Surface Operations in Petroleum Production, I - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444424730, 9780080879789

Surface Operations in Petroleum Production, I, Volume 19A

1st Edition

Authors: G.V. Chilingarian J.O. Robertson S. Kumar
eBook ISBN: 9780080879789
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st July 1987
Page Count: 821
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Table of Contents

of Vol. I: 1. Introduction to Surface Production Equipment (K.M. Sasseen, G.V. Chilingarian). 2. Physical Properties of Petroleum Gases and Liquids (F.J. Lockhart, G.V. Chilingarian). 3. Separation of Oil and Gas (F.J. Lockhart, G.V. Chilingarian, S. Kumar). 4. Oil Field Emulsions and their Electrical Resolution (L.C. Waterman, R.L. Pettefer, G.V. Chilingarian). 5. Chemical Resolution of Petroleum Emulsions (D.U. Bessler, G.V. Chilingarian). 6. Vapor Recovery (Varec Inc., G.V. Chilingarian, S. Kumar). 7. Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids (B.A. Eckerson, A.L. Johnson, G.V. Chilingarian). 8. Oil and Gas Transport (S. Kumar, G.V. Chilingarian). 9. Design of Flowing Well Systems (S. Kumar, K.H. Guppy, G.V. Chilingarian). 10. Well Testing (S. Kumar, G.V. Chilingarian). 11. Production Logging (S. Kumar, G.V. Chilingarian). 12. Gas Lift (J.O. Robertson, Jr., G.V. Chilingarian, W.G. Carter, S. Kumar). 13. Plunger Lift (C.M. Beeson, D.G. Knox, M. Al-Bassam, G.V. Chilingarian). 14. Sucker-Rod Pumping (D. Momeni, G.V. Chilingarian, W.B. Hatcher, Axelson). 15. Hydraulic Subsurface Pumps (P. Wilson, G.V. Chilingarian). 16. Electric Submergible Pumps (W.J. Powers, C. Dunbar, G.V. Chilingarian). References Index. Subject Index.


This is the first part of a two-volume work which comes at a time when oil producers are taking a close look at the economy of oilfield operation and redesign of production technology to improve ultimate recovery. The very high cost, and risk, of the search for new oilfields demands the re-evaluation of production technology and reservoir engineering to improve the production characteristics of existing oilfields.

It is the aim of this work that it will be instrumental in the improvement of the global enhancement of oil production and ultimate recovery. It is the outcome of extensive collaboration between experts in petroleum who have devoted their time to the lucid expression of the knowledge that they have acquired through experience in the evaluation and solution of field problems, and development of economic field processes. Oil production companies have been generous in their cooperation through assistance and encouragement to the authors and permission to publish data, designs and photographs.

Together, the two books provide a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the subject. The physical and chemical properties of the fluids encountered by engineers in the field are clearly described. The properties, methods of separation, measurement, and transportation of these fluids (gases, condensate liquids derived from natural gas, crude oils and oilfield waters) are dealt with. Following a presentation of the fluids and their process technology, a series of chapters give a thorough discussion of every type of surface equipment that is encountered in the myriad aspects of oilfield operations, ranging from waterflooding to new enhanced oil recovery techniques. Included are all methods for pumping, water control, production logging and corrosion control. The coverage also extends to: well completion and work-over operations, methods for design and operation of underground gas storage, and a review of offshore technology.

Surface Operations in Petroleum Production is therefore a comprehensive reference which will be invaluable for field production managers and engineers; as well as being an ideal text on production technology to complement the study of reservoir engineering.


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G.V. Chilingarian Author

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School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531, USA

J.O. Robertson Author

S. Kumar Author

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Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2G4