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|Main Title||Hydraulic fracturing chemicals and fluids technology /|
|Author||Fink, Johannes Karl,|
|Publisher||Gulf Professional Publishing / Elsevier,|
|Subjects||Hydraulic fracturing ; Oil field chemicals ; Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects ; Oil wells--Hydraulic fracturing ; Gas wells--Hydraulic fracturing|
|Collation||xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Create hydraulic fracturing fluid formulations that meet project specific needs while protecting the environment and profitability."--Cover, p.. "Demand for well stimulation chemicals and products continue to rise, and fracturing chemicals, when used properly, can protect the life of the well, the environment and engineers on the job. However, there are many challenges facing this frowing part of the industry, including lack of published references on chemical selection, basic mechanics of chemical components, environmental implications on chemicals used, and understanding the elements of hte products behind the trade names. Wel-known author, Johannes Fink, author of Petroleum engineer's guide to oil field chemicals and fluids, has published a quick look-up guide titled Hydraulic fracturing chemicals and fluids technology. Fink creates a concise and coprehensive reference handbook to enable the engineer to logically select and utilize the appropriate chemicals on any hydraulic fracturing job. The first book to be devoted entirely to hydraulic fracturing chemicals, fink eliminates teh guesswork so the engineer can select the best chemicals needed on the job, while providing the best protection for the well, workers and environment."--Cover, p.. General aspects -- Fluid types -- Thickeners -- Friction reducers -- Fluid loss additives -- Emulsifiers -- Demulsifiers -- Clay stabilization -- pH control additives -- Surfectants -- Scale inhibitors -- Foaming agents -- Defoamers -- Crosslinking agents -- Gel stabilizers -- Gel breakers -- Biocides -- Proppants -- Special compositions -- Environmental aspects -- Index.