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1. Energy revolution: From a fossil energy era to a new energy era

January 2016
Caineng Zou | Qun Zhao | Guosheng Zhang | Bo Xiong

This paper aims to predict the future situation of global energy development. In view of this, we reviewed the history of energy use and understood that new energy sources will usher in a new era following...

2. Principles of and tips for nitrogen displacement in gas pipeline commissioning

March–May 2015
Maolin Cui | Changchun Wu

Since the West-to-East Pipeline I was put into production, operators have made many attempts and accumulated valuable experiences in gas pipeline commissioning. However, there are still some problems....

3. Shale gas exploitation: Status, problems and prospect

February 2018
Shiqian Wang

Over the past five years, great progress has been made in shale gas exploitation, which has become the most driving force for global gas output growth. Hydrocarbon extraction from shale helps drive...

4. Key elements for functioning gas hubs: A case study of East Asia

March 2018
Xunpeng Shi | Hari M.P. Variam

This paper clarifies various concepts relevant to gas trading hubs and presents an innovative framework with key elements to create gas hubs. The nine key elements in the framework are further divided...

5. Formula calculation methods of water content in sweet natural gas and their adaptability analysis

December 2014
Zhu Lin | Fan Junming | Zhu Jia | Qin Li | Li Luling

Estimation of water content is the foundation of natural gas processing and designing, and a formula calculation method provides a solution simple and easy to be programmed by computers. In this regard,...

6. Floating storage and regasification units face specific LNG rollover challenges: Consideration of saturated vapor pressure provides insight and mitigation options

July 2018
Kulitsa Maksym | Wood David A.

Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) form a rapidly expanding sector of LNG business. In many cases, FSRU now provide a more cost-effective and very flexible way to deliver natural gas to...

7. Natural gas in China: Development trend and strategic forecast

July 2018
Caineng Zou | Qun Zhao | Jianjun Chen | Jian Li | Zhi Yang | Qinping Sun | Jialiang Lu | Gangxiong Zhang

Based upon an analysis of global energy developing trend, a discussion was made on the natural gas developing trend in China with the following pre-estimating results from multiple perspectives. (1)...

8. Technologies in deep and ultra-deep well drilling: Present status, challenges and future trend in the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016–2020)

September 2017
Haige Wang | Yunhua Ge | Lin Shi

During the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011–2015), CNPC independently developed a series of new drilling equipment, tools and chemical materials for deep and ultra-deep wells, including six packages...

9. Gas and LNG pricing and trading hub in East Asia: An introduction

October 2016
Xunpeng Shi

This paper summarizes the four papers in the special issues on ‘Gas and LNG pricing and trading hub in East Asia’. The papers examine lessons and experience from European hub development, other commodity,...

10. Calculation of thermodynamic properties of water by the CPA equation of state

July 2017
Ping Guo | Hanmin Tu | Zhouhua Wang | Qian Wang

An appreciable amount of formation water exists inevitably in the porous media of reservoirs, but the existence of water is often neglected in the usual calculation of phase equilibrium. The commonly...

11. Negative adsorption in the isotherm adsorption experiments of low-adsorption coal and shale

January 2019
Wenguang Tian | Ze Deng | Hongyan Wang | Honglin Liu | Guizhong Li | Xuejun Liu | Zhenhong Chen | Hao Chen | Yanan Li

Negative absorption of an inverse V type which rises first and then drops is often observed in the adsorption test of low adsorption samples. In view of this, a gravimetric isotherm rig with a large...

12. Underground coal gasification (UCG): A new trend of supply-side economics of fossil fuels

October 2016
Fei Mao

China has a huge demand for energy. Under the present energy structure of rich coal, lean oil, less gas, limited and low-rising rate renewable energy, discussion focus is now on the high-efficient mining...

13. Automatic welding technologies for long-distance pipelines by use of all-position self-shielded flux cored wires

October 2014
Zeng Huilin | Wang Changjiang | Yang Xuemei | Wang Xinsheng | Liu Ran

In order to realize the automatic welding of pipes in a complex operation environment, an automatic welding system has been developed by use of all-position self-shielded flux cored wires due to their...

14. Key technologies for salt-cavern underground gas storage construction and evaluation and their application

December 2018
Qiqi Wanyan | Guosheng Ding | Yan Zhao | Kang Li | Jingen Deng | Yali Zheng

Salt-cavern underground gas storage is technically faced with non-uniform distribution of stratified salt rocks, complex solution mining mechanism, difficult control of solution mining process, less...

15. An experimental study on the CO2/sand dry-frac process

December 2014
Song Zhenyun | Su Weidong | Yang Yanzeng | Li Yong | Li Zhihang | Wang Xiaoyu | Li Qianchun | Zhang Dongzhe | Wang Yu

The CO2/sand dry-frac process is a waterless fracturing technology in which CO2 instead of water is used as fracturing fluid. The application of the technology abroad (in the USA and Canada) shows that...

16. Strategic analysis on establishing a natural gas trading hub in China

December 2014
Xiaoguang Tong | Jiong Zheng | Bo Fang

Since 2010, the LNG importing price premium in the Asia–Pacific markets has become increasingly high, generating great effects on the economic development in China. In addition, the natural gas dependence...

17. Design of an ultra-high torque double shoulder drill-pipe tool joint for extended reach wells

September 2017
Xiaohua Zhu | Zhi Zhang

Drill-pipe tool joints in extended reach wells often suffer a shear failure. In view of this, an ultra-high torque double-shoulder pipe joint was designed according to the deformation compatibility...

18. Progress and prospects of natural gas development technologies in China

December 2018
Ailin Jia

Under the present situation of low global oil prices and vigorous development of green energy resources, China has turned to focus on natural gas in oil and gas sector, both production and consumption...

19. An optimal design of cluster spacing intervals for staged fracturing in horizontal shale gas wells based on the optimal SRVs

September 2017
Lan Ren | Ran Lin | Jinzhou Zhao | Leize Wu

When horizontal well staged cluster fracturing is applied in shale gas reservoirs, the cluster spacing is essential to fracturing performance. If the cluster spacing is too small, the stimulated area...

20. Analysis of sustainable development of natural gas market in China

December 2018
Jianhong Yang

Followed by the revival in 2016, an explosive growth appeared in the 2017 natural gas market in China, with an annual consumption being up to 233.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) and annual increment being...

21. A large LNG tank technology system “CGTank®” of CNOOC and its engineering application

December 2015
Chao Zhang | Tongwen Shan | Zihang Fu | Li Xiao

LNG tanks are complex in design and building process and high in costs, so LNG tank technology is one of the most advanced ones in the field of energy, which has been monopolized by foreign companies...

22. Development of Europe's gas hubs: Implications for East Asia

October 2016
Xunpeng Shi

Gas trading hubs have been initially developed in the US in 1980s, UK in 1990s, more recently in European in the 2000s and mulled in East Asia now. Due to its freshness and diversification in nationality,...

23. Methodology for kick tolerance calculation and well killing in deepwater drilling

November 2016
Yequan Jin | Cheng Li | Qian Wu

Kick tolerance is a key parameter to indicate whether shut-in operation can be carried out safely and a proper well killing method should be chosen in well drilling. At present, however, the calculation...

24. Effective water influx control in gas reservoir development: Problems and countermeasures

March–May 2015
Xi Feng | Bing Zhong | Xuefeng Yang | Hui Deng

Because of the diversity of geological characteristics and the complexity of percolation rules, many problems are found ineffective water influx control in gas reservoir development. The problems mainly...

25. A new model for the accurate calculation of natural gas viscosity

March 2017
Xiaohong Yang | Shunxi Zhang | Weiling Zhu

Viscosity of natural gas is a basic and important parameter, of theoretical and practical significance in the domain of natural gas recovery, transmission and processing. In order to obtain the accurate...

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