Surface Production Operations: Vol 2: Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities

3rd Edition

Authors: Maurice Stewart
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123822079
eBook ISBN: 9780123822086
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 5th August 2014
Page Count: 672
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Updated and better than ever, Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities, 3rd Edition includes greatly expanded chapters on gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening, gas liquefaction, and gas dehydration —information necessary and critical to production and process engineers and designers. Natural gas is at the forefront of today's energy needs, and this book walks you through the equipment and processes used in gas-handling operations, including conditioning and processing, to help you effectively design and manage your gas production facility. Taking a logical approach from theory into practical application, Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities, 3rd Edition contains many supporting equations as well as detailed tables and charts to facilite process design. Based on real-world case studies and experience, this must-have training guide is a reference that no natural gas practitioner and engineer should be without.

Key Features

  • Packed with charts, tables, and diagrams
  • Features the prerequisite ASME and API codes
  • Updated chapters on gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening, gas liquefaction and gas dehydration


Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, and Project Reservoir Engineer

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Overview of Gas-Handling, Conditioning, and Processing Facilities

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Heating
    • 1.2 Separation
    • 1.3 Cooling
    • 1.4 Stabilization
    • 1.5 Compression
    • 1.6 Gas Treating
    • 1.7 Gas Dehydration
    • 1.8 Gas Processing
  • Chapter Two: Basic Principles

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Fluid Analysis
    • 2.3 Physical Properties
    • 2.4 Flash Calculations
    • 2.5 Characterizing the Flow Stream
    • 2.6 Use of Computer Programs for Flash Calculations
    • 2.7 Approximate Flash Calculations
    • 2.8 Other Properties
    • 2.9 Phase Equilibrium
  • Chapter Three: Heat Transfer Theory

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Objectives
    • 3.2 What Is a Heat Exchanger?
    • 3.3 Process Specification
    • 3.4 Pressure Drop Considerations
    • 3.5 Basic Heat Transfer Theory
    • 3.6 Determination of Mean Temperature Difference
    • 3.7 Selection of Temperature Approach (∆T2)
    • 3.8 Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficient
    • 3.9 Calculation of Film Coefficients
    • 3.10 Tube Metal Resistance
    • 3.11 Approximate Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients
    • 3.12 Determination of Process Heat Duty
  • Chapter Four: Heat Exchanger Configurations

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Shell-and-Tube Exchangers
    • 4.3 Double-Pipe Exchangers
    • 4.4 Plate-Fin Exchangers
    • 4.5 Plate-and-Frame Exchangers
    • 4.6 Indirect-Fired Heaters
    • 4.7 Direct-Fired Heaters
    • 4.8 Air-Cooled Exchangers
    • 4.9 Cooling Towers
    • 4.10 Other Types of Heat Exchangers
    • 4.11 Heat Exchanger Selection
    • 4.12 Comments on Example 4.3
    • Exercises
  • Chapter Five: Hydrate Prediction and Prevention

    • Abstract
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About the Author

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