Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124115217
  • ISBN-13: 9780124115217
  • DDC: 622.3382
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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When classifying fracturing fluids and their additives, it is important that production, operation, and completion engineers understand which chemical should be utilized in different well environments. A user's guide to the many chemicals and chemical additives used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology provides an easy-to-use manual to create fluid formulations that will meet project-specific needs while protecting the environment and the life of the well. Fink creates a concise and comprehensive reference that enables the engineer to logically select and use the appropriate chemicals on any hydraulic fracturing job. The first book devoted entirely to hydraulic fracturing chemicals, Fink eliminates the guesswork so the engineer can select the best chemicals needed on the job while providing the best protection for the well, workers and environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: General Aspects.
2: Fluid Types.
3: Thickeners.
4: Friction Reducers.
5: Fluid Loss Additives.
6: Emulsifiers.
7: Demulsifiers.
8: Clay Stabilization.
9: pH Control Additives.
10: Surfactants.
11: Scale Inhibitors.
12: Foaming Agents.
13: Defoamers.
14: Crosslinking Agents.
15: Gel Stabilizers.
16: Gel Breakers.
17: Biocides.
18: Proppants.
19: Special Compositions.
20: Environmental Aspects.
Tradenames Index.
Acronyms Index.
Chemicals Index.
General Index.