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.
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.