1. Suspensions: Basic Principles / Laurier L. Schramm -- 2. Particle and Suspension Characterization / Ahmed I.A. Salama and Randy J. Mikula -- 3. Rheology of Suspensions / Shijie Liu and Jacob H. Masliyah -- 4. Flow of Suspensions in Pipelines / H.A. Nasr-El Din -- 5. Principles of Single-Phase Flow Through Porous Media / Shijie Liu and Jacob H. Masliyah -- 6. Permeability Decline Due to Flow of Dilute Suspensions Through Porous Media / H.A. Nasr-El-Din -- 7. Fines Migration in Petroleum Reservoirs / Brij Maini, Fred Wassmuth and Laurier L. Schramm -- 8. Asphaltenes in Crude Oil and Bitumen: Structure and Dispersion / James G. Speight -- 9. Solids Production and Control in Petroleum Recovery / Blaine F. Hawkins, Ion Adamache and Gerhard Leopold -- 10. Drilling Fluid Suspensions / Timothy G.J. Jones and Trevor L. Hughes -- 11. Suspensions in Hydraulic Fracturing / Subhash N. Shah -- 12. Principles and Applications of Cement Slurries / D. Guillot and J.F. Baret. This book provides an introduction to the nature, formation and occurrence, stability, propagation, and uses of suspensions in the petroleum industry. Its audience is scientists and engineers who may encounter or apply suspensions, whether in process design, petroleum production, or research and development. The primary focus is on the applications of the principles of particle dispersions, with attention given to practical processes and problems. The book illustrates how to understand, make, and use desirable suspensions and how to approach destabilizing, or preventing the occurrence of undesirable suspensions.