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.

This must-have handbook includes:

  • 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



List of Spreadsheet Programs

Spreadsheet Programs and Functions

List of Nomenclature

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


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