Fluid–Solid Interactions in Upstream Oil and Gas Applications

Fluid–Solid Interactions in Upstream Oil and Gas Applications

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  • Editors: Ibnelwaleed Hussein, Mohamed Mahmoud
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992855

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Fluid-Solid Interactions in Upstream Oil and Gas Applications, Volume 78 delivers comprehensive understanding of fluid-rock interactions in oil and gas reservoirs and their impact on drilling, production, and reservoir hydrocarbon management. The book is arranged based on intervals of the oil and gas production process and introduces the basics of reservoir fluids and their properties, along with the rheological behavior of solid-fluid systems across all stages of the reservoir, including drilling processes, acidizing, and fracking. The reference then addresses different application-specific issues, such as solid-fluid interactions in tight reservoirs, the applications of nanoparticles, interactions during the EOR processes, and environmental concerns.

Key Features

  • Introduces the basics of reservoir fluids and their properties as well as the rheological behavior of solid-fluid systems
  • Discusses the latest advances in molecular simulations and their reliability
  • Highlights the environmental concerns regarding the application of fluid-solid systems


Graduate students and professors from petroleum geology and petroleum and chemical engineering departments Oil and gas industry

Table of Contents

  • I. Introduction to Reservoir Fluids & Rock Properties (IH/QU/Qatar, MM/KFUPM/KSA)
    a. Types and Composition of Reservoir Fluids (Oil/Water/Gas)
    b. Sandstone mineralogy
    c. Carbonate Mineralogy
    d. Other mineralogy
    e. Rock Properties (Porosity, Permeability, Wettability, IFT, Capillary Pressure, Relative Permeability)

    II. Rheology of solids and fluids in upstream applications (IH/QU/Qatar; Japan/UoA/Canada)
    a. Basics of rheology
    b. Viscoelasticity
    c. Rheology of reservoir fluids
    d. Rheology of solids in fluids
    e. Emulsions rheology
    f. Fracturing fluid rheology
    g. Rheology of drilling fluids
    h. Impact of rheology on settling of solids (horizontal and vertical wells)

    III. Interactions of drilling and completion fluids during drilling and completion operations (MM/KFUPM/KSA)
    a. Drilling and completion fluids components
    b. Drilling and completion fluids stability
    c. Fluid/solid interactions in drilling and completion fluids
    d. Solid/solid interaction in drilling and completion fluids
    e. Compatibility between different additives in drilling and completion fluids
    f. Interaction of drilling and completion fluids solids with the formation rocks
    g. Interactions of drilling fluid filtrate with the formation rocks and fluids (for both conventional and unconventional).
    IV. Interactions of fluids during carbonate acidizing operations (Sultan/KFUPM/KSA)
    a. Basic chemistry of carbonate acidizing
    b. Composition of fluids in carbonate acidizing (HCl, Organic Acids, Retarded Acids)
    c. Compatibility of the ingredients of the acid formulation in carbonate acidizing
    d. Acid/carbonate interactions
    e. Iron compounds precipitation during carbonate acidizing
    f. Effect of wormholing on fluid flow in the reservoir
    g. Methods to characterize the wormholing efficiency in carbonate formations
    h. Damage quantification during carbonate acidizing

    V. Interactions of fluids during sandstone acidizing operations (MM/KFUPM/KSA)
    a. Basic chemistry of sandstone acidizing
    b. Composition of stimulations fluids during sandstone acidizing (HF/HCl, Organic Acids, Retarded Acids)
    c. Compatibility of the stimulation fluid ingredients
    d. Acid/sandstone interactions during sandstone acidizing
    e. Adsorption and retention of stimulation fluids (ingredients) in the formation rocks
    f. Fines migration and clay swelling during sandstone acidizing
    g. Effect of corrosion inhibitors on sandstone wettability
    h. Interaction with different salts and acids with sandstone minerals

    VI. Interactions of fluids during hydraulic and acid fracturing operations (Sangwai/IIT/India; University of Oklahoma/University of Houston/USA)
    a. Introduction to hydraulic/acid fracturing
    b. Reaction kinetics of different fracturing fluids with carbonates
    c. Components and compatibility of fracturing fluids properties
    d. Fracturing fluids and formation damage-fracture face skin
    e. Proppant embedment’s and its effect on fracture conductivity
    f. Fracturing fluid leak off and filtrate interaction with the reservoir rocks and fluids
    g. Fracturing fluid residue clean up
    h. Environmental and social impact
    i. Effect of mineralogy on the interaction of acid frac fluids with carbonates
    j. Interactions of spent acid with formation rocks and fluids
    k. Wettability alteration during acid fracturing operations
    l. Combined use of different acid fracturing fluids and interactions in the wellbore and formation

    VII. Types of fluid/rock interactions in tight and unconventional formations (Liu/China Univ of Petroleum/China)
    a. Basics of unconventional and tight reservoirs (Mineralogy, composition, challenges)
    b. Pore characteristics (Pore size, Pore throat)
    c. Forces affecting the flow in nano/micro/macro pores
    d. Adsorption and retention of different fluids (Gas, Kerogen on Rock)
    e. Aqueous phase trapping and removal
    f. Condensate banking/removal

    VIII. Interactions during various EOR Operations (Mysara, UTP/Malaysia)
    a. Interactions during low salinity water flooding
    b. Interactions during ASP Flooding
    c. Interactions during CO2 flooding
    d. Interactions during foam flooding
    e. Implications of Rock/Fluid Interactions: through surface charge change, wettability, contact angle, cation exchange, etc.

    IX. Interactions of Nanoparticles in Upstream Operations (Mohamed Arif, KU/UAE)
    a. NP in drilling fluids
    b. in filter cake
    c. NP in stimulation fluids
    d. NP in EOR
    e. NP and formation damage
    f. NP plugging in conventional and tight rocks

    X. Molecular Simulations in Fluid-Solid Interactions (IH/QU/Qatar; Santiago/BU/Spain)
    a. EGR
    b. Rock dissolution
    c. EOR
    d. Scale removal
    e. Precipitation

    XI. Environmental issues in upstream operations (Aramco/KSA)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992855

About the Editors

Ibnelwaleed Hussein

Dr. Hussein is a Research Professor at the Gas Processing Center, Qatar University. He was a former Professor of Chemical Engineering and a former Assistant Director of the Center of Research Excellence in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hussein obtained his PhD from the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at University of Alberta, Canada in 1999. His PhD Thesis won the Canadian Society of Rheology Graduate Student Award for the year 1999. His specialization is in the areas of Polymers and Rheology. Dr. Hussein is actively involved in research in the area of polymers with about 25 granted US patents and more than 200 refereed journal articles and conference publications. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Polymer Processing Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Gas Processing Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Mohamed Mahmoud

Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud is currently working as a professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. Dr. Mahmoud’s research areas include carbonate and sandstone stimulation, formation damage, and rock Petrophysics and Geomechanics. He authored/co-authored several journal and conference papers in addition to more than 80 US patents. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Suez Canal University, Egypt, and a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

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