Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing By Saeid Mokhatab, William A. Poe and James G. Speight.
1 Natural Gas Fundamental
2 Natural Gas Energy Pricing
3 Raw Gas Transmission
4 Basic Concepts of Natural Gas Processing
5 Phase Separation
6 Condensate Stabilization
7 Acid Gas Treating
8 Natural Gas Compression
9 Natural Gas Dehydration
10 Natural Gas Liquids Recovery
11 Sales Gas Transmission
12 Gas Processing Plant Controls and Automation
13 Dynamic Simulation of Gas Processing Plants
14 Environmental Aspects of Gas Processing and Use
15 Maximizing Profitability of Gas Plant Assets
16 Gas Plant Project Management
FOREWORD: The de-carbonization of fuels, a process that started two centuries ago and has little to do with often strident environmental ideologues will position natural gas as the next premier fuel of the world economy. The world, headed by North America, is shifting towards natural gas for power generation as a substitute for coal and oil. Nuclear, while it would be the obvious competitor still seems to suffer from adverse publicity and real large up-front costs and economy of scale requirements. Eventually, the real breakthrough for natural gas use must be its major contribution as a fuel used for transportation, not necessarily directly as compressed natural gas for engine combustion but indirectly, providing the necessary electricity in electrified transportation. There are plentiful natural gas supplies in the world. They are also diverse, compared to oil, and this makes natural gas far more attractive from a geopolitical point of view. Russia, a non-OPEC member has the largest proven reserves. Emerging or speculated consumption by China and India, the always large U.S. energy appetite, along with maturing U.S. domestic production are the primary reasons for the huge expected demand for natural gas transportation from producers to consumers. Natural gas, compared to oil, is far more cumbersome to handle, process, transport and store. There are two common means of transport: pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Compressed natural gas intended to be transported in sea-going vessels may also emerge. Pipelines are not practical in almost all cases of sea distances longer than 500 miles. This is the reason for the recent major buildup of LNG facilities throughout the world. In the consuming nations, once LNG trade emerges in a large scale the natural gas prices are likely to be kept reasonable for decades.
While several books exist for natural gas engineering in upstream there has been a void for a comprehensive book that captures the entire chain of natural gas including transmission and processing. This book follows an interdisciplinary approach and discusses all relevant aspects of gas gathering, processing, and transmission. The book emphasizes engineering rather than science. It makes use of available field data and converts them into a form that can be used easily by both operating engineers and researchers. The book also presents a comprehensive chapter on gas pricing. Even though it has been long discussed, few ever ventured into presenting a theory of gas pricing, let alone a comprehensive econo-political basis for it. This chapter serves as a reminder that it is never too late to correct the practice of the past – the fact that there is no current international gas pricing mechanism does not mean we should not advance a theory on the topic.
Natural gas is an important aspect of any environmental initiative. Considering this, another chapter of this book describes efforts on the part of the natural gas industry to lessen the environmental impact of natural gas processing and discusses the environmental effects of the use of natural gas, including comparing the emissions from natural gas to other fossil fuels. Finally, the book delves into some other peripheral but important areas such as automation, operation, simulation, asset management, optimization and project management. The unique requirements of the natural gas industries in these areas are discussed and presented in the context of state of the art techniques and technology applications.
This book is a major contribution to the professional literature in this very crucial area of the emerging energy scene. This book will be very useful to upstream natural gas engineers, researchers, and, especially, to engineers working in the mid-stream and down-stream sectors of natural gas utilization. Because a great deal of research materials have also been included, the book can also become a textbook for graduate university courses or advanced industry training.
Professor Michael J. Economides
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
PREFACE: Natural gas is an emergent fuel of choice for environmentally aware due to the lower noxious emissions compared with other fossil fuels. Exploration activity by major multinational oil and gas companies is aimed increasingly to find gas in remote locations and in ever deeper ocean depths. Once a gas field has been discovered, the gas accumulation must be developed, produced, gathered, processed, and transported to the consumer. Transport of gas by pipelines to distant delivery points presents unique challenges of flow through long conduits. Processing of the gas to meet delivery specifications is required and this requires process systems design for each production facility.
With this book we have sought to provide a comprehensive technical text that reflects a broad spectrum of natural gas transmission and processing experience. This handbook has been written to assist both the novice and the experienced technical professional in natural gas engineering practice. Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamental concepts and tools of the subject and on discussing basic applications for engineering purposes. To keep things interesting for the expert, we have sought to include the most current developments reported in the latest published works in the research journals. The selection of some of the material also reflects our own research involvement in problems related to natural gas engineering. We have also taken advantage of some authoritative publications and papers published in the recent years from different sources as well as standards and recommendations published by several research institutions. Therefore, readers are strongly recommended to study the references indicated in the text to find more details on each subject.
We hope you find the book comprehensive, clear and useful. If, through the use of this book, the engineer at study or in practice can gain a clearer insight into the solution of certain practical operating or design problems, which may arise from day to day, the authors will feel that they have been well repaid for their efforts.
William A. Poe
James G. Speight
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