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Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Second Edition

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Table of Contents

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.

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