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A Feasible Experimental Evaluation of Surfactant Polymer Coupled with Direct Foam Flooding on the Oil Recovery Factor

Version 1 : Received: 16 July 2018 / Approved: 16 July 2018 / Online: 16 July 2018 (13:12:14 CEST)

How to cite: Davarpanah, A. A Feasible Experimental Evaluation of Surfactant Polymer Coupled with Direct Foam Flooding on the Oil Recovery Factor . Preprints 2018, 2018070289 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0289.v1). Davarpanah, A. A Feasible Experimental Evaluation of Surfactant Polymer Coupled with Direct Foam Flooding on the Oil Recovery Factor . Preprints 2018, 2018070289 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0289.v1).

Abstract

Optimum selectivity of enhanced oil recovery techniques would play a substantial role in the economic prosperity of petroleum industries which might be virtually eliminated unnecessary expenditures. In this paper, the simultaneous utilization of foaming agent, surfactant polymer (SP), and supercritical carbon dioxide were taken into the investigation under the miscible condition to evaluate the efficiency of each scenario on the cumulative recovery factor, water cut and pressure drop. According to the results of this experimental evaluation, SP-foam flooding had witnessed the highest blockage which is caused to have the maximum recovery factor due to the mobilization of more oil volume in the low permeable pores and cracks. Furthermore, the utilization of surfactant with supercritical carbon dioxide had experienced the least recovery factor regarding the insufficient foam generation which is led to less mobilization of oil phase in the pore throats.   

Subject Areas

surfactant polymer; supercritical carbon dioxide; foaming agent; blockage; recovery factor

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