A comprehensive review of the current status and challenges for natural gas and shale gas production, treatment and monetization technologies
Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream presents an international perspective on the production and monetization of shale gas and natural gas. The authors review techno–economic assessments of the midstream and downstream natural gas processing technologies.
Comprehensive in scope, the text offers insight into the current status and the challenges facing the advancement of the midstream natural gas treatments. Treatments covered include gas sweeting processes, sulfur recovery units, gas dehydration and natural gas pipeline transportation.
The authors highlight the downstream processes including physical treatment and chemical conversion of both direct and indirect conversion. The book also contains an important overview of natural gas monetization processes and the potential for shale gas to play a role in the future of the energy market, specifically for the production of ultra–clean fuels and value–added chemicals. This vital resource:
- Provides fundamental chemical engineering aspects of natural gas technologies
- Covers topics related to upstream, midstream and downstream natural gas treatment and processing
- Contains well–integrated coverage of several technologies and processes for treatment and production of natural gas
- Highlights the economic factors and risks facing the monetization technologies
- Discusses supply chain, environmental and safety issues associated with the emerging shale gas industry
- Identifies future trends in educational and research opportunities, directions and emerging opportunities in natural gas monetization
- Includes contributions from leading researchers in academia and industry
Written for Industrial scientists, academic researchers and government agencies working on developing and sustaining state–of–the–art technologies in gas and fuels production and processing, Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream provides a broad overview of the current status and challenges for natural gas production, treatment and monetization technologies.
List of Contributors
About the editors
Chapter 1: Introduction to Natural Gas Monetization
Chapter 2: Techno–economic analyses and policy implications of environmental remediation of shale gas wells in the Barnett Shales
Chapter 3: Thermodynamic modelling of natural gas and gas condensate mixtures
Chapter 4: CO2 Injection in Coal Formations for Enhanced Coalbed Methane and CO2 Sequestration
Chapter 5: Fluid Flow – Basics
Chapter 6: Fluid Flow Advanced Topics
Chapter 7: The Origin of Hydrocarbon Process Simulation
Chapter 8: Optimization of Natural Gas Network Operation under Uncertainty
Chapter 9: A Multi–Criteria Optimization Approach to the Synthesis of Shale Gas Monetization Supply Chains
Chapter 10: Study for the Optimal Operation of Natural Gas Liquid Recovery and Natural Gas Production
Chapter 11: Modeling and optimization of natural gas processing and production networks
Chapter 12: Process Safety in Natural Gas Industries
Chapter 13: Thermodynamic modeling of relevance to natural gas processing
Chapter 14: Light Alkane Aromatization: Efficient use of Natural Gas
Chapter 15: Techno–Economic Analysis of Monetizing Shale Gas to Butadiene
Chapter 16: Fractionation of the Gas–to–Liquid Diesel Fuels for Production of On–Specification Diesel and Value–Added Chemicals
Chapter 17: An energy integrated approach to design supercritical Fischer–Tropsch synthesis products separation and solvent recovery system
Chapter 18: Multi–scale models for the prediction of microscopic structure and physical properties of chemical systems related to natural gas technology
Chapter 19: NATURAL GAS to ACETYLENE (GTA)/ETHYLENE (GTE)/LIQUID FUELS (GTL) The Synfuels International, Inc. Process
Chapter 20: Natural Gas based SOFC in Distributed Electricity Generation: Modeling and Control
Chapter 21: Design of Synthetic Jet Fuel Using Multivariate Statistical Methods
Nimir O. Elbashir, Director of TEES Gas & Fuels Research Center and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
Mahmoud M. El–Halwagi, Professor in theDepartment of Chemical Engineering, and Managing Director of TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center, Texas A&M University, USA.
Ioannis Economou Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Kenneth R. Hall is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Bryan Research & Engineering in Bryan, Texas USA.