Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas

  • 12h 17m
  • David A. Wood, Jaleel V. Valappil, John Y. Mak, Saeid Mokhatab
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2014

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

About the Authors

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.

John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, USA, and leads the technology and design development for the chemical and energy sectors and has made significant contribution to the technologies in gas treating, emission controls, NGL recoveries, carbon capture, natural gas liquefaction and regasification, power generation and coal gasification. He has over 50 publications on these subjects and is also listed as the primary inventor on over 80 patent and patent pending processes. Throughout his career, he has developed over 100 oil and gas and energy projects in various locations and applied his design innovations to improve energy efficiency, lower emissions and reduce cost for many of his clients. He is pioneering on the use of LNG cold in power plant integration that increases overall efficiency and reduces emissions at LNG receiving terminals. He is also on the advisory board of the China Coal Forum and several technology companies in China.

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.

David A. Wood has more than thirty 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. His early energy industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco, Lundin Oil and other independents working around the world. He is now an independent international consultant, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy related topics including: the international energy markets, oil and gas fiscal designs, LNG, GTL, gas storage and gas supply. He publishes regular reports on global LNG industry activities and developments for World Oil. He acts as an adviser to governments and companies on technical and commercial aspects of the LNG industry through his consultancy DWA Energy Limited. Dr. Wood is actively involved in research, publication and training programmes and is the assistant editor-in-chief of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering. He has developed and participates in online oil and gas MBA programs with a focus on LNG and global gas supply chains.

In this Book

  • Endorsements
  • LNG Fundamentals
  • Gas Conditioning and NGL Recovery Technologies
  • Natural Gas Liquefaction
  • Energy and Exergy Analyses of Natural Gas Liquefaction Cycles
  • Natural Gas Liquefaction Cycle Enhancements and Optimization
  • Process Control and Automation of LNG Plants and Import Terminals
  • LNG Plant and Regasification Terminal Operations
  • Dynamic Simulation and Optimization of LNG Plants and Import Terminals
  • LNG Safety and Security Aspects
  • Advances and Innovations in LNG Industry
  • LNG Project Management