Natural Gas Hydrates: A Guide for Engineers

Natural Gas Hydrates: A Guide for Engineers

by John Carroll
     
 

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Rarely covered in formal engineering courses, natural gas hydrates are a common problem and real-life danger for engineers worldwide. Updated and more practical than ever, Natural Gas Hydrates, Third Edition helps managers and engineers get up to speed on all the most common hydrate types, how to forecast when they will appear, and safely mitigate their

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Rarely covered in formal engineering courses, natural gas hydrates are a common problem and real-life danger for engineers worldwide. Updated and more practical than ever, Natural Gas Hydrates, Third Edition helps managers and engineers get up to speed on all the most common hydrate types, how to forecast when they will appear, and safely mitigate their removal. Known for being highly flammable, gas hydrates are a preventable threat that can costs millions of dollars in damage, as well as take the lives of workers and engineers on the rig. The third edition of Natural Gas Hydrates is enhanced with today’s more complex yet practical utilization needs including:

  • New hydrate types and formers, including mercaptans and other sulfur compounds
  • Vital information on how to handle hydrate formation in the wellbore, useful information in light of the Macondo explosion and resulting oil spill
  • More detailed phase diagrams, such as ternary systems, as well as more relevant multicomponent mixtures


  • Quantifiably measure the conditions that make hydrates possible and mitigate the right equipment correctly
  • Predict and examine the conditions at which hydrates form with simple and complex calculation exercises
  • Gain knowledge and review lessons learned from new real-world case studies and examples, covering capital costs, dehydration, and new computer methods

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'I have often thought that many technical books are written for the academic, and not for the practicing engineer. This book looks like the type that would be out on the engineers desk most of the time, rather than stuffed back in some cabinet.'

'Good mix of basic theory and application'

'Practical for everyday use.'

Bruce Roberts
Chief Reservoir Engineer, Shell Canada

'Carroll uses a very practical approach that is useful for conveying concepts that are useful in resolving real-life problems with hydrates.'

'I've made use of the software (spreadsheets) that came with the 1st Edition. Very useful.'

'Carroll cites other books as competition. I got lucky and bought Carroll's and haven't needed any other, so I haven't looked at them.'

'I have used it to resolve real problems that I might not have been able to handle as well with other approaches. I guarantee that you will not find a useful treatment of hydrates that includes how to calculate pipeline heat loss other than in Carroll's book. I used that in handling a problem in Australia.'

Fred W. Shoemaker
Principal Engineer, Operating Plants Technical Support
Siemens Power Generation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780128005750
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/24/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
340
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

John Carroll is currently Director, Geostorage Processing Engineering for Gas Liquids Engineering, Ltd. in Calgary. With more than 20 years of experience, he supports other engineers with software problems and provides information involving fluid properties, hydrates and phase equilibria. Prior to that, he has worked for Honeywell, University of Alberta as a seasonal lecturer, and Amoco Canada as a Petroleum Engineer. John has published a couple of books, sits on three editorial advisory boards, and he has authored/co-authored more than 60 papers. He has trained many engineers on natural gas throughout the world, and is a member of several associations including SPE, AIChE, and GPAC. John earned a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) and a Doctorate of Philosophy, both in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada.

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