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Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology

When classifying fracturing fluids and their additives, it is important that production, operation, and completion engineers understand which chemical should be utilized in different well environments. A user's guide to the many chemicals and chemical additives used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology provides an easy-to-use manual to create fluid formulations that will meet project-specific needs while protecting the environment and the life of the well. Fink creates a concise and comprehensive reference that enables the engineer to logically select and use the appropriate chemicals on any hydraulic fracturing job. The first book devoted entirely to hydraulic fracturing chemicals, Fink eliminates the guesswork so the engineer can select the best chemicals needed on the job while providing the best protection for the well, workers and environment.


Completion engineers, Reservoir engineers, Operations engineers, Production engineers, Geologists and Research and Development engineers

Paperback, 248 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-411491-3


    1. General Aspects 
    2. Fluid Types
    3. Thickeners
    4. Friction Reducers 
    5. Fluid Loss Additives 
    6. Emulsifiers
    7. Demulsifiers
    8. Clay Stabilization
    9. pH Control Additives
    10. Surfactants
    11. Scale Inhibitors
    12. Foaming Agents
    13. Defoamers
    14. Crosslinking Agents
    15. Gel Stabilizers
    16. Gel Breakers
    17. Biocides
    18. Proppants
    19. Special Compositions
    20. Environmental Aspects



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