Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition

Author: Arthur J. Kidnay,William R. Parrish,Daniel G. McCartney
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420085212
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 574
View: 906
Offering indispensable insight from experts in the field, Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition provides an introduction to the gas industry and the processes required to convert wellhead gas into valuable natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids products. The authors compile information from the literature, meeting proceedings, and their own work experiences to give an accurate picture of where gas processing technology stands today as well as to highlight relatively new technologies that could become important in the future. The second edition of this bestselling text reflects important advances in gas processing technologies, including those related to liquefied natural gas (LNG). New to the Second Edition Background information in five new chapters that cover processing principles, pumps, heat transfer, separation processes, and phase separation equipment More discussions of many gas processes Questions and exercises at the end of most chapters to stress important concepts To help nonengineers understand the technical issues, the first part of the text presents an overview of the basic concepts. The topics covered in this part are applicable throughout the gas, oil, and chemical industries. The second part addresses each step of natural gas processing, with a focus on gas plant processes. The chapters in this section follow the gas stream, from gas bought at the wellhead to gas entering the marketplace. Wherever possible, the authors examine the advantages, limitations, and ranges of applicability of the processes so that their selection and integration into the overall gas plant can be fully understood. For readers without a background in chemical engineering or who are just entering the field, this book offers a thorough introduction to the natural gas industry. It also helps those in the gas industry better understand how their products and services fit into the overall process.

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing

Author: Saeid Mokhatab,William A. Poe,James G. Speight
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080466972
Category: Science
Page: 672
View: 1450
Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing gives engineers and managers complete coverage of natural gas transmission and processing in the most rapidly growing sector to the petroleum industry. The authors provide a unique discussion of new technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally appealing at the same time. It is an invaluable reference on natural gas engineering and the latest techniques for all engineers and managers moving to natural gas processing as well as those currently working on natural gas projects. * Provides practicing engineers critical information on all aspects of gas gathering, processing and transmission * First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail * Examines natural gas energy costs and pricing with the aim of delivering on the goals of efficiency, quality and profit

Fundamentals of Natural Gas

An International Perspective, 2nd Edition
Author: Vivek Chandra
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
ISBN: 1593703856
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 280
View: 1484
Cleaner and more versatile than other hydrocarbons, natural gas has never had a brighter future. In this new edition of Fundamentals of Natural Gas, author Vivek Chandra thoroughly explains the massive evolution of natural gas and LNG, from technology advances and vast new reserves. As forecasts of worldwide consumption increase dramatically, this “prince of hydrocarbons” is the natural choice for electric power, heating, and as an industry feedstock.

Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas

Author: Saeid Mokhatab,John Y. Mak,Jaleel V. Valappil,David A. Wood
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0124046452
Category: Science
Page: 624
View: 1644
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a commercially attractive phase of the commodity that facilitates the efficient handling and transportation of natural gas around the world. The LNG industry, using technologies proven over decades of development, continues to expand its markets, diversify its supply chains and increase its share of the global natural gas trade. The Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas is a timely book as the industry is currently developing new large sources of supply and the technologies have evolved in recent years to enable offshore infrastructure to develop and handle resources in more remote and harsher environments. It is the only book of its kind, covering the many aspects of the LNG supply chain from liquefaction to regasification by addressing the LNG industries’ fundamentals and markets, as well as detailed engineering and design principles. A unique, well-documented, and forward-thinking work, this reference book provides an ideal platform for scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in the LNG industry to gain a better understanding of the key basic and advanced topics relevant to LNG projects in operation and/or in planning and development. Highlights the developments in the natural gas liquefaction industries and the challenges in meeting environmental regulations Provides guidelines in utilizing the full potential of LNG assets Offers advices on LNG plant design and operation based on proven practices and design experience Emphasizes technology selection and innovation with focus on a “fit-for-purpose design Updates code and regulation, safety, and security requirements for LNG applications

Natural Gas Processing

Technology and Engineering Design
Author: Alireza Bahadori
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0124202047
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 896
View: 1492
Natural gas is considered the dominant worldwide bridge between fossil fuels of today and future resources of tomorrow. Thanks to the recent shale boom in North America, natural gas is in a surplus and quickly becoming a major international commodity. Stay current with conventional and now unconventional gas standards and procedures with Natural Gas Processing: Technology and Engineering Design. Covering the entire natural gas process, Bahadori's must-have handbook provides everything you need to know about natural gas, including: Fundamental background on natural gas properties and single/multiphase flow factors How to pinpoint equipment selection criteria, such as US and international standards, codes, and critical design considerations A step-by-step simplification of the major gas processing procedures, like sweetening, dehydration, and sulfur recovery Detailed explanation on plant engineering and design steps for natural gas projects, helping managers and contractors understand how to schedule, plan, and manage a safe and efficient processing plant Covers both conventional and unconventional gas resources such as coal bed methane and shale gas Bridges natural gas processing with basic and advanced engineering design of natural gas projects including real world case studies Digs deeper with practical equipment sizing calculations for flare systems, safety relief valves, and control valves

Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Natural Gas Processing Plants

Author: William A. Poe,Saeid Mokhatab
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128029811
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
View: 3233
Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Natural Gas Processing Plants presents the latest on the evolution of the natural gas industry, shining a light on the unique challenges plant managers and owners face when looking for ways to optimize plant performance and efficiency, including topics such as the various feed gas compositions, temperatures, pressures, and throughput capacities that keep them looking for better decision support tools. The book delivers the first reference focused strictly on the fast-growing natural gas markets. Whether you are trying to magnify your plants existing capabilities or are designing a new facility to handle more feedstock options, this reference guides you by combining modeling control and optimization strategies with the latest developments within the natural gas industry, including the very latest in algorithms, software, and real-world case studies. Helps users adapt their natural gas plant quickly with optimization strategies and advanced control methods Presents real-world application for gas process operations with software and algorithm comparisons and practical case studies Provides coverage on multivariable control and optimization on existing equipment Allows plant managers and owners the tools they need to maximize the value of the natural gas produced

Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals

Author: John L. Kennedy
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878143900
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 366
View: 9640
Industry expert John Kennedy details the oil and gas pipeline operation industry in this complete text. Contents: Pipeline industry overview Types of pipelines Pipe manufacture and coating Fundamentals of pipeline design Pumps and compressors Prime movers Construction practices and equipment Welding techniques and equipment Operation and control Metering and storage Maintenance and repair Inspection and rehabilitation Pipeline regulation Safety and environmental protection Tommorrow's technology. (Amazon)


A Nontechnical Guide
Author: Michael D. Tusiani,Gordon Shearer
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 087814885X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 436
View: 6681
The demand for natural gas rises annually, straining existing supplies, and emerging markets often aren't accessible by pipeline. Using everyday language and real-world examples, authors Michael D. Tusiani and Gordon Shearer present LNG as the most viable energy answer. Their straightforward explanation of a complex industry proves that LNG can deliver a critical link in the energy demands of international economies.Readers will realize the complexity of this industry, which involves an intricate link of critical companies, governments, and stand-alone facilities. ""LNG: A Nontechnical Guide"" will be a valuable reference for energy industry leaders, investment bankers, and professors specializing in energy.

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

Author: Mohamed A. Fahim,Taher A. Al-Sahhaf,Amal Elkilani
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080931562
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 516
View: 1788
Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining presents the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, and it explains the scientific background essential for understanding refinery operations. The text also provides a detailed introduction to refinery engineering topics, ranging from the basic principles and unit operations to overall refinery economics. The book covers important topics, such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, and environmental impact of refining, which are not commonly discussed in most refinery textbooks. Throughout the source, problem sets and examples are given to help the reader practice and apply the fundamental principles of refining. Chapters 1-10 can be used as core materials for teaching undergraduate courses. The first two chapters present an introduction to the petroleum refining industry and then focus on feedstocks and products. Thermophysical properties of crude oils and petroleum fractions, including processes of atmospheric and vacuum distillations, are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Conversion processes, product blending, and alkylation are covered in chapters 5-10. The remaining chapters discuss hydrogen production, clean fuel production, refining economics and safety, acid gas treatment and removal, and methods for environmental and effluent treatments. This source can serve both professionals and students (on undergraduate and graduate levels) of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Technology. Beginners in the engineering field, specifically in the oil and gas industry, may also find this book invaluable. Provides balanced coverage of fundamental and operational topics Includes spreadsheets and process simulators for showing trends and simulation case studies Relates processing to planning and management to give an integrated picture of refining

Coal Bed Methane

From Prospect to Pipeline
Author: Pramod Thakur,Steve Schatzel,Kashy Aminian
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128010894
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 440
View: 3914
Coal Bed Methane: From Prospect to Pipeline is the proceedings of the 25th anniversary of the North American Coal Bed Methane Forum. It provides the latest advancements in the production of coal bed methane covering a variety of topics, from exploration to gas processing, for commercial utilization. Additionally, it presents the origin of gas in coal, reservoir engineering, control of methane in coal mines, production techniques, water management, and gas processing. The vast coal resources in the United States continue to produce tremendous amounts of natural gas, contributing to a diverse range energy assets. Following a rapid advancement and subsequent plateau in technological developments, this book captures the full life cycle of a well and offers petroleum geologists and engineers a single source of a broad range of coal bed methane applications. This book addresses crucial technical topics, including exploration and evaluation of coal bed reservoirs; hydraulic fracturing of CBM wells; coal seam degasification; and production engineering and processing, among others. It also covers legal issues, permitting, and economic analysis of CBM projects. Edited by a team of coal bed methane experts from industry, academia and government who have more than 75 years of combined experience in the field Authored by well-recognized members of the gas and coal industry, universities, US government departments, such as the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) More than 200 figures, photographs, and illustrations aid in the understanding of the fundamental concepts Presents the full scope of improvements in US energy independence, coal mine safety, and greenhouse gas emissions

Fundamentals of Trading Energy Futures & Options

Author: Steven Errera,Stewart L. Brown
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878148363
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 247
View: 2460
In today's changing political and economic environment, it is increasingly important that companies learn to properly use the various trading instruments to protect themselves against price volatility. In this 2nd edition of their best-selling primer, authors Errera and Brown explain how exchange traded futures and options markets work, and how companies can successfully use the markets in their overall strategy to increase profitability. They cover everything from market mechanics, hedging, spread trading, and technical trading to history and growth of the markets. Also included is an extensive appendix detailing contract specification for 13 energy futures/ options contracts. Contents: Futures and options contracts and markets Market mechanics Behavior of commodity futures prices Speculation and spread trading Hedging Introduction to options on futures Energy options strategies Technical factors Histroy and growth Economic implications of energy futures and options Appendices (contract specifications) Glossary Index.

Advanced Natural Gas Engineering

Author: Xiuli Wang,Michael Economides
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0127999949
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
View: 9408
Natural gas is playing an increasing role in meeting world energy demands because of its abundance, versatility, and its clean burning nature. As a result, lots of new gas exploration, field development and production activities are under way, especially in places where natural gas until recently was labeled as “stranded . Because a significant portion of natural gas reserves worldwide are located across bodies of water, gas transportation in the form of LNG or CNG becomes an issue as well. Finally natural gas is viewed in comparison to the recently touted alternatives. Therefore, there is a need to have a book covering all the unique aspects and challenges related to natural gas from the upstream to midstream and downstream. All these new issues have not been addressed in depth in any existing book. To bridge the gap, Xiuli Wang and Michael Economides have written a new book called Advanced Natural Gas Engineering. This book will serve as a reference for all engineers and professionals in the energy business. It can also be a textbook for students in petroleum and chemical engineering curricula and in training departments for a large group of companies.

Energy Sources

Fundamentals of Chemical Conversion Processes and Applications
Author: Balasubramanian Viswanathan
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444563601
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 408
View: 3801
Energy Sources: Fundamentals of Chemical Conversion Processes and Applications provides the latest information on energy and the environment, the two main concerns of any progressive society that hopes to be sustainable in the future. Continuous efforts have to be exercised in both these areas by any of the developing communities, as concern over energy conversion continues to evolve due to various ecological imbalances, including climate change. This book provides the fundamentals behind all energy conversion processes, identifies future research needs, and discusses the potential application of each process in a clear-and-concise manner. It is a valuable source for both chemists and chemical engineers who are working to improve current and developing future energy sources, and is a single reference that deals with almost all energy sources for these purposes, reviewing the fundamentals, comparing the various processes, and suggesting future research directions. Compiles, in a single source, all energy conversion processes, enabling easy evaluation and selection Explains the science behind each conversion process and facilitates understanding Contains many illustrations, diagrams, and tables, enabling a clear and comprehensible understanding of the pros and cons of the various processes Includes an exhaustive glossary of all terms used in the conversion processes Presents current status and new direction, thus enabling the planning process for future research needs Provides a concise and comprehensive overview of all energy sources

Fundamentals of Marine Riser Mechanics

Basic Principles and Simplified Analyses
Author: Charles P. Sparks
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700709
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 329
View: 4716
Accompanying CD-ROM contains Excel files which have been used to verify the findings included in this book as well as to generate figures and tables, allowing the reader to test conclusions with different data.

Gas Trading Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to the Gas Markets
Author: David Long,Geoff Moore,Gay Wenban-Smith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855738511
Category: Political Science
Page: 600
View: 5834
Since its launch in 2001, Gas Trading Manual (GTM) has established itself as the leading information source on the international gas market. Compiled from the contributions of some of the most senior and widely respected figures in the trade, this edition provides detailed and accurate analysis on all aspects of this complex business from the geography of gas through to the markets, trading instruments, contracts, gas pricing, accounting and taxation. This edition further enhances its reputation as the indispensable practical companion for all those involved in the trading of gas.

Sustainable Strategies for the Upgrading of Natural Gas: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Opportunities

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, July 6 - 18, 2003
Author: E.G. Derouane,Valentin Parmon,Francisco Lemos,Fernando Ramoa Ribeiro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402033109
Category: Science
Page: 445
View: 1060
Energy and feedstock materials for the chemical industry are in increasing demand and, with constraints related to the availability and use of oil, the energy and chemical industry is undergoing considerable changes. In recent years, major restructuring has occurred in the oil, petrochemical, and chemical industry, with increasing attention devoted to the use of natural gas, methane in particular, as a chemical feedstock rather than just as a fuel. The conversion of remote natural gas into liquid fuels or other transportable chemicals is a challenge to industrial catalysis. Few processes exist so far with the major ones involving the conversion of natural gas to synthesis gas by steam reforming, CO2 reforming, or partial oxidation, followed by the syntheses of methanol, hydrocarbons (Fischer-Tropsch synthesis), or ammonia. In this book, a comprehensive overview of the field of processing natural gas is given, through a series of chapters written by leading scientists and engineers in the field. New developments are discussed and current work relevant to the area is shown by a series of recent works by researchers working in this and related fields.

Fundamentals of Ceramic Powder Processing and Synthesis

Author: Terry A. Ring
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080532195
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 961
View: 4534
Ceramic powder synthesis and processing are two of the most important technologies in chemical engineering and the ceramics-related area of materials science. This book covers both the processing and the synthesis ofceramic powders in great depth and is indeed the only up-to-date, comprehensive source on the subject available. The application of modern scientific and engineering methods to the field of ceramic powder synthesis has resulted in much greater control of properties. Fundamentals of Ceramic Powder Processing and Synthesis presents examples of these modern methods as they apply to ceramic powders. The book is organized to describe the natural and synthetic raw materials that comprise contemporary ceramics. It covers the three reactant processes used in synthetic ceramic powder synthesis: solid, liquid, andgas. Ceramic powder processing, as a field of materials processing, is undergoing rapid expansion. The present volume is intended as a complete and useful source on this subject of great current interest. It provides comprehensive coverage from a strong chemistry and chemical engineering perspective and is especially applicable to materials scientists, chemical engineers, and applied chemists. Key Features * The most complete and updated reference source on the subject * Comprehensive coverage from a stron chemical engineering and chemistry perspective * Emphasis on both natural and synthetic raw materials in ceramic powder synthesis * Information on reaction kinetics * Superior, more comprehensive coverage than that in existing texts * Sample problems and exercises * Problems at the end of each chapter which supplement the material

Absorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Author: Paul Feron
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081005156
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 814
View: 2070
Absorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of the use of absorbents for post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide. As fossil fuel-based power generation technologies are likely to remain key in the future, at least in the short- and medium-term, carbon capture and storage will be a critical greenhouse gas reduction technique. Post-combustion capture involves the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gases after fuel combustion, meaning that carbon dioxide can then be compressed and cooled to form a safely transportable liquid that can be stored underground. Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of the amine-based methods for carbon dioxide capture from flue gases and related processes Editors and contributors are well known experts in the field Presents the first book on this specific topic

Monoethylene Glycol as Hydrate Inhibitor in Offshore Natural Gas Processing

From Fundamentals to Exergy Analysis
Author: Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira,Lara de Oliveira Arinelli,José Luiz de Medeiros,Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319660748
Category: Science
Page: 114
View: 6710
This book addresses several issues related to hydrate inhibition and monoethylene glycol (MEG) recovery units (MRUs) in offshore natural gas fields, from fundamentals to engineering aspects and from energy consumption assessment to advanced topics such as exergy analysis. The assessment of energy degradation in MRUs is critical in offshore rigs, and the topic of exergy theory has by no means been completely explored; it is still being developed. The book presents a comprehensive, yet concise, formulation for exergy flow and examines different approaches for the reference state of MEG and definition of the reference environment so as to obtain an effective exergy analysis with consistent results. It also provides new and useful information that has a great potential in the field of exergy analysis application by assessing energy degradation for three well-known MRU technologies on offshore rigs: the Traditional Atmospheric Distillation Process; the Full-Stream Process; and the Slip-Stream Process. The book then elucidates how the main design parameters impact the efficiency of MEG recovery units and offers insights into thermodynamic efficiency based on case studies of general distillation-based processes with sharp or not too sharp cut, providing ranges for expected values of efficiencies and enhancing a global comprehension of this subject. Since MEG recovery is an energy consuming process that invariably has to be conducted in a limited space and with limited power supply, the book is a valuable resource for those involved in design, engineering, economic evaluation and environmental evaluation of topside processing on offshore platforms for natural gas production.