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by Dr. Duncan Seddon
Gas Usage and Value addresses issues concerned with the development and sale of natural gas resources. The text overviews the world's gas reserves and outlines the principal issues concerning composition and the cost of producing well head gas to make a specification product or extract particular components; operation and cost of gas plants; and the cost of transporting the gas to an end-user. Separate chapters deal with the use of gas in the downstream process industries. Gas usages for various technologies are described and alternatives are critically compared. Costs for the downstream process industries are described on a self-consistent basis that allows comparison of alternatives. Estimates are presented for each technology on the cost of production as the gas price changes. Case studies are included to illustrate variations or specific points of relevance.
Dr. Duncan Seddon is principal consultant for Duncan Seddon & Associates, Pty. Ltd., providing consulting services to energy-intensive and related industries. With more than 30 years of experience in petroleum, petrochemical, and gas conversion research issues, Seddon holds a B.Sc. Special Hons. (First Class) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, U.K.; is a Personal Fellow of the Science Research Council at Imperial College, London; a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute; and member of the Australian Institute of Energy and Society of Petroleum Engineers. He served as a member of the Biological Committee of the AusIndustry START program, and has more than 100 publications including refereed papers, patents, conference papers, and general articles.
344 pages/Hardcover/February 2006