Chemistry for Enhancing the Production of Oil and Gas

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Providing an overview of the science and technology of the use of production chemicals to enhance and maintain oil and gas production, Chemistry for Enhancing the Production of Oil and Gas is geared towards a technically trained audience. Readers will find a review of the important chemical and physical principles that are common to most, if not all, of the enhancement treatments. The authors also discuss aspects of the use and mechanisms of the complex chemistries that take place with the application of flow assurance chemicals, during stimulation (reactive chemistry and prop fracturing) and chemically improved oil recovery, including the use of chemical tracers. A final chapter emphasizes the importance of health, safety, and environmental compliance in all aspects of oilfield treatments. Most of the chapters found within end with a section where successful chemical enhancement or control methods have been used to solve specific production problems.

About the Author

Wayne W. Frenier retired from Schlumberger in 2004 after more than 30 years of research and development activities in several areas of the energy industry. His most recent assignment was as a Schlumberger advisor in product development in Sugarland, Texas, US. Frenier is the author of 33 US patents, numerous technical articles, and four books. These include recent SPE publications, Formation, Removal, and Inhibition of Inorganic Scale in the Oilfield Environment (with Murtaza Ziauddin) and Organic Deposits in Oil and Gas Production (with Murtaza Ziauddin and Ramachandran Venkatesan). He currently performs consulting services in the energy industry. He holds an MS degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago and is a member of SPE, NACE International, and the American Chemical Society.

Murtaza Ziauddin is an advisor for production chemistry with Schlumberger and works on research and development projects in the areas of organic and inorganic scale, matrix stimulation of sandstones and carbonates, enhanced oil recovery, and CO2 sequestration. Ziauddin is the author of numerous technical articles and 12 US patents. He joined Schlumberger in 1997 after receiving a BS degree from the University of Houston and a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. He is a member of SPE and several other engineering societies.

Type: Softcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 616
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781613993170

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