Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids, Third Edition delivers all the necessary lists of chemicals by use, their basic components, benefits and environmental implications. Instead of searching through various sources, this updated reference presents a one-stop, non-commercialized approach by organizing products by function, matching the chemical to the process for practical problem-solving, and extending coverage with additional resources and supportive materials. Updates include shale specific fluids and organic additives, including swellable polymers and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Covering the full spectrum, including fluid loss additives and oil spill treating agents, this book is ideal for every oil and gas operation with its options for lower costs, sustainable use and enhanced production.
- Helps readers effectively locate and utilize the right chemical application specific to their oil and gas operation
- Includes updated sections on shale specific fluids, defoamers and organic additives, including biodegradable waste and swellable polymers
- Covers environmental factors and risks for oil field chemicals, along with the pluses and minuses of each application
1. Drilling Muds 2. Fluid Loss Additives 3. Clay Stabilization 4. Lubricants 5. Bacteria Control 6. Corrosion Inhibitors 7. Scale Inhibitors 8. Gelling Agents 9. Filter Cake Removal 10. Cement Additives 11. Transport 12. Drag Reducers 13. Gas Hydrate Control 14. Antifreeze Agents 15. Odorization 16. Enhanced Oil Recovery 17. Fracturing Fluids 18. Water Shutoff 19. Oil Spill Treating Agents 20. Waste Disposal 21. Dispersions, Emulsions, and Foams 22. Defoamers 23. Demulsifiers
Johannes Fink is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Montanuniversität Leoben in Styria, 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, Second Edition, Water-Based Chemicals and Technology for Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids and Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology, Second Edition, all published by Elsevier.