Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids

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.


Petroleum Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer

Paperback, 808 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

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


    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


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