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[Oilfield scale is commonly known as the solid deposits due to the precipitation of inorganic mineral scale in producing wells, which is one of the biggest production challenges of the oil and gas industry, (Vazquez et al. 2012). Possibly next to corrosion and gas hydrates, scale is probably the...
[Scale management not only consists of combating scale deposition. It also compromises several aspects including the prediction of which type scale will deposit and the maximum scale potential. This information is critical to evaluate the risk assessment and evaluating and selecting solutions.]
[This is a brief introduction to scale inhibitors; a much deeper and detailed review can be found in the manuscript authored by Cowan and Weintritt. The intention is to provide a brief historical overview of the use of scale inhibitors in oilfield and water applications.]
[The objective of this chapter is to describe the elements necessary to simulate a squeeze treatment, which may be used to predict the lifetime of the treatment, based on the operating parameters and the rock and inhibitor properties.]
[Once it has been established that scale formation may pose a problem, and the type of scale that will need to be treated against is determined, the selection of an appropriate inhibitor can take place, and the life cycle of squeeze treatment design.]
[Scale precipitation is perceived as production issue since the greatest impact of solid deposits is encountered in the production well and surface facilities. However, reservoir processes have a very important impact on scale precipitation.]
[Optimization consists of maximizing or minimizing an objective function: the value of the objective function is determined by several input parameters. This process may be attempted by varying the parameters by hand until a desired match is obtained; however, this approach might be extremely...
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