Natural Gas Hydrates: A Guide For Engineers by John CarrollNatural Gas Hydrates: A Guide For Engineers by John Carroll

Natural Gas Hydrates: A Guide For Engineers

byJohn Carroll

Paperback | October 30, 2018

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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 Editionhelps 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 ofNatural Gas Hydratesis 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
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, Uni...
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Title:Natural Gas Hydrates: A Guide For EngineersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128101458

ISBN - 13:9780128101452

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Hydrate Types and Formers 3. Hand Calculation Methods 4. Computer Methods 5. Inhibiting Hydrate Formation with Chemicals 6. Dehydration of Natural Gas 7. Combating Hydrates using Heat and Pressure 8. Physical Properties of Hydrates 9. Phase Diagrams 10. Water Content of Natural Gas 11. Additional Topics