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A science field dealing with prevention of scales, hydrates, asphaltene and paraffin deposits and other problems that could stop flow of fluid from the subsurface, wellhead or pipeline.
Corrosion that is accelerated by the effects of erosion removing the initial corrosion films.
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Deeper-water fauna occur above a flooding surface; shallower-water fauna exist below that surface.
Reservoirs that occur along ancient rivers where the rivers overflowed. Deposits are mostly silt and mud.
Injection of gas or water into a reservoir to drive oil towards a producing well or set of wells.
Attraction, gellation and drop out of suspended particles from a liquid.
Materials used to increase visicosity. They cause colloidal particles to group into bunches or flocs.
The primary, bottom hole valve in the float collar or shoe that allow the casing to self fill while running and allows the cement to pass into the annulus but helps prevent cementing U-tubing after the job.