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Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126417500, 9780323141574

Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding

1st Edition

Editor: D.O. Shah
eBook ISBN: 9780323141574
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1977
Page Count: 588
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Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding contains papers presented at the 1976 AIChE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding held in Kansas City. Organized into 18 chapters, the book includes papers that introduce petroleum reservoirs and discuss interfacial tension; molecular forces; molecular aspects of ultralow interfacial tension; the structure, formation, and phase inversion of microemulsions; and thermodynamics of micellization and related phenomena. Papers on adsorption phenomena at solid/liquid interfaces and reservoir rocks, as well as on flow through porous media studies on polymer solutions, microemulsions, and soluble oils are also provided. Significant topics on molecular, microscopic, and macroscopic aspects of oil displacement in porous media by surfactant and polymer solutions and related phenomena are also discussed. The literature cited in this book forms a comprehensive list of references in relation to improved oil recovery by surfactant and polymer flooding. This book will be useful to experts and non-experts in this field of research.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Physico-Chemical Environment of Petroleum Reservoirs in Relation to Oil Recovery Systems

Oil Recovery with Surfactants: History and a Current Appraisal

Mechanisms of Entrapment and Mobilization of Oil in Porous Media

Emulsification and Demulsification in Oil Recovery

Recent Advances in the Study of Low Interfacial Tensions

Molecular Theories of Interfacial Tension

Interfacial Rheological Properties of Fluid Interfaces Containing Surfactants

Physico-Chemical Aspects of Adsorption at Solid/Liquid Interfaces. I: Basic Principles

Physico-Chemical Aspects of Adsorption at Solid/Liquid Interfaces. II: Mahogany Sulfonate/Berea Sandstone, Kaolinite

The Adsorption Losses of Surfactants in Tertiary Recovery Systems

The Structure, Formation, and Phase-Inversion of Microemulsions

Some Thermodynamic Aspects and Models of Micelles, Microemulsions, and Liquid Crystals

Some Physico-Chemical Aspects of Microemulsion Flooding: A Review

Flows of Polymeric Solutions and Emulsions through Porous Media - Current Status

Soluble Oils for Improved Oil Recovery

Flows of Polymers through Porous Media in Relation to Oil Displacement

Mechanisms of Polymer Retention in Porous Media

Micellar Flooding: Sulfonate-Polymer Interaction



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