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Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry
on August 18, 2009
This book covers the entire area of oilfield chemistry with the exception of drilling, cementing and fracturing chemicals.
The book starts with a discussion of environmental regulations and green chemical alternatives. Individual chapters then include discussions of chemicals proposed and used in:
Water and Gas Control, Scale Control, Asphaltene Control, Acid Stimulation, Sand Control, Naphthenic Acid Scale Control, Production Corrosion Control, Gas hydrate Control, Wax Control, Demulsifiers, Foam, Flocculants, Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers and Oxygen Scavengers, Biocides and Drag reducing agents.
The emphasis of the discussions is on the chemicals and there are hundreds of chemical structures that illustrate the text. Some very useful information is provided on mechanisms of action and on physical application of the chemicals. The very extensive reference list that accompanies each chapter includes many patent citations (issued as well as applications). This provides a very comprehensive look at the field, but does not necessarily describe the chemicals that are actually being used in the industry.
This book will be very useful for practicing oilfield chemists and those in the industry who need a very deep and broad look at the use of chemicals to control a great number of significant production problems. The author of this review has already used it extensively in his current work.