Natural Gas Engineering Handbook

Natural Gas Engineering Handbook

2nd Edition - May 1, 2012

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  • Authors: Boyan Guo, Ali Ghalambor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999951
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103395

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The demand for energy consumption is increasing rapidly. To avoid the impending energy crunch, more producers are switching from oil to natural gas. While natural gas engineering is well documented through many sources, the computer applications that provide a crucial role in engineering design and analysis are not well published, and emerging technologies, such as shale gas drilling, are generating more advanced applications for engineers to utilize on the job. To keep producers updated, Boyun Guo and Ali Ghalambor have enhanced their best-selling manual, Natural Gas Engineering Handbook, to continue to provide upcoming and practicing engineers the full scope of natural gas engineering with a computer-assisted approach.

Key Features

  • A focus on real-world essentials rather than theory
  • Illustrative examples throughout the text
  • Working spreadsheet programs for all the engineering calculations on a free and easy to use companion site
  • Exercise problems at the end of every chapter, including newly added questions utilizing the spreadsheet programs
  • Expanded sections covering today’s technologies, such as multi-fractured horizontal wells and shale gas wells

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    1.1 What Is Natural Gas?

    1.2 Utilization of Natural Gas

    1.3 Natural Gas Industry

    1.4 Natural Gas Reserves

    1.5 Types of Natural Gas Resources

    1.6 Future of the Natural Gas Industry

    1.8 Problems

    Chapter 2: Properties of Natural Gas

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Specific Gravity

    2.3 Pseudocritical Properties

    2.4 Viscosity

    2.5 Compressibility Factor

    2.6 Gas Density

    2.7 Formation Volume Factor and Expansion Factor

    2.8 Compressibility of Natural Gas

    2.9 Real Gas Pseudopressure

    2.10 Real Gas Normalized Pressure

    2.12 Problems

    Chapter 3: Gas Reservoir Deliverability

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Analytical Methods

    3.3 Empirical Methods

    3.4 Construction of Inflow Performance Relationship Curve

    3.5 Horizontal Wells

    3.6 Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells

    3.7 Shale Gas Wells

    3.8 Well Deliverability Testing

    3.10 Problems

    Chapter 4: Wellbore Performance

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Single-Phase Gas Well

    4.3 Mist Flow in Gas Wells

    4.5 Problems

    Chapter 5: Choke Performance

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Sonic and Subsonic Flow

    5.3 Dry Gas Flow through Chokes

    5.4 Wet Gas Flow through Chokes

    5.6 Problems

    Chapter 6: Well Deliverability

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Nodal Analysis

    6.3 Production Forecast

    6.5 Problems

    Chapter 7: Separation

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Separation of Gas and Liquids

    7.3 Stage Separation

    7.4 Flash Calculation

    7.5 Low-Temperature Separation

    7.7 Problems

    Chapter 8: Dehydration

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Dehydration of Natural Gas

    8.3 Removal of Acid Gases

    8.5 Problems

    Chapter 9: Compression and Cooling

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Types of Compressors

    9.3 Selection of Reciprocating Compressors

    9.4 Selection of Centrifugal Compressors

    9.5 Selection of Rotary Blowers

    9.7 Problems

    Chapter 10: Volumetric Measurement

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Measurement with Orifice Meters

    10.3 Other Methods of Measurement

    10.4 Natural Gas Liquid Measurement

    10.6 Problems

    Chapter 11: Transportation

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Pipeline Design

    11.3 Transportation of LNG

    11.5 Problems

    Chapter 12: Special Problems

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Liquid Loading on Gas Wells

    12.3 Hydrate Control

    12.4 Pipeline Cleaning

    12.6 Problems

    Appendix A: Pseudopressures of Sweet Natural Gases

    Appendix B: Normalized Pressures of Sweet Natural Gases

    Appendix C: Orifice Meter Tables for Natural Gas

    Appendix D: The Minimum Gas Production Rate for Water Removal in Gas Wells

    Appendix E: The Minimum Gas Production Rate for Condensate Removal in Gas Wells

    Appendix F: Mathematical Model for Obtaining Correction Factor Fg

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Publishing Company 2012
  • Published: May 1, 2012
  • Imprint: Gulf Publishing Company
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999951
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103395

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Boyan Guo

Ali Ghalambor

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