Surface Production Operations, Volume 2:

Surface Production Operations, Volume 2:

Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities

2nd Edition - August 12, 1999

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  • Authors: Ken Arnold, Maurice Stewart
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518220

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This revised edition puts the most current information about gas-handling systems and facilities at your fingertips. The authors channeled their classroom and field experience into this volume, which features many new sections such as:* Heat recovery units* Kinetic inhibitors and anti-agglomerators* Trays and packing for distillation and absorption towers* Compressor valves* Foundation design considerations for reciprocating compressors* Pressure vessel issues and components * Nox reduction in engines and turbines* Safety management systemsThis book walks you through the equipment and processes used in gas-handling operations to help you design and manage a production facility. Production engineers will keep this volume on the desktop for the latest information on how to DESIGN, SPECIFY, and OPERATE gas-handling systems and facilities. The book allows engineers with little or background in production facility design to easily locate details about equipment, processes, and design parameters. With this volume, you will more completely comprehend the techniques of handling produced fluids from gas wells so your facility can be more efficient and productive.

Key Features

* Revised edition puts the most current information about gas-handling systems at your fingertips
* Features brand new sections!

Table of Contents

  • Overview of gas-handling facilities. Heat transfer theory. Heat exchangers. Hydrates. LTX units and indirect fired heaters. Condensate stabilization. Acid gas treating. Gas dehydration. Gas processing. Compressors. Reciprocating compressors. Mechanical design of pressure vessels. Pressure relief. Safety systems. Valves, fittings, and piping details. Prime movers. Electrical systems. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 1999
  • Published: August 12, 1999
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518220

About the Authors

Ken Arnold

Ken Arnold is the founder and former president of Paragon Engineering Services, Houston, Texas. He has more that 40 years of experience in the operations and project management. He is actively involved in production facility design. He has served on numerous SPE, API, and government advisory committees as an expert on oil handling, produced-water treating, and safety aspects producing operations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParsons Group

Maurice Stewart

Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Stewart Training Company, USA

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  • Jong-Bae K. Thu Feb 08 2018

    Surface Production Operations

    Well organized and updated in abundant and practical knowledges together with useful examples for easy understanding and reference to advanced engineers.