We perform internal research related to oilfield formation waters and produced waters as well as undertaking consultancy projects.  To increase awareness of the benefits of using formation water and produced water analyses, we also have a policy of publishing both our internal and external work (with the agreement of our Clients).  Our recent publications are:

McCartney, R. A., Hatscher, S. T., and Droppert, V. S.

Correcting for Mud Filtrate Contamination of Formation Water Samples for Scale Management Planning: A Case Study from the Nova Field, Norwegian North Sea.

Ramstad, K., McCartney, R. A., Aarrestad, H. D., Lien, S. K., Sæther, Ø., and Johnsen, R. I. (2016)

The Johan Sverdrup Field – Origin of sulphate-rich formation water and impact on scale management strategy, SPE Production & Operations, October 2016.

McCartney, R. A., Brice, S., and Chalmers, A. (2016)

High Pb and Zn concentrations in formation water from the Culzean Field: Real or artefact? Paper SPE 179906 prepared for the SPE 13th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 11-12 May.

Ramstad, K., McCartney, R. A., Aarrestad, H. D., Lien, S. K., Sæther, Ø., and Johnsen, R. I. (2016)

The Johan Sverdrup Field – Origin of sulphate-rich formation water and impact on scale management strategy, paper SPE 179895 prepared for the SPE 13th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 11-12 May.

McCartney, R. A., Aarrestad, H. D., Lien, S. K., Ramstad, K., Sæther, Ø., and Johnsen, R. I. (2015)

Reactive transport modelling of mud filtrate invasion during drilling and application to mud contamination corrections on formation water analyses, prepared for the 26th International Oilfield Chemistry Symposium, Geilo, Norway, 22-25 March.

McCartney (2014)

Are your formation water analyses representative? Presentation made at the London Petrophysical Society Seminar, “Reservoir Fluids”, 11th December 2014.

McCartney R. A., Duppenbecker S., and Cone R. (2014b)

Constraining the Conditions of Scale Deposition in a Gas Condensate Well: A Case Study, paper SPE 169804 prepared for the SPE 12th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 14-15 May.

McCartney R. A., Duppenbecker S., and Cone R. (2014a)

How accurate are scale prediction models? An example from a gas condensate well, prepared for the 25th International Oilfield Chemistry Symposium, Geilo, Norway, 23-26 March.

Sørhaug E., Jordan M. M., Marlow D., McCartney R. A., Mackay E., Graham G. M., Stalker R., and Green J. J. (2014)

Selection of a scale control strategy on a sub-sea developed field in the North Sea and how 6 different companies contributed paper SPE 169788 prepared for the SPE 12th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 14-15 May.

McCartney R. A., Kechichian J., Lynn G., and Ross G. (2013a)

Use of 87Sr/86Sr analyses to understand compartmentalisation and the variation of Rw in the Forties reservoir of the Pierce Field, central North Sea, prepared for the 24th International Oilfield Chemistry Symposium, Geilo, Norway, 17-20 March.