By W. Littmann
This ebook covers all facets of polymer flooding, an greater oil restoration approach utilizing water soluble polymers to extend the viscosity of flood water, for the displacement of crude oil from porous reservoir rocks. even supposing this technique is changing into more and more very important, there's little or no literature on hand for the engineer wishing to embark on any such undertaking. some time past, polymer flooding was once often the topic of analysis. the result of this learn are unfold over an unlimited variety of unmarried courses, making it tricky for somebody who has no longer saved up to date with advancements over the last 10 to fifteen years to pass judgement on the suitability of polymer flooding to a specific box case. This booklet attempts to fill that hole. the fundamental mechanisms of the method are defined and standards given the place it can be hired. easy components of the chemistry of EOR-polymers are supplied. the basics of polymer physics, corresponding to rheology, circulate in porous media and adsorption, are derived. sensible tricks on blending and trying out of polymers within the laboratory are given, in addition to directions for his or her program within the oil box. Polymer flooding is illustrated by means of a few case histories and the economics of the tools are tested. For the fundamental topics, instance calculations are additional. An critical booklet for reservoir engineers, creation engineers and laboratory technicians in the petroleum undefined.