Underground Storage of Natural Gas

Theory and Practice

  • M. R. Tek

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Management Perspective and International Aspects

  3. Theory and Practice

  4. Recent Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Guy Fasanino, Jean-Eric Molinard
      Pages 233-264
    3. Guy Fasanino, Jean-Eric Molinard
      Pages 265-299
    4. Guy Fasanino, Jean-Eric Molinard
      Pages 301-325
    5. Dennis D. Coleman
      Pages 339-345
  5. Case Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Siegfried Meister
      Pages 387-403
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 445-458

About this book


This book contains the proceedings of NATO Advanced Study Institute, 'Underground Storage of Natural Gas - Theory and Practice', which was held at The Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey during 2-10 May 1988. Underground storage is the process which effectively balances a variable demand market with a desirably constant supply provided by pipelines. Storage reservoirs are the unique warehouses designed and developed to provide a ready supply of natural gas in response to high, peak demands during cold weather. The natural' gas is injected into the underground storage environment when the market demand falls below the supply available from the pipeline. It is withdrawn from the storage reservoir to supplement the steady supply provided by the pipelines whenever the demand exceeds the supply. The overall wellbeing of the entire western world in general and of the NATO member count­ ries in particular depend critically upon having sufficient energy resources. Of over 80 quad Btus of energy consumed each year in the western world, about 30~ comes from natural gas, a figure only exceeded by oil. The technology related to supply and demand of natural gas has been in the focus of long range energy planning during the last decade in Western Europe. In view of recent developments related to natural gas in Europe and Turkey, an "Advanced Study Institute" programme in Turkey on underground storage of natural gas was deemed particularly relevant and timely.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Tek
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6936-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0993-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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