entire production spectrum, the book includes six new chapters on thermodynamic and energy efficiency analyses inside a gas processing plant, along with recent developments in dealing with sour gases and those that contain a variety of contaminants. In addition, this must-have edition provides a fresh look at new technologies and opportunities for solving current gas processing problems in plant design, operation, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Key Features

  • Helps users stay up-to-date on the natural gas processing industry, especially on the new processes surrounding unconventional gases
  • Contains new chapters entirely devoted to operations and process simulation
  • Reaffirm fundamentals with revised chapters on natural gas treatment and processing


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. Multiphase Natural Gas Transmission
4. Basic Concepts of Natural Gas Processing
5. Phase Separation
6. Condensate Production
7. Natural Gas Treating
8. Acid Gas 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. Natural Gas Measurement
16. Sales Gas Transmission
17. Outside Battery Limit Systems in Gas Processing Plants
18. Gas Processing Plant Automation
19. Gas Plant Operations
20. Process Modeling and Simulation of Gas Processing Plants
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


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About the Author

Saeid Mokhatab

Saeid Mokhatab is one of the most recognizable names in the natural gas community through his contributions to advancing the technologies in the natural gas processing industry. He has worked in a variety of senior technical and managerial positions with major petroleum companies and has been actively involved in several large-scale gas-field development projects, concentrating on design, precommissioning and startup of processing plants. He has presented numerous invited lectures on gas processing technologies, and has authored or co-authored over 200 technical publications including two well-known Elsevier’s handbooks, which are considered by many as major references to be taken into account for any gas processing/LNG project in development. He founded the world’s first peer-reviewed journal devoted to the natural gas science and engineering (published by Elsevier, USA); has held editorial positions in many scientific journals/book publishing companies for the hydrocarbon processing industry; and served as a member of technical committees for a number of professional societies and famous gas-processing conferences worldwide. As a result of his outstanding work in the natural gas industry, he has received a number of international awards/medals including the Einstein Gold Medal of Honor and Kapitsa Gold Medal of Honor; and his biography has been listed in highly prestigious directories.

Affiliations and Expertise

Gas Processing Consultant, UAE

William Poe

William A. “Bill” Poe is a Senior Principal Technical Consultant at the Invensys Division of Schneider Electric, USA. He has over 30 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. Bill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, has authored or co-authored more than 50 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

Business Consultant, Invensys Operations Management, USA

John Mak

John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, USA, and leads the technology and design development for the chemical and energy sectors at Fluor. He has been with Fluor for over 40 years and has been leading domestic and global oil and gas and refinery projects from conceptual design, feasibility study, FEED and detailed engineering to plant startup and operation. John has made significant contributions to the technologies in natural gas treating, NGL recovery, LNG liquefaction and regasification, coal gasification and carbon capture. He is the co-author of the Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas - 1st edition (2013) published by Elsevier, USA, and has presented over 60 technical papers at the GPA (Gas Processors Association) and LRGCC (Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference), China Coal Forum and other technical conferences. John is the inventor of over 80 patent and patent-pending processes, which have been used in projects at Fluor. His patented technologies have been proven to improve energy efficiency, lower emissions, and reduce cost for many of his clients. John’s current focus is on liquid recovery for shale gas projects and treating of the difficult gases, such as the high carbon dioxide and nitrogen content gases for offshore projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow and Technical Director, Fluor, USA

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