A unique, well-documented, and forward-thinking work, the second edition of Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing continues to present a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive description of all major aspects of natural gas transmission and processing. It provides an ideal platform for engineers, technologists, and operations personnel working in the natural gas industry to get a better understanding of any special requirements for optimal design and operations of natural gas transmission pipelines and processing plants.
- First book of its kind that covers all aspects of natural gas transmission and processing
- Provides pivotal updates on the latest technologies, which have not been addressed in-depth in any existing books
- Offers practical advice for design and operation based on sound engineering principles and established techniques
- Examines ways to select the best processing route for optimal design of gas-processing plants
- Contains new discussions on process modeling, control, and optimization in gas processing industry
Chapter 1: Natural Gas Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Natural Gas Energy Pricing
Chapter 3: Raw Gas Transmission
Chapter 4: Basic Concepts of Natural Gas Processing
Chapter 5: Phase Separation
Chapter 6: Condensate Stabilization
Chapter 7: Natural Gas Sweetening
Chapter 8: Sulfur Recovery and Handling
Chapter 9: Natural Gas Dehydration
Chapter 10: Natural Gas Liquids Recovery
Chapter 11: Natural Gas Compression
Chapter 12: Sales Gas Transmission
Chapter 13: Selecting The Best Gas Processing Route
Chapter 14: Process Control Fundamentals
Chapter 15: Process Modeling in Natural Gas Processing Industry
Chapter 16: Gas Processing Plant Controls and Automation
Chapter 17: Dynamic Simulation of Gas Processing Plants
Chapter 18: Real Time Optimization of Gas Processing Plants
Chapter 19: Environmental Aspects of Natural Gas Supply Chain
Chapter 20: Maximizing Profitability of Gas Plant Assets
Chapter 21: Gas Plant Project Management
Saeid Mokhatab is one of the most instantly recognizable names in the natural gas industry with dedicated technical expertise in the midstream sector. He has been on the international advisory board of a number of petroleum/energy consulting firms around the world and has been actively involved in several large scale gas-field development projects, concentrating on design, precommissioning and startup of processing plants. He has over 200 technical publications to his credit, including two reference books. He founded the Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, has held editorial positions in many prestigious journals/book publishing companies for the hydrocarbon processing industry, and served on various IGU, SPE and ASME technical committees and conferences worldwide. As a result of his work, he has received a number of international awards including the Albert Einstein Gold Medal of Honor and the Chilingar Gold Medal of Scientists Without Borders; and is listed in several international biographical directories.
Poe, William A.
William A. Poe is a business consultant for Invensys Operations Management in Houston, TX, USA. He has over 30 years of experience in chemical and gas processing plants design and operations and has developed business relationships with several domestic and international gas processors, chemical plants, and gas transmission pipelines owners. His main area of focus the past two decades has been automation, multivariable predictive control (MPC), advanced process control (APC), and optimization design and implementation for the natural gas processing and treating, sulfur recovery, ammonia synthesis, methanol synthesis, liquefied natural gas, and power generation industries. Working under contracts to the Gas Research Institute, he developed new multivariable control applications in the natural gas, ammonia, and methanol industries. Poe developed APC and Optimization Master Plans for international companies such as Saudi Aramco, Statoil, and PDVSA, as well as automation and advanced process control feasibility studies for about 100 natural gas processing, power generation, ammonia, and methanol plants worldwide. He spent over a decade in natural gas processing operations and engineering experience with Shell Oil Company. Poe has project management experience with Shell Oil and GE Continental Controls with multimillion-dollar projects. He assumed the technical leadership of Continental Controls, a privately held company, through acquisition by GE. After joining GE as part of the Continental Controls acquisition, he became vice president of this division of GE, which included direction of product development, projects, technical sales support, and customer service. He has authored over 40 papers, presented at numerous technical conferences, received the GE Innovators Award in 1999 and attained the Invensys Circle of Excellence in 2011.