- eBook ISBN 9780123838452
- Print ISBN 9780123838445
The petroleum engineer is often at the mercy of the chemical manufacturer when deciding which products to use during which phase of the production operation. However, choosing the wrong chemical could lead to cost overruns and a serious loss in production. Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Fluids provides petroleum engineers with the necessary information for the selection and application of oil field chemicals.
A compilation of literature spanning over 20,000 references, chemicals are ordered according to workflow. Condensed for readability, this manual provides users with information on oil field chemicals such as drilling muds, corrosion inhibitors gelling agents, scale inhibitors and bacteria control. The manual also includes cutting edge chemical and polymers such as water soluble polymers, viscosity control – enhanced, microencapsulation, thickeners, recycling additives, lubrication, surfactants, workover and completion fluids, surfactants for flooding techniques, environmental protection chemicals, and green chemicals alternative construction materials.
"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