Surfactants: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petroleum Industry

Surfactants: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petroleum Industry

by Laurier L. Schramm
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521157935

ISBN-13: 9780521157933

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Here is a comprehensive introduction to the highly practical and diverse applications of surfactants within the petroleum industry, detailing their nature, occurrence, physical properties, propagation, and uses. The focus is on the knowledge and practices needed to successfully deal with surfactants in the petroleum production process: in reservoirs, in oil and

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Here is a comprehensive introduction to the highly practical and diverse applications of surfactants within the petroleum industry, detailing their nature, occurrence, physical properties, propagation, and uses. The focus is on the knowledge and practices needed to successfully deal with surfactants in the petroleum production process: in reservoirs, in oil and gas wells, in surface processing operations, and in environmental, health and safety applications. Throughout, important applications of colloid and interface science principles are emphasized and real-world processes and problems are clearly illustrated. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521157933
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
630
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Surfactant Fundamentals: 1. Surfactants and their solutions: basic principles Laurier L. Schramm and D. Gerrard Marangoni; 2. Characterization of demulsifiers R. J. Mikula and V. A. Munoz; 3. Emulsions and foams in the petroleum industry Laurier L. Schramm and Susan M. Kutay; Part II. Surfactants in Porous Media: 4. Surfactant adsorption in porous media Laura L. Wesson and Jeffrey H. Harwell; 5. Surfactant induced wettability alteration in porous media Eugene A. Spinler and Bernard A. Baldwin; 6. Surfactant flooding in enhanced oil recovery Tor Austad and Jess Miltner; 7. Scale-up evaluations and simulations of mobility control foams for improved oil recovery Fred Wassmuth, Laurier L. Schramm, Karin Mannhardt, and Laurie Hodgins; Part III. Oilwell, Near-Well, and Surface Operations: 8. The use of surfactants in lightweight drilling fluids Todd R. Thomas and Ted M. Wilkes; 10. Surfactants in Athabasca oil slurry conditioning, flotation recovery, and tailings processes Laurier L. Schramm, Elaine N. Stasiuk, and Mike MacKinnon; Part IV. Environmental, Health, and Safety Applications: 11. Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation Varadarajan Dwarakanath and Gary A. Pope; 12. Use of surfactants for environmental applications Merv Fingas; 13. Toxicity and persistence of surfactants used in the petroleum industry Larry N. Britton; Part V. Glossary and Indexes: 14. Glossary of surfactant terminology Laurier L. Schramm; Author and affiliation indexes.

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