Natural Gas Engineering Handbook

Natural Gas Engineering Handbook

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The demand for energy consumption is increasing rapidly. To avoid the impending energy crunch, more producers are switching from oil to natural gas. While natural gas engineering is well documented through many sources, the computer applications that provide a crucial role in engineering design and analysis are not well published, and emerging technologies, such as shale gas drilling, are generating more advanced applications for engineers to utilize on the job. To keep producers updated, Boyun Guo and Ali Ghalambor have enhanced their best-selling manual, Natural Gas Engineering Handbook, to continue to provide upcoming and practicing engineers the full scope of natural gas engineering with a computer-assisted approach. This must-have handbook includes: * A focus on real-world essentials rather than theory* Illustrative examples throughout the text* Working spreadsheet programs for all the engineering calculations on a free and easy to use companion site* Exercise problems at the end of every chapter, including newly added questions utilizing the spreadsheet programs* Expanded sections covering today's technologies, such as multi-fractured horizontal wells and shale gas wells
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Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128103396
  • 9780128103395

Table of contents

Dedication Preface List of Spreadsheet Programs Spreadsheet Programs and Functions List of Nomenclature Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 What Is Natural Gas? 1.2 Utilization of Natural Gas 1.3 Natural Gas Industry 1.4 Natural Gas Reserves 1.5 Types of Natural Gas Resources 1.6 Future of the Natural Gas Industry 1.8 Problems Chapter 2: Properties of Natural Gas 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Specific Gravity 2.3 Pseudocritical Properties 2.4 Viscosity 2.5 Compressibility Factor 2.6 Gas Density 2.7 Formation Volume Factor and Expansion Factor 2.8 Compressibility of Natural Gas 2.9 Real Gas Pseudopressure 2.10 Real Gas Normalized Pressure 2.12 Problems Chapter 3: Gas Reservoir Deliverability 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Analytical Methods 3.3 Empirical Methods 3.4 Construction of Inflow Performance Relationship Curve 3.5 Horizontal Wells 3.6 Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells 3.7 Shale Gas Wells 3.8 Well Deliverability Testing 3.10 Problems Chapter 4: Wellbore Performance 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Single-Phase Gas Well 4.3 Mist Flow in Gas Wells 4.5 Problems Chapter 5: Choke Performance 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Sonic and Subsonic Flow 5.3 Dry Gas Flow through Chokes 5.4 Wet Gas Flow through Chokes 5.6 Problems Chapter 6: Well Deliverability 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Nodal Analysis 6.3 Production Forecast 6.5 Problems Chapter 7: Separation 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Separation of Gas and Liquids 7.3 Stage Separation 7.4 Flash Calculation 7.5 Low-Temperature Separation 7.7 Problems Chapter 8: Dehydration 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Dehydration of Natural Gas 8.3 Removal of Acid Gases 8.5 Problems Chapter 9: Compression and Cooling 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Types of Compressors 9.3 Selection of Reciprocating Compressors 9.4 Selection of Centrifugal Compressors 9.5 Selection of Rotary Blowers 9.7 Problems Chapter 10: Volumetric Measurement 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Measurement with Orifice Meters 10.3 Other Methods of Measurement 10.4 Natural Gas Liquid Measurement 10.6 Problems Chapter 11: Transportation 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Pipeline Design 11.3 Transportation of LNG 11.5 Problems Chapter 12: Special Problems 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Liquid Loading on Gas Wells 12.3 Hydrate Control 12.4 Pipeline Cleaning 12.6 Problems Appendix A: Pseudopressures of Sweet Natural Gases Appendix B: Normalized Pressures of Sweet Natural Gases Appendix C: Orifice Meter Tables for Natural Gas Appendix D: The Minimum Gas Production Rate for Water Removal in Gas Wells Appendix E: The Minimum Gas Production Rate for Condensate Removal in Gas Wells Appendix F: Mathematical Model for Obtaining Correction Factor Fg Index
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