Because natural gas is just that--a gas--it is very difficult to collect, transmit, and process, unlike liquids. You can feel, see, and handle liquids, but not gas. Due to the very bright future of this expanding industry, more books are needed on the shelves of petroleum engineers who are moving from oil to natural gas markets. Most drilling and petroleum engineers were not schooled specifically as "petroleum engineers," and this creates a dearth of knowledge and expertise in the industrial literature. This gap is usually handled in intracompany ways, through mentoring, company guidelines, and rules of thumb. This book is the "must have" information for the industry today.
* First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail
* Examines natural gas energy pricing with the aim of answering the relevant questions
* Discusses the elements of automating today's gas processing plants and strategies for identifying and quantifying the benefits of automation.