Natural Gas

Natural Gas

A Basic Handbook

1st Edition - October 1, 2007

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  • Author: James Speight
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999845

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Natural gas represents nearly one-quarter of the world’s energy resources. More than half of American homes rely on it as their main heating fuel. It serves as the raw material necessary in everyday paints, plastics, medicines and explosives. It produces the cleanest of all fossil fuels. It is natural gas—and everybody should acquire a basic understanding of it. This valuable easy-to-use reference supplies all the basics that every person should know about the natural gas industry. Introductory engineers, managers and analysts will benefit from this informative, practical handbook. Natural gas remains a vital component of all energy sources, and with an increasing demand for information on this useful energy source, Natural Gas: A Basic Handbook is an essential tool for anyone involved in the energy industry.

Table of Contents

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    Part I Origin and Properties

    1 History and Uses

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 History

    1.3 Composition and Properties

    1.4 Reservoirs

    1.5 Conventional Gas

    1.6 Unconventional Gas

    1.7 Reserves

    1.8 Uses

    1.9 Natural Gas Regulation

    1.10 Natural Gas and the Environment

    1.11 References

    2 Origin and Production

    2.1 Origin

    2.2 Exploration

    2.3 Reservoirs and Production

    2.4 Production

    2.5 References

    3 Composition and Properties

    3.1 Composition

    3.2 Properties

    3.3 References

    Part II Gas Processing

    4 Recovery, Storage, and Transportation

    4.1 Recovery

    4.2 Storage

    4.3 Transportation

    4.4 References

    5 History of Gas Processing

    5.1 Coal Gas

    5.2 Natural Gas

    5.3 References

    6 Process Classification

    6.1 Water Removal

    6.2 Liquids Removal

    6.3 Nitrogen Removal

    6.4 Acid Gas Removal

    6.5 Fractionation

    6.6 Hydrogen Sulfide Conversion

    6.7 References

    7 Processes

    7.1 Olamine Processes

    7.2 Physical Solvent Processes

    7.3 Metal Oxide Processes

    7.4 Methanol-Based Processes

    7.5 Carbonate Washing and Water-Washing Processes

    7.6 Sulfur Recovery Processes

    7.7 Process Selection

    7.8 References

    8 Emissions Control and Environmental Aspects

    8.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    8.2 Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases

    8.3 Emissions during Production and Delivery

    8.4 Gas Processing

    8.5 Combustion

    8.6 Industrial Emissions

    8.7 Smog and Acid Rain

    8.8 References

    Conversion Factors



Product details

  • No. of pages: 239
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Publishing Company 2007
  • Published: October 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Gulf Publishing Company
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999845

About the Author

James Speight

Dr. Speight has more than fifty years of experience in areas associated with the properties and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels. He has participated in, as well as led, significant research in defining the use of chemistry of tar sand bitumen, heavy oil, conventional petroleum, natural gas, coal, oil shale, and biomass as well as work related to corrosion and corrosion prevention. He has founded and/or edited several international journals, most recently the Proceedings of the Oil Gas Scientific Research Project Institute, Azerbaijan, and Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis, until 2020). Dr. Speight is an author/editor of several databases and encyclopedic works. He has also authored more than 95 books as well as more than 400 publications, reports, and presentations detailing these research activities, and has taught more than eighty related courses.

Affiliations and Expertise

CD and W Incorporated, Laramie, United States

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