Shale Gas Production Processes

Shale Gas Production Processes

1st Edition - June 11, 2013

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  • Author: James Speight
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124045514
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124045712

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The extraction of natural gas from shale formations is no simple task and perhaps the most expensive when compared to over unconventional gases. Although, its popularity has grown over the years, there is much to be done to make their production and processing more cost-effective. Brief but comprehensive, Shale Gas Production Processes begins with an overview of the chemistry, engineering and technology of shale gas. This is quickly followed by self-contained chapters concerning new and evolving process technologies and their applications as well as environmental regulations. Written in an easy to read format, Shale Gas Production Processes will prove useful for those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a general overview or update of the science and technology of shale gas. In addition, the book discusses methods used to reduce environmental footprint and improve well performance.

Key Features

  • Updates on the evolving processes and new processes
  • Provides overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of shale gas
  • Guides the reader through the latest environmental regulation regarding production and processing of shale

Readership

Production Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Process Engineers, Geologists, Research and Development Engineers

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter 1. Origin of Shale Gas
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Shale
      • 1.3 Reservoirs
      • 1.4 Shale Gas
      • 1.5 Shale Gas and Energy Security
      • References
    • Chapter 2. Shale Gas Resources
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 US Resources
      • 2.3 World Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 3. Production Technology
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Well Drilling and Completion
      • 3.3 Hydraulic Fracturing
      • 3.4 Production Trends
      • References
    • Chapter 4. Shale Gas Properties and Processing
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Gas Processing
      • 4.3 Shale Gas
      • 4.4 Shale Gas Properties and Processing
      • References
    • Chapter 5. Environmental Issues
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Environmental Regulations
      • 5.3 Environmental Impact
      • 5.4 Remediation Requirements and Outlook
      • References
    • Natural Gas Conversion Table*
    • Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2013
  • Published: June 11, 2013
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124045514
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124045712

About the Author

James Speight

James Speight
Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal Energy

Sources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

James Speight is also a Consultant, Author and Lecturer on energy and environmental issues. He has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from University of Manchester. James has worked for various corporations and research facilities including Exxon, Alberta Research Council and the University of Manchester. With more than 45 years of experience, he has authored more than 400 publications--including over 50 books--reports and presentations, taught more than 70 courses, and is the Editor on many journals including the Founding Editor of Petroleum Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

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