Chemistry for Enhancing the Production of Oil and Gas provides an overview of the science and technology of the use of production chemicals to enhance and maintain oil and gas production. Geared towards a technically trained audience, this new book emphasizes the technical aspects of the production management from the perspective of the upstream oil and gas industry.
The chapters describe the production environment, problems that require chemical intervention, and thus, the need for the thousands of difference chemicals that are in use. They will review the important chemical and physical principles that are common to most, if not all, of the enhancement treatments. They 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 of the book end with a section where successful chemical enhancement or control methods have been used to solve specific production problems.
Table of contents
2 Chemistry of Production Impairment
3 Formation Stimulation With Reactive Chemicals
4 Propped Fracturing Chemistry and Applications
5 Improved Oil Recovery Chemical Applications
6 Health, Ecology, and Safe Handling of Treating Chemicals and Produced Fluids