Wayne W. Frenier and Murtaza Ziauddin
240 pp.; Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-55563-140-6
Society of Petroleum Engineers
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Scale buildup can have serious operational consequences. Formation, Removal and Inhibition of Organic Scale in the Oilfield Environment gives an overview of the science and technology of scale formation, removal, and inhibition to a general technical audience, with emphasis placed on the basic chemical and mechanical principles for scale control. Learn about the environment in which damaging scales occur and the technical aspects of scale management from an upstream oil and gas industry perspective. The text and more than 100 illustrations describe aspects of inorganic scales, including the chemical driving forces for scale formation, methods for removing and preventing scale, and the mathematical methods behind engineering guidelines, along with a discussion of best practices and case histories for control of the various types of inorganic deposits.


This book is the companion to Organic Deposits in Oil and Gas Production.  Together, these books will help you diagnose and resolve deposition issues in your operations.

You may wish to consider these related SPE training courses:
Formation Damage Prevention
Formation Damage During Waterflooding, PWRI and EOR
Understanding Inorganic Scaling – Mechanisms, Control and Management


Wayne W. Frenier recently retired from Schlumberger after more than 30 years of research and development activities in the energy industry. His most recent assignment was as a Schlumberger advisor in product development in Sugar Land, Texas. Frenier is the author of 28 US patents, two books, and numerous technical articles. He holds an MS degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago and is a member of SPE, NACE International, and the American Chemical Society. 


Murtaza Ziauddin is a principal engineer with Schlumberger and works on research and development projects in the areas of organic and inorganic scale, matrix stimulation of sandstones and carbonates, enhanced oil recovery, and CO2 sequestration. He also has led the development of a geochemical simulation software for matrix acidizing and inorganic scale prediction. Ziauddin is the author of numerous technical articles and two US patents; he joined Schlumberger in 1997 after receiving a BS degree from the University of Houston and a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. He is a member of SPE and several other engineering societies.

• Inorganic scale chemistry • Inorganic scale-removal methods • Inhibition of inorganic scale formation • Application of design principles • Case studies
Formation, Removal, and Inhibition of Inorganic Scale in the Oilfield Environment is available in Adobe Digital Edition, Adobe Digital Rental Edition, and print and Adobe Digital Edition set.