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Welcome to Production and Operations (P&O). I am honored to serve as your SPE
2013–2015 Technical Director for the P&O discipline. I have spent 20 years of my career doing all aspects of production engineering around the globe and as Technical Director have the responsibility for ensuring that P&O has quality coverage across SPE meetings, publications, and member services programs. I am also looking for new events, programs, and training that will meet the needs of SPE members with interest in the P&O topics.
The Petroleum Engineering Handbook has long been recognized as a valuable, comprehensive reference book that offers practical day-to-day applications for students and experienced engineering professionals alike. This new edition, the first since 1987, has been greatly expanded and consists of seven volumes.
Editor-in-Chief: Larry W. Lake
This volume will bring readers up to date in the areas of design, equipment selection, and operation procedures for most oil and gas wells. Chapters cover three main topic areas: well completions, problems caused by formation damage, and artificial lift—a major concern for production engineers.
Contents: Inflow and outflow performance • Completion systems • Tubing selection, design, and installation • Perforating • Sand control • Formation damage • Matrix stimulation • Hydraulic fracturing • Well production problems • Artificial lift selection • Sucker-rod lift • Gas lift • Electrical submersible pumps • Hydraulic pumping in oil wells • Progressing cavity pumping systems • Plunger lift