Foams: Fundamentals And Applications In The Petroleum Industry

 Laurier L. Schramm, Editor

American Chemical Society Books, Washington, DC

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Summary

In petroleum operations, foams can be both beneficial and detrimental. This book provides an introduction to the nature, formation, propagation, stability, properties, uses, and breaking of foams in the petroleum industry. A variety of foams and applications are highlighted, foams that are bulk or lamellar, aqueous or nonaqueous, flowing or static. It also covers the occurrences of foams in porous media, well-bores, flotation vessels, and process plants. The book illustrates how to understand, make, and use desirable foams and how to approach breaking, or preventing undesirable foams. The book is aimed at scientists and engineers who may encounter foams in the process design, petroleum production, or research and development fields. The book is published by the American Chemical Society, Advances in Chemistry Series, 1994.


Table of Contents

FOAM FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 1. Foams: Basic Principles
L.L. Schramm and F. Wassmuth(Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Aqueous Foam Stability and Antifoaming Action with and without Oil: A Thin-Film Approach
D.T. Wasan, K. Koczo, and A.D. Nikolov (Illinois Institute of Technology)

 
Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Foam Transport in Porous Media
A.R. Kovscek and C.J. Radke (University of California, Berkeley)

 
Chapter 4. Foam Sensitivity to Crude Oil in Porous Media
L. L. Schramm (Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
ENHANCING OIL RECOVERY FROM POROUS MEDIA
Chapter 5. CO2 Foams in Enhanced Oil Recovery
J.P. Heller (New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Centre)

 
Chapter 6. Steam-Foams for Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery
E.E. Isaacs, J. Ivory and M.K. Green (Alberta Research Council)

 
Chapter 7. Adsorption of Foam-Forming Surfactants for Hydrocarbon-Miscible Flooding at High Salinities
K. Mannhardt and J.J. Novosad (Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
NEAR-WELL AND OILWELL APPLICATIONS OF FOAM
Chapter 8. Gas-Blocking Foams
J.E. Hanssen and M. Dalland (RF - Rogaland Research)

 
Chapter 9. Foams for Well Stimulation
D.J. Chambers (Canadian Fracmaster Ltd.)

 
Chapter 10. Role of Nonpolar Foams in Production of Heavy Oils
B.B. Maini and H. Sarma (Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
FOAMS IN SURFACE FACILITIES
Chapter 11. Bituminous Froths in the Hot-Water Flotation Process
R.C. Shaw, J. Czarnecki, L. L. Schramm, and D. Axelson (Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
Chapter 12. Antifoaming and Defoaming in Refineries
V.E. Lewis and W.F. Minyard (Nalco Chehimal Company)

 
GLOSSARY AND INDEXES
Chapter 13. Foam Terminology in the Petroleum Industry
L.L. Schramm (Petroleum Recovery Institute)

 
Author and Affiliation Indices
Subject Index

 

 
 

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