Natural Gas Production Engineering

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The quintessential guide for gas engineers, emphasizing the practical aspects of natural gas production. Readers will learn to incorporate cutting-edge research in estimating reserves, evaluating the performance of fractured wells, processing gas, and material balance analysis; learn to evaluate future performance of gas reservoirs; learn to improve the performance of gas wells; and more. Included are a number of field cases, case studies, and problem-solving examples to make Natural Gas Production Engineering a practical and real-world guide for engineers.

Features & Benefits

  • How to estimate gas in place under various mechanisms
  • How to evaluate vertical, fractured, and horizontal wells
  • How to detect and cure liquid loading in gas wells
  • How to optimize the performance of gas wells
  • How to design and optimize surface compressors


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  • Field level personnel
  • Management
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  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Dr. Mohan Kelkar is a professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His main research interests include reservoir characterization, production optimization, and risk analysis. He is involved in several research projects, which are partially funded by various national and international oil companies, the US Department of Energy, and Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology. He has taught various short courses for many oil companies in Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Nigeria, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Scotland, India, Denmark and across the United States. He has been a consultant to many oil companies, as well as to the United Nations. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9 inches
Pages: 584
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781593700171

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