Reservoir Formation Damage, Second edition is a comprehensive treatise of the theory and modeling of common formation damage problems and is an important guide for research and development, laboratory testing for diagnosis and effective treatment, and tailor-fit- design of optimal strategies for mitigation of reservoir formation damage. The new edition includes field case histories and simulated scenarios demonstrating the consequences of formation damage in petroleum reservoirs Faruk Civan, Ph.D., is an Alumni Chair Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Dr. Civan has received numerous honors and awards, including five distinguished lectureship awards and the 2003 SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.

Key Features

*Petroleum engineers and managers get critical material on evaluation, prevention, and remediation of formation damage which can save or cost millions in profits from a mechanistic point of view. *State-of-the-Art knowledge and valuable insights into the nature of processes and operational practices causing formation damage *Provides new strategies designed to minimize the impact of and avoid formation damage in petroleum reservoirs with the newest drilling, monitoring, and detection techniques


Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists, Drilling Engineers

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1—Overview of Formation Damage PART I Characterization of Reservoir Rock for Formation Damage— Mineralogy, Texture, Petrographics, Petrophysics, and Instrumental Techniques Chapter 2— Mineralogy and Mineral Sensitivity of Petroleum–Bearing Formations Chapter 3— Petrographical Characteristics of Petroleum-Bearing Formations Chapter 4— Petrophysics–Flow Functions and Parameters Chapter 5— Porosity and Permeability Relationships of Geological Formations Chapter 6— Instrumental and Laboratory Techniques for Characterization of Reservoir Rock PART II Characterization of the Porous Media Processes for Formation Damage—Accountability of Phases and Species, Rock-Fluid-Particle Interactions, and Rate Processes Chapter 7— Multi-Phase and Multi-Species Transport in Porous Media Chapter 8—Particulate Processes in Porous Media Chapter 9—Crystal Growth and Scale Formation in Porous Media PART III Formation Damage by Particulate Processes Chapter 10—Single-Phase Formation Damage by Fines Migration and Clay Swelling Chapter 11— Multi-Phase Formation Damage by Fines Migration Chapter 12—Cake Filtration: Mechanism, Parameters and Modeling PART IV Formation Damage by Inorganic and Organic Processes—Chemical Reactions, Saturation Phenomena, Deposition, and Dissolution Chapter 13—Inorganic Scaling and Geochemical Formation Damage Chapter 14—Formation Damage by Organic Deposition PART V Assessment of the Formation Damage Potential—Testing, Simulation, Analysis, and Interpretation Chapter 15—Laboratory Evaluation of Formation Damage Chapter 16— Formation Damage Simulator Development Chapter 17— Model Assisted Analysis and


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About the author

Faruk Civan, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, USA