Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing gives engineers and managers complete coverage of natural gas transmission and processing in the most rapidly growing sector to the petroleum industry. The authors provide a unique discussion of new technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally appealing at the same time. It is an invaluable reference on natural gas engineering and the latest techniques for all engineers and managers moving to natural gas processing as well as those currently working on natural gas projects.
- Provides practicing engineers critical information on all aspects of gas gathering, processing and transmission
- First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail
- Examines natural gas energy costs and pricing with the aim of delivering on the goals of efficiency, quality and profit
Petroleum Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Chemical Engineers, any engineer working with natural gas
Table of Contents Foreword Preface Dedication Acknowledgements Endorsements Authors Biographical Sketches
Chapter 1: Natural Gas Fundamental 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Natural Gas History 1.3 Natural Gas Origin and Composition 1.4 Gas Sources 1.4.1 Non-associated Gas 1.4.2 Associated Gas 1.4.3 Coal Bed Methane 1.5 Natural Gas Phase Behavior 1.6 Natural Gas Properties 1.6.1 Chemical and Physical Properties 1.6.2 Gas Specific Gravity 1.6.3 Ideal and Real Gas Laws 1.6.4 Gas Formation Volume Factor 1.6.5 Gas Density 1.6.6 Isothermal Compressibility of Gases 1.6.7 Gas Viscosity 1.7 Quality 1.8 Transportation 1.8.1 Pipelines 1.8.2 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 1.8.3 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 1.8.4 Gas-to-Solid (GTS) 1.8.5 Gas-to-Power (GTP) 1.8.6 Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) 1.8.7 Gas-to-Commodity (GTC) 1.9 References
Chapter 2: Natural Gas Energy Pricing
2.2 Energy Pricing, Supply and Demand
2.3 Sustainability and the Increasing Fascination with Natural Gas
2.4 Is Natural Gas Always “Non-renewable”?
2.5 U.S. Natural Gas – Pricing, Markets, Risk Management, and Supply
2.5.1 Some Features of Current Natural Gas Pricing in the U.S.
2.5.2 U.S. Energy Markets: The Regulation-Deregulation Nexus
2.5.3 Energy Price Volatility and Derivatives
2.5.4 Natural Gas Supply in North America 184.108.40.206 The Special Position of the U.S. 220.127.116.11
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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.
Gas Processing Consultant, Halifax, NS, Canada
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.
Business Consultant, Invensys Operations Management, USA
James G. Speight is a senior fuel consultant as well as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah, USA. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the characterization, properties, and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels and as a chemist with more than 35 years of experience in thermal/process chemistry, thermodynamics, refining of petroleum, heavy oil, and tar sand bitumen, and physics of crude with emphasis on distillation, visbreaking, coking units, and oil-rock or oil catalyst interactions. Speight is currently Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Energy Sources-Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, and Energy Sources-Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy. He is also the author/editor/compiler of more than 25 books and bibliographies related to fossil fuel processing and environmental issues. Speight was Chief Scientific Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of the Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY, USA, from 1984 to 2000. During this period he led a staff of more that 150 scientists, engineers, and technicians in developing new technology for gas processing, petroleum, shale oil, tar sand bitumen, and asphalt. Speight has considerable expertise in evaluating new technologies for patentability and commercial application. As a result of his work, he was awarded the Diploma of Honor, National Petroleum Engineering Society, for outstanding contributions to the petroleum industry in 1995 and the Gold Medal of Russian Academy of Sciences (Natural) for outstanding work in the area of petroleum science in 1996. He has also received the Specialist Invitation Program Speakers Award from NEDO (New Energy Development Organization, Government of Japan) in 1987 and again in 1996 for his contributions to coal research. In 2001, he was also awarded the Einstein Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Natural) in recognition of outstanding contributions and
Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and Energy Sources; Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering, University of Utah, USA
"We are entering into an economic cycle where natural gas is going to play the leading role as energy source than what it played in the past century. It has been called the Gas Economy. This book intends to educate in the areas of gas transmission and processing discussing new technology in these areas. I recommend that you consider this practical book for quick reference in your day-to-day business." Jorge H. Foglietta, Director of Technology Development and Process Engineering, ABB Lummus Global Inc. – Randall Gas Technologies, USA "This is an excellent document that combines all facets of engineering within the oil and gas business from source to supply. As well as supporting our engineering design industry this work will offer a comprehensive education to our process engineers of the future." Dr John H. Hargreaves, Chief Process Engineer, KBR Production Services, Aberdeen, UK "Natural gas is in the ascendant as a green fuel of the future. Gas usage will continue to increase worldwide in the coming years. In this regard it is fitting that technical books covering gas processing and transport will be required reading for technical specialists. This highly readable book contains a mine of information on gas transmission and processing. It is recommended for the layman and the technical specialist." Dr. Satinder Purewal, Leader - Business and Leadership,Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., The Netherlands "Natural gas will not only continue to be a significant part of the energy resource for many years to come, but its use will also be increasing. This book documents the latest technology in all areas of natural gas engineering. It is a useful book for every engineer, scientist, and researcher who has ever faced the challenge of inves