Advanced Natural Gas Engineering by Xiuli Wang

By Xiuli Wang

The function of usual fuel in assembly the area strength call for has been expanding as a result of its abundance, versatility, and fresh burning nature. consequently, new fuel exploration, box improvement, and creation actions are below means. this is often very true in locations the place normal fuel was once (until lately) labelled as 'stranded'. simply because a good portion of ordinary gasoline reserves world-wide can be found throughout our bodies of water, gasoline transportation turns into a topic. we're facing many exact matters and dealing with many demanding situations within the whole 'food chain' (upstream to midstream and downstream) of typical gasoline engineering. This necessitates a bridge of the expertise gaps in a few vital components: the original new applied sciences reminiscent of diverse interpretation of three-D seismic in traditional gasoline exploration; the explicit standards in gasoline good drilling; the necessity for the hydraulically fracturing of excessive permeability gasoline good to avoid the wear and tear yet most significantly to lessen turbulence as a result of excessive good deliverability; traditional fuel sea-going transportation equivalent to liquefied common gasoline (LNG) and compressed typical fuel (CNG); fuel conversion and garage; and, substitute and competing strength assets. All of those new matters and demanding situations haven't been addressed extensive in any current books. one more reason why we positioned this ebook jointly relies on our observations of younger execs and graduate scholars. With the facility of present computing expertise, many businesses are delivering assorted software program to resolve engineering difficulties. Many younger engineers and scholars are stable at working courses and plotting attractive graphs with no realizing what the numbers and figures suggest. in some way humans have misplaced their basic skills to take on difficulties with out utilizing a working laptop or computer. right here, in addition to addressing the complex engineering matters regarding usual gasoline, we additionally supply equations besides examples and targeted calculation methods of primary chemical and petroleum engineering difficulties. This e-book can function a reference ebook for all engineers within the power company in addition to a textbook for college kids in petroleum and chemical engineering curricula and within the education departments of a giant workforce of businesses.

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65. From Figure 1–9, ppc = 670 psi and Tpc = 375 R, which compare with 671 psi and 378 R calculated above. OPTION 3—Use published correlation to calculate ppc and Tpc , which will be discussed in a later section of this chapter. Presence of Nonhydrocarbon Gases It is worth noting that the well known graph in Figure 1–8 was constructed for only hydrocarbon gas mixtures. In the presence of large amounts of nonhydrocarbon gases, the gas deviation factor must be adjusted. In the absence of complete natural gas composition but knowing the gas gravity and the composition of nonhydrocarbon gases, the inserts in Figure 1–9 can be used to adjust the pseudocritical properties of a gas mixture to account for the presence of nonhydrocarbon gases.

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Economides. 2004. Aggressive fracture slashes turbulence in high-permeability gas well. World Oil (July). Wichert, E. and K. Aziz. 1972. Calculation of Z’s for sour gases. Hydrocarbon Processing 51 (5). 1 Introduction This chapter provides a fairly general and rudimentary exposure to problems in the exploration, drilling, and completion of natural gas wells. The chapter is by no means intended to be comprehensive but instead it provides an engineer, new to natural gas, insight about some of the challenges in accessing these reservoirs.

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