Oil and gas engineers today use three main factors in deciding drilling fluids: cost, performance, and environmental impact, making water-based products a much more attractive option. Water-Based Chemicals and Technology for Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids effectively delivers all the background and infrastructure needed for an oil and gas engineer to utilize more water-based products that benefit the whole spectrum of the well's life cycle. Helping to mitigate critical well issues such as formation damage, fluid loss control, and borehole repair, more operators demand to know the full selection of water-based products available to consistently keep a peak well performance. This must-have training guide provides the necessary coverage in the area, broken down by type and use, along with an extensive list of supportive materials such as a chemical index of structural formulas and helpful list of references for further reading. In addition to understanding the types, special additives, and chemical compatibilities of the products available, the reader will also learn proper waste disposal techniques, including management of produced water, a component mandatory to hydraulic fracturing operations. Concise and comprehensive, Water-Based Chemicals and Technology for Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids details all the necessary educational content and handy references to elevate your well's performance while lowering your environmental impact.
- Understand the basics and functions on all water-based fluids for drilling, completion, cementing, and enhanced oil recovery operations
- Get up to date with the growing need for water-based fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations including supportive materials such as an index of trade names, acronyms, and chemicals
- Stay responsible and know the environmental aspects and current regulations, including disposal and discharge
Preface Part I: General Aspects Chapter 1: History Chapter 2: Fields of Application for Water-Based Compositions
Part II: Drilling Fluids Chapter 1: Classification of Muds Chapter 2: Types of Water-Based Drilling Fluids Chapter 3: Special Additives for Drilling Fluids Chapter 4: Special Issues of Water-Based Drilling Fluids
Part III: Fracturing Fluids Chapter 1: Comparison of Stimulation Techniques Chapter 2: Special Types Chapter 3: Special Additives for Fracturing Fluids Chapter 4: Special Issues of Water-Based Drilling Fluids
Part IV: Other Water-Based Uses Chapter 1: Completion and Workover Operations Chapter 2: Borehole Repair Chapter 3: Cementing Chapter 4: Filter Cake Removal Chapter 5: Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir Treatment Chapter 6: Water Shutoff Chapter 7: Sweep Fluids Chapter 8: Water-Based Enhanced Oil Recovery Chapter 9: Pipelines
Part V: Additives for General Uses Chapter 1: Water Soluable Polymers Chapter 2: Corrosion Inhibitors Chapter 3: Bacteria Control Chapter 4: Antifreeze Agents Chapter 5: Thickeners Chapter 6: Surfactants Chapter 7: Lubricants Chapter 8: Foams Chapter 9: Gelling Water-Based Systems Chapter 10: Scale Inhibitors for Squeezing Operations Chapter 11: Multifunctional Additives
Part VI-Environmental Aspects and Waste Disposal Chapter 1: Environmental Regulations Chapter 2: Toxicity Tests Chapter 3: Pollutants Chapter 4: Use of Waste Byproducts as Additives Chapter 5: Waste Streams Chapter 6: Discharge of Waste Fluids in Cement Chapter 7: Discharge in Polymers Chapter 8: Water-Based Drilling Fluid Disposal Chapter 9: Drill Cutting Wastes Chapter 10: Management of Produced Water Chapter 11: Oil-Polluted Ground
Acronyms Chemicals General References Index
Johannes Fink is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Montanuniversität Leoben in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Fink teaches macromolecular chemistry. His career spans for more than thirty years in the field of polymers, including characterization, flame retardancy and pyrolysis of polymers. Johannes has published multiple books and articles, including Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids, 2nd Edition, Water-Based Chemicals and Technology for Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids and Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology, all published by Elsevier.