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Surface Operations in Petroleum Production, II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444426772, 9780080879796

Surface Operations in Petroleum Production, II, Volume 19B

1st Edition

Editors: J.O. Robertson G.V. Chilingarian S. Kumar
eBook ISBN: 9780080879796
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st July 1989
Page Count: 561
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (G.V. Chilingarian, J.O. Robertson, Jr. and C. Thibault with Appendix by D.D. Coleman). 2. Flow Rate Measurement (T.R. Sifferman with Appendix by L.J. Kemp and G.V. Chilingarian). 3. The Manufacture, Chemistry and Classification of Oilwell Cements and Additives (J.O. Robertson, Jr., G.V. Chilingarian and S. Kumar). 4. Fracturing (J.O. Robertson, Jr., G.V. Chilingarian and S. Kumar). 5. Acidizing Oilwells (J.O. Robertson, Jr. and G.V. Chilingarian). 6. Gravel Packing (W.B. Hatcher, G.V. Chilingarian and J.R. Solum). 7. Steam Enhanced Oil Recovery (J.P. Fanaritis and G.V. Chilingarian). 8. Corrosion in Drilling and Producing Operations (T.A. Bertness, G.V. Chilingarian and M. Al-Bassam). 9. Water Quality for Subsurface Injection (C.C. Wright and G.V. Chilingarian). 10. Offshore Technology (S. Kumar and G.V. Chilingarian). 11. Pollution Control (K.M. Sasseen, G.V. Chilingarian and J.D. Brady). 12. Underground Storage of Gas and Oil (A. Ali Azun, G.V. Chilingarian and S. Kumar). Appendix A. Technology of Testing Petroleum Products and Sample Experiments (G.V. Chilingarian, J.O. Robertson, Jr. and C.M. Beeson). Appendix B. Conversion of Units (J.O. Robertson Jr. and G.V. Chilingarian). References Index. Subject Index.


This second volume of Surface Operations in Petroleum Production complements and amplifies Volume I which appeared in 1987 and covered several aspects of oilfield technology. This second volume presents a detailed theoretical and practical exposition of surface oilfield practices, including gas flow rate measurement, cementing, fracturing, acidizing, and gravel packing. In today's era of specialization, these operations are generally left to service companies, denying field engineers and company managers direct detailed knowledge of the specific surface and subsurface operations. This book presents a comprehensive analysis which may be used by field engineers to analyze technical problems, specify the required surface and subsurface operations, and closely supervise the service company's work and post-treatment operation of the well.

Another subject which has great economic consequences in all oilfields is corrosion of equipment. The book presents a comprehensive analysis of the theory of corrosion in the oilfield and methods that have proved effective for the retardation, or elimination, of corrosion. Quality control of injection waters in then covered. Three more topics are addressed: the first is offshore technology which is presented with reference to onshore oilfield operations, making a lucid presentation for field engineers who have no practical knowledge of the subject. The second is pollution control - an area of oilfield management which has assumed widespread importance in recent years. The last topic covered is the subject of underground storage of gas and oil. Underground fuel storage and retrieval is an active area of oilfield production management that utilizes the technology presented in this entire treatise. Finally, the technology of testing petroleum products and sample experiments for junior and senior petroleum engineering students are presented.

This two-volume comprehensive treatise on modern oilfield technology thus provides not only a complete reference for field managers, engineers, and technical consultants, but will also serve academic needs in advanced studies of petroleum production engineering.


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About the Editors

J.O. Robertson

G.V. Chilingarian

Affiliations and Expertise

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

S. Kumar

Affiliations and Expertise

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