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
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1. LNG Fundamentals 2. Feed Conditioning and NGL Recovery Technologies 3. Natural Gas Liquefaction 4. Energy and Exergy Analyses of Refrigeration/Liquefaction Cycles 5. Natural Gas Liquefaction Cycle Enhancements and Optimization 6. Process Control and Automation of LNG Plants 7. LNG Plant and Regasification Terminal Operations 8. Dynamic Simulation and Optimization of LNG Plants 9. LNG Safety and Security Aspects 10. Advances and Innovations in LNG Industry 11. LNG Project Management
Appendix 1. An LNG Primer
Basic Facts and Myths Surrounding the Industry 2. Modeling the Phase Behavior of LNG Systems with Equations of State 3. LNG Plant Relief and Flare Systems Design Guidelines
Saeid Mokhatab is recognized globally as a process technology expert in the fields of natural gas processing and LNG. For over two decades, he has been actively involved in different aspects of several large-scale gas processing and LNG projects, from conceptual design through plant startup and operations support. He has contributed to the understanding of gas processing & LNG knowledge, practices, and technologies through 300 technical papers and 3 books (published by Elsevier in the US), which are widely read and highly respected. He founded the Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering and has served on the editorial/advisory boards of leading professional publications pertaining to gas processing and LNG. He has also been an active member of several professional societies, including the SPE and GPA Europe, and has served on the technical program/advisory committee of many acclaimed gas processing conferences worldwide. As a result of his outstanding work in the natural gas industry, he has received a number of international awards and medals (e.g. Giants of Science and Engineering, Scientists without Borders) and has been listed in highly prestigious biographical directories.
Mak, John Y.
John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, the United States, and leads the technology and design development for Fluor chemical and energy division. He is the technical expert and SME with Fluor for over 40 years and has been leading major oil and gas, petrochemical and refinery projects from conceptual designs, feasibility studies, FEED development, detailed engineering, to plant start-up and performance testing. John has made contributions to innovations in natural gas treating and processing, NGL recovery, LNG liquefaction and regasification, synthesis gas purification, and carbon capture methods. John is the co-author of the Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas, first edition (2013) published by Elsevier, the United States. He has published over 80 technical papers and has frequently presented his findings at technical conferences such as GPA Midstream Convention, GPA Europe, Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, LNG Summit, Offshore Technology Conference, GASTECH, and China Coal Forum. John is the inventor of over 90 patents and patent pending processes. John is specializing in more complex NGL recovery designs for conventional and unconventional gases, treating high CO2 content gases using physical solvents, acid gas removal with amines, cryogenic nitrogen rejection and helium recovery.
Valappil, Jaleel V.
Jaleel V. Valappil is a senior engineering specialist with Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals in Houston, TX, USA. He has several years of experience in process simulation, advanced process control and optimization of various processes including LNG. Before joining Bechtel, he was a senior consulting engineer with the Advanced Control Services Group of Aspen Technology Inc., where he was responsible for developing and implementing advanced control and optimization solutions for a variety of processes. He has worked extensively on developing and deploying process simulation models for applications in design, engineering, and operations of LNG plant built by Bechtel in collaboration with Conoco Phillips over the years. He identified the benefits of lifecycle modeling for LNG plants and its use for plant design, operability/controllability studies, startup simulations and Operator Training Simulators, multi-train LNG facility debottlenecking and operational troubleshooting. Dr. Valappil has also developed and deployed Advanced Process Control technology for LNG processes, for plants in engineering stage and plants that are already operating. He has published several papers on LNG plant simulation and control in both industry conferences and journals and holds patents related to LNG plant control and turbo-machinery operation.
Wood, David A.
Dr. David Wood has more than forty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. For the past two decades, David has worked as an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work including some 350 publications and four books. He frequently acts as an advisor and/or trainer to governments and companies on many technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas industry through his consultancy, DWA Energy Limited. He has extensive editorial experience as a founding editor of Elsevier's Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2008/9 then serving as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016. David obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London (U.K.) and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (Paris, France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).