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Completion fluids. M. Stephens and H.-C. Lau. Book. Petroleum well construction, Chapter 12, pages 325--343. (See abstract 1704 for complete reference).

Details are given of completion fluids, their properties, and the effect of fluid selection on such completion processes as gravel-packing setting hardware and perforating. Basic selection criteria for clear brine completion fluids, engineering and testing issues, and applications are presented and discussed. 39 refs.

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