Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids

Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids

3rd Edition - February 25, 2021

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  • Author: Johannes Fink
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854382
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858137

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Petroleum Engineer’s Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids, Third Edition delivers all the necessary lists of chemicals by use, their basic components, benefits and environmental implications. Instead of searching through various sources, this updated reference presents a one-stop, non-commercialized approach by organizing products by function, matching the chemical to the process for practical problem-solving, and extending coverage with additional resources and supportive materials. Updates include shale specific fluids and organic additives, including swellable polymers and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Covering the full spectrum, including fluid loss additives and oil spill treating agents, this book is ideal for every oil and gas operation with its options for lower costs, sustainable use and enhanced production.

Key Features

  • Helps readers effectively locate and utilize the right chemical application specific to their oil and gas operation
  • Includes updated sections on shale specific fluids, defoamers and organic additives, including biodegradable waste and swellable polymers
  • Covers environmental factors and risks for oil field chemicals, along with the pluses and minuses of each application


Petroleum Engineers, Production Engineers, Drilling Fluid Specialists/Engineer, Completion Engineers, Operation Managers, Drilling Engineers, and Mud Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Drilling Muds
    2. Fluid Loss Additives
    3. Clay Stabilization
    4. Lubricants
    5. Bacteria Control
    6. Corrosion Inhibitors
    7. Scale Inhibitors
    8. Gelling Agents
    9. Filter Cake Removal
    10. Cement Additives
    11. Transport
    12. Drag Reducers
    13. Gas Hydrate Control
    14. Antifreeze Agents
    15. Odorization
    16. Enhanced Oil Recovery
    17. Fracturing Fluids
    18. Water Shutoff
    19. Oil Spill Treating Agents
    20. Waste Disposal
    21. Dispersions, Emulsions, and Foams
    22. Defoamers
    23. Demulsifiers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1078
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2021
  • Published: February 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854382
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858137

About the Author

Johannes Fink

Johannes Fink is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Montanuniversität Leoben in Styria, Austria. Dr. Fink teaches macromolecular chemistry. His career spans for more than thirty years in the field of polymers, including characterization, flame retardancy and pyrolysis of polymers. Johannes has published multiple books and articles, including Petroleum Engineer’s Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids, Second Edition, Water-Based Chemicals and Technology for Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids and Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology, Second Edition, all published by Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Polymer Chemistry, Montanuniversitat Leoben, Styria, Austria

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