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Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Second Edition


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Control of Naphthenate and Other Carboxylate Fouling. Introduction. Naphthenate Deposition Control Using Acids. Low-Dosage Naphthenate Inhibitors. References. Corrosion Control during Production. Introduction. Methods of Corrosion Control. Corrosion Inhibitors. Film-Forming Corrosion Inhibitors. References. Gas Hydrate Control. Introduction. Chemical Prevention of Hydrate Plugging. Gas Hydrate Plug Removal. References. Wax (Paraffin Wax) Control. Introduction. Wax Control Strategies. Chemical Wax Removal. Chemical Wax Prevention. References. Demulsifiers. Introduction. Methods of Demulsification. Water-in-Oil Demulsifiers. References. Foam Control. Introduction. Defoamers and Antifoams. References. Flocculants. Introduction. Theory of Flocculation. Flocculants. References. Biocides. Introduction. Chemicals for Control of Bacteria. Biocides. Biostats (Control "Biocides" or Metabolic Inhibitors). Summary. References. Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers. Introduction. Nonregenerative H2S Scavengers. Summary. References. Oxygen Scavengers. Introduction. Classes of Oxygen Scavengers. References. Drag-Reducing Agents. Introduction. Drag-Reducing Agent Mechanisms. Oil-Soluble DRAs. Water-Soluble DRAs. References. Chemicals for Hydrotesting. Introduction. Hydrotesting Formulations. References. Foamers for Gas Well Deliquification. Introduction. Properties and Classes of Foamers. References. Appendix 1: OSPAR Environmental Regulations for Oilfield Chemicals. Index.

About the Author

Malcolm A. Kelland obtained a first class honors degree in chemistry and a DPhil in organometallic chemistry from Oxford University, UK. He worked at RF-Rogaland Research (now the International Research of Stavanger, IRIS), Norway, from 1991 to 2000 mostly on production chemistry projects. He moved to the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway, in 2001, where he is currently professor of inorganic chemistry. His current research is in designing and testing more environmentally friendly LDHIs as well as other projects on new scale inhibitors and other crystal growth inhibitors in and outside the oil industry. He is also the chief scientific officer for Eco Inhibitors, a spin-off company from UiS that consults on oilfield chemicals and licenses several new LDHIs.


... covers the multitude of problems facing the production chemist in the oil industry ... very readable ... It is fine reference book for experienced personnel and an excellent source of information for newcomers.-E. J. Vase, Chromatographia 2010, 72, July (No. 1/2)

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