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., Eriksen S. H., Ramstad K., and Fleming N. (2013b)

Investigation of the use of scale risk parameters to predict failure of downhole safety valves on the Gullfaks Field, prepared for the 24th International Oilfield Chemistry Symposium, Geilo, Norway, 17-20 March.

Vazquez O., McCartney R. A., and Mackay E. (2013a)

Produced water chemistry history matching using a 1-D reactive injector-producer reservoir model, paper SPE 164113 prepared for the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A., 8–10 April.

Vazquez O., McCartney R. A., and Mackay E. (2013b)

Produced-Water-Chemistry History Matching Using a 1D Reactive Injector/Producer Reservoir Model. SPE Production and Operations 28(4), 369-375.

McCartney (2012)

Formation water samples – are you missing a trick? Presentation made at the London Petrophysical Society Seminar, “Pressures & Sampling”, 13th March 2012.

Tjomsland T., Sandøy B., Fadnes F. H., and McCartney R. A. (2012)

Application of multi-rate well tests (MRT) to scale management.  Part 2: Interpretation of MRTs with known produced water origin. SPE Production and Facilities 27(3), 327-336.

McCartney R. A., Tjomsland T., Sandøy B., and Fadnes F. H. (2012)

Application of multi-rate well tests (MRT) to scale management.  Part 1: Interpretation of produced water analyses. SPE Production and Facilities 27, 211-222.

McCartney (2011)

Formation waters as scale inhibitors: the benefits of scale deposition in the reservoir.  Presentation made at the London Petrophysical Society Seminar, “Infatuation with Saturation”, 17th March 2011.

McCartney R. A., Burgos A., and Sørhaug E. (2010a)

Changing the injection water on the Blane Field, North Sea: A novel approach to predicting the effect on the produced water BaSO4 scaling risk, paper SPE 130624 prepared for the SPE 10th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 26-27 May.

Tjomsland T., Sandøy B., Fadnes F. H., and McCartney R. A. (2010)

Application of multi-rate well tests to scale management, paper SPE 131011 prepared for the SPE 10th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 26-27 May.

Østvold T., Mackay E. J., McCartney R. A., Davis I., and Aune E. (2010)

Re-development of the Frøy Field: Selection of the injection water, paper SPE 130567 prepared for the SPE 10th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland, 26-27 May.