Methods to Prevent the Release of Fines

  • Kartic C. Khilar
  • H. Scott Fogler
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 12)


A number of techniques to prevent the of migration of fine particles in sandstone oil reservoirs have been developed (Valey, 1969; Reed, 1972; Clementz, 1977; Sydansk, 1984; Borchard and Brown, 1984). Descriptions of these techniques, commonly known as clay stabilization techniques, are available in patented literature. This chapter will focus on the underlying mechanisms of these techniques and attempt to elucidate their influence on the retardation of the release of fines.


Fine Particle Pore Surface Berea Sandstone Detachment Force Form Chemical Bond 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartic C. Khilar
    • 1
  • H. Scott Fogler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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