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SPE / NACE Papers

Listed below are SPE and NACE papers which were either co-authored by 3M employees, or have used/referenced 3M products. 

For more information, please visit the SPE Website

3M Glass Bubbles

  • SPE 130326-MS  2010:  Assessment on the performance of hollow glass microspheres in low density fluids for workover programs in fractured basement reservoir at the White Tiger Oil Fields, Cuu Long Basin, Vietnam.
    For more details, access the SPE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • SPE 125702-MS  2009: Case study using hollow glass microspheres to reduce the density of drilling fluids in the Mumbai High Basin, India and subsequent field trial at GTI Catoosa Test Facility, Tulsa, OK.
    For more details, access the SPE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • SPE 62899-MS  2000: Field application of glass bubbles as a density-reducing agent.
    For more details, access the SPE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • SPE 108423-MS  2007: Increasing production by maximizing underbalance during perforation.
    For more details, access the SPE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • SPE 130327-MS  2010:  Flow properties of super light weight completion fluid for perforation cleanup during underbalance condition.
  • SPE 113090-PA  2010: Evaluation and optimization of low-density cement: laboratory studies and field application.
  • SPE 109075-MS  2007: An innovative approach for long term zonal isolation in HT/HP gas wells.
  • SPE 105340-MS  2007: Long term evaluation of low density cement based on: lab study and field application.
  • SPE 99174-MS  2006: Use of lightweight solid additives to reduce the weight of drilling fluid in the riser.
  • SPE 97847-MS  2005: Case study of ultralightweight slurry design providing the required properties for zonal isolation in Devonian- and Mississippian-Age Central-Appalachian reservoirs.
  • SPE 97682-MS  2005: New ultra-lightweight ultra-high temperature slurry design provided the required resilience for enhanced recovery, steam injection work in Kuwait.
  • SPE 94541-MS  2005: New technology for the delivery of beaded lightweight cements.
  • SPE 82276-MS  2003: Improving performance of low density drill in fluids with hollow glass spheres.
  • SPE 75508-MS  2002: Field application of glass bubbles as a density reducing agent in an oil base drilling fluid for marginal/low-permeability/low-pressure reservoirs.
  • SPE 8256-PA  1980: A new ultra-lightweight cement with super strength.

Corrosion and Pipeline Coatings

  • NACE 08040  2008:  New technology helps develop coatings for high-operating temperature pipelines.
    For more details, access the NACE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • NACE 01643  2001:  Improving the damage tolerance, and extending the service life of fusion-bonded epoxy coatings.
    For more details, access the NACE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • NACE 00757  2000:  FBE, a foundation for pipeline corrosion coatings. 
    For more details, access the NACE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)

Gas Well Stimulation for condensate banking in gas condensate wells

  • SPE 125077-MS  2009: A field demonstration of a new chemical stimulation treatment for fluid-blocked gas wells.
    For more details, access the SPE Paper Abstract (link to OnePetro)
  • SPE 102741-MS  2006: Relative Permeability of Gas/Condensate Fluids: A General Correlation.
  • SPE 102669-MS  2006: Chemical Stimulation of Gas/Condensate Reservoirs.
  • SPE 102100-MS  2006: Phase Behaviour Study of Hydrocarbon/Water/Methanol Mixtures at Reservoir Conditions.
  • SPE 100529-MS 2006: Improving the Gas and Condensate Relative Permeability Using Chemical Treatments.

For more information, please visit the SPE Website