Essentials of Flow Assurance Solids in Oil and Gas Operations

Essentials of Flow Assurance Solids in Oil and Gas Operations

Understanding Fundamentals, Characterization, Prediction, Environmental Safety, and Management

1st Edition - October 3, 2022

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  • Author: Abdullah Hussein
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991186

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Flow assurance solids deposition is one of the main challenges in oil and gas production operations with millions of dollars spent annually on their mitigation. Essentials of Flow Assurance Solids in Oil and Gas Operations works as an all-inclusive reference for engineers and researchers, covering all the different types of solids that are commonly encountered in oil and gas fields. Structured to flow through real-world operations, the reference branches through each solid deposit problem where the root causes are as well as modeling, monitoring, characterization, and management strategies, all comprehensively reviewed in the light of contemporary research breakthroughs. Backed by several field case studies, Essentials of Flow Assurance Solids in Oil and Gas Operations gives petroleum and reservoir engineers a resource to correlate between the theoretical fundamentals and field practical applications allowing for sustainable and optimal operations.

Key Features

  • Provides the main operations of oil and gas fields, the characteristics of produced fluids, and the main flow assurance challenges
  • Furnishes the basic principles of deposits formation and mitigation, starting with a full investigation of the problems, then mechanisms, causes, predictions, modelling, and sample analysis, followed by management
  • Distinctively discusses the operational and environmental implications of flow assurance solids and their management using chemical and nonchemical methods
  • Teaches engineers through impactful visuals and data sets included in every chapter


Petroleum engineers; production engineers; reservoir engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Oil and Gas Production Operations and Production Fluids
    2. Flow Assurance
    3. Problems Associated with Solids Formation and Deposition
    4. Flow Assurance Solids Types and Mechanisms of Formation 
    5. Mineral Scales in Oil and Gas Fields
    6. Gas Hydrates and Diamondoids
    7. Wax Deposits
    8. Asphaltenes Deposits
    9. Naphthenates Deposits
    10. Biofouling
    11. Chemicals Incompatibility Deposits (pseudoscale)
    12. Flow Assurance Solids - Prediction and Modeling
    13. Monitoring of Flow Assurance Solids Formation in Oil and Gas Fields
    14. Flow Assurance Solids Chemical Analysis and Characterization
    15. Mineral Scales Management
    16. Gas Hydrates Management
    17. Wax Deposits Management
    18. Asphaltenes Deposits Management
    19. Naphthenate Deposits Management
    20. Biofouling Management
    21. Mechanical Removal of Solid Deposits
    22. Chemical Injection Systems
    23. Environmental Aspects of Solids Deposition and Their Management

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 3, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991186

About the Author

Abdullah Hussein

Abdullah Hussein is a production chemistry advisor with over 14 years of experience in oil and gas operations. Previously he worked for Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co as head of research and development and responsible for all lab operations, HSE, and field research proposals. He developed new strategies to characterize, remove, and control solid deposits which lead to significant improvements in production revenues. He is currently a production technician for Elanco Canada Limited. Abdullah has published many scientific papers, and received his B.Sc. in chemistry from Zagazing University in Egypt.

Affiliations and Expertise

Production Technician, Elanco Canada Limited, Canada

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