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Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids by Johannes Fink

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Chapter 13. Gas Hydrate Control
In petroleum technology, gas hydrates are undesirable compounds that may be formed during production of transportation of natural gas. Large accumulations of gas hydrates are, however, known in nature, and these are now considered as potential non-conventional energy sources.
Gas hydrates were first described by Davy in 1810 (Davy, 1811), based on chlorine, but hydrocarbon-based gas hydrates only became relevant more than 100 years later. The history and issues of gas hydrates has been reviewed in the literature (Barone and Chianese, 2009), and important milestones in the field of gas hydrates are summarized in Table 13.1. There are several monographs and review articles of both the physical and the physicochemical ...

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