Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding

Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editor: D.O. Shah
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141574

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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

  • Preface

    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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  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141574

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