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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. 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,...

5. 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...

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. 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...

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. Automatic defect identification technology of digital image of pipeline weld

August 2019
Shaohua Dong | Xuan Sun | Shuyi Xie | Mingfeng Wang

Digital image of pipeline weld is an important basis for the reliability management of pipeline welds. However, the error rate of artificial discrimination is high. In order to increase the defect identification...

10. Calculation and analysis of dynamic drag and torque of horizontal well strings

April 2019
Xiaohua Zhu | Ke Li | Jiawei An

In recent years, shale gas production horizontal well types mainly include conventional horizontal well, highly deviated well and scoop-shape horizontal well. For the sake of construction decision making,...

11. 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)...

12. 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...

13. Joint exploration and development: A self-salvation road to sustainable development of unconventional oil and gas resources

November 2017
Lihui Zheng | Panfeng Wei | Zheng Zhang | Shuaishuai Nie | Xuanqing Lou | Kexin Cui | Yuwei Fu

Commercial production of unconventional oil and gas resources will not be easily achieved without large-scale engineering measures, let alone the additional operation cost, increasingly stricter requirement...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. Mechanism of fracture damage induced by fracturing fluid flowback in shale gas reservoirs

August 2019
Lijun You | Benbin Xie | Jian Yang | Yili Kang | Huifen Han | Liang Wang | Bin Yang

In this paper, the Lower Silurian Longmaxi shale samples and the backflow fracturing fluid in the Changning Block of the Sichuan Basin were selected to investigate the damage mechanism of retained fracturing...

17. 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...

18. Downhole vibration causing a drill collar failure and solutions

March 2017
Quanta Zhu | Zongming Zou | Bing Huang | Linhu Ma | Jiaxiang Xia

In large borehole drilling of some blocks or formations, due to serious downhole vibration, fatigue failure of a drill collar occurs frequently and most washouts and fractures are in thread root. An...

19. Efficiency improvement, consumption reduction and optimization of high-sulfur natural gas sweetening units

October 2019
Jianfeng Shang | Min Qiu | Zhongli Ji

To increase purified gas production and reduce the comprehensive energy consumption of high-sulfur natural gas sweetening unit, a process simulation model was established by using ProMax based on the...

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. Chemical–microwave–ultrasonic compound conditioning treatment of highly-emulsified oily sludge in gas fields

August 2019
Biyun Su | Li Huang | Shanjian Li | Liqin Ding | Bo Liu | Ao Zhang

The highly-emulsified oily sludge in gas fields is complex in components and serious in emulsification, which makes effective reduction extremely difficult only by a single direct mechanical separation...

22. Working mechanism of nano-SiO2 sol to alleviate the strength decline of oil well cement under high temperature

October 2019
Chengwen Wang | Xin Chen | Wei Zhou | Yonghong Wang | Yucheng Xue | Faqiang Luo

Strength retrogression of cement stone is one of the major challenges in oil well cementing under high temperatures. Nano-SiO2 exhibits the potential to mitigate this problem, but there is lack of reports...

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. 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,...

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