Natural Gas Engineering
The field of natural gas (NG) engineering is very much important for petroleum engineers specializing in gas processing technology.
The course outlines an optimal balance between natural gas production, natural gas processing, and gas transportation. An extensive treatise on (NG) engineering, both upstream and gas refining processes with key equipment and facility design will be covered. This course will also highlight the current status of the production of natural gas through unconventional sources/technics and the applications of (NG).
Week 1: Introduction, Gas Production: Upstream, Reservoir- Well Completion
Week 2: Properties of (NG): Phase Behavior
Week 3: Well inflow performance relationship (IPR), Skin factor, Productivity Index, Gas well testing
Week 4: Wellbore Performance: TPR Curve, Single Phase & Multi-Phase flow, Choke Performance: CPR Curve, Sonic and Subsonic Flow, Well Deliverability: Nodal Analysis
Week 5: Natural Gas Production: Downstream, Surface Facilities, Principle of Separator, Design of Separator: Vertical, Horizontal; Two-Phase Separation, Three Phase Separation
Week 6: (NG) Processing: Dehydration of (NG), Design of Dehydration, Sweeting Processes, Compressor design, and energy calculation
Week 7: Transportation and Measurement, Pipeline Design
Week 8: Flow-through pipeline, issues, and solutions, Unconventional Production of (NG): Shale Gas, Gas Hydrates, Coal bed Methane, Oil Shale, Pyrolysis of Carbonaceous Materials, etc…
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate and postgraduate students professional practitioner in the discipline of Chemical Engineering. Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy
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