Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids


  • Johannes Fink, Professor of Polymer Chemistry, Montanuniversität Leoben, Vienna, Austria

Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids is a comprehensive manual that provides end users with information about oil field chemicals, such as drilling muds, corrosion and scale inhibitors, gelling agents and bacterial control. This book is an extension and update of Oil Field Chemicals published in 2003, and it presents a compilation of materials from literature and patents, arranged according to applications and the way a typical job is practiced. The text is composed of 23 chapters that cover oil field chemicals arranged according to their use. Each chapter follows a uniform template, starting with a brief overview of the chemical followed by reviews, monomers, polymerization, and fabrication. The different aspects of application, including safety and environmental impacts, for each chemical are also discussed throughout the chapters. The text also includes handy indices for trade names, acronyms and chemicals. Petroleum, production, drilling, completion, and operations engineers and managers will find this book invaluable for project management and production. Non-experts and students in petroleum engineering will also find this reference useful.
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Petroleum Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer


Book information

  • Published: May 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-383844-5


"If you are new to oil field chemicals or just not technically inclined, this book is a good first reference that introduces the what, where, how, and why of the chemicals that are used in the oil field. The book is designed for engineers; however, it would be useful for anyone not familiar with the topic in order to frame the chemistry that is applied in oil recovery."--AOCS, Inform, May 2012, Vol. 23 (5), page 302

Table of Contents

  1. Water Soluble Polymers
  2. Drilling Muds
  3. Fluid Loss Additives
  4. Viscosity Control
  5. Clay Stabilization
  6. Microencapsulation
  7. Thickeners
  8. Recycling Additives
  9. Lubrication
  10. Bacteria Control
  11. Surfactants
  12. Corrosion Inhibitors
  13. Scale Inhibitors
  14. Gelling Agents
  15. Filter-Cake Removal
  16. Workover and Completion Fluids
  17. Cement Additives
  18. Transport
  19. Drag Reducers
  20. Gas Hydrate Control
  21. Antifreeze Agents
  22. Odorization
  23. Enhanced Oil Recovery
  24. Surfactants for flooding techniques
  25. Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
  26. Water Shutoff
  27. Environmental Protection Chemicals
  28. Oil Spill-Treating Agents
  29. Dispersants
  30. Defoamers
  31. Demulsifiers
  32. Green Chemicals
  33. Alternative Construction Materials