Special Issue "Advanced Oil and Gas Transportation and Treatment Technologies"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021 (closed)
Guest Editors
Dr. Jiang Bian, China University of Petroleum (East China),China
Dr. Huai Su, China University of Petroleum (Beijing),China


The transportation of crude oil, refined oil, natural gas and various chemical products with fluid properties at normal temperature mainly depends on pipeline transportation. Pipeline transportation of petroleum and its products and various gases from producing areas to refineries or users has been known as one of the safest, most economical and eco-friendly transportation ways. In recent years, with the steady growth of the world economy and the rapid development of energy demand in various countries, the pace of global oil and gas pipeline construction has been accelerated, and the construction scale and construction level have been greatly improved. In addition, more and more enterprises try to use pipelines to transport carbon dioxide and hydrogen under the background of Carbon Neutral. This special issue aims to report the most important and latest technological advances in transportation and treatment of oil, natural gas and non-conventional fossil fuels (e.g., heavy oil, diluted bitumen, shale oil, shale gas and oil sands slurry), as well as carbon dioxide and hydrogen.


Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cleaner production and technical processes for oil;

Dehydration, deacidification and liquefaction of natural gas;

Storage and transportation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide;

Energy saving and emission reduction technology in oil and gas industry;

Risk and reliability assessment of pipelines;

Multiphase flow and flow assurance issues;

Novel processing (e.g., subsea) techniques;

Intelligent technologies in oil & gas production;

Prognostics Health & Management in oil & gas industry;

Data analytics in oil & gas pipeline operation and management;

Primary and enhanced production from unconventional oil & gas resources.

oil; gas; transportation; treatment; pipeline; cleaner production; reliability assessment; data mining; intelligent technology; unconventional oil & gas resources

Published Papers
  • Optimization of a High-pressure Water-Powder Mixing Prototype for Offshore Platforms
  • Abstract A new device is designed to promote the mixing of high-pressure water jets and powders in typical industrial applications. The water and powder mixing devices traditionally used on offshore platforms are detrimentally affected by the geometrical configuration of the water nozzle and the powder spraying pipe, which are parallel, resulting in small intersecting volumes of liquid and powder. By allowing the related jets to intersect, in the present work the optimal horizontal distance, vertical distance and intersection angle are determined through a parametric investigation. It is also shown that such values change if the number of water layers is increased… More
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  • Experimental Study on the Erosion of Pipelines under Different Load Conditions
  • Abstract The influence of the material stress state induced by internal and external forces on the erosion rate of pipelines has rarely been investigated in the literature. In order to fill this gap, using a tensile tester machine, a two–phase gas–solid particles jet erosion test was carried out considering a 316L stainless steel under different tensile stresses and different erosion angles. The results show that: 1) In the elastic range, with the increase of stress, the erosion rate manifests a rising trend; 2) In the metal plastic range, the increase of stress leads to a decrease of the erosion rate; 3)… More
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  • A Critical Analysis of Natural Gas Liquefaction Technology
  • Abstract Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an important energy source and occupies an important proportion in natural gas consumption, therefore, the selection of appropriate liquefaction processes and related optimization should be seen as subjects of great importance. Accordingly, in the present review, we provide a comparative and critical analysis of the current status of natural gas liquefaction technology through examination of the advantages and disadvantages associated with three natural gas liquefaction processes (namely, the cascade liquefaction cycle, the expander-based cycle and the mixed refrigerant cycle). It is shown that the energy consumption related to the cascade refrigeration cycle is the lowest.… More
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