Edited by Don W. Green, George J. Hirasaki, Gary A. Pope, and G. Paul Willhite
2011
20 paper; Adobe® Digital Edition
25 MB
Getting Up to Speed
ISBN: 978-1-61399-063-6
Society of Petroleum Engineers
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The purpose of this collection of 20 papers is to introduce the subject of surfactant flooding to engineers interested in gaining a basic overview of the technology and its applications. It is intended not to offer a comprehensive look at the topic but, rather, to provide the reader with enough knowledge to allow for more advanced study or work in the field. Topics covered include: • Fundamentals of oil trapping, surfactant-polymer flooding, and current surfactant processes • Experimental laboratory results, simulation results, and the economics of the process • Investigations of the alkaline-surfactant-polymer process using data and simulations • Application of surfactant-based foams for mobility control as an alternative to polymers • Applications of surfactant-polymer and alkaline-surfactant-polymer processes.