Alkaline-Surfactant Flooding

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Abstract

This chapter discusses about these interactions between alkali and surfactant: (1) addition of an alkali in a surfactant solution equivalently adds salt; (2) addition of an alkali in a surfactant solution changes the surfactant phase behavior; and (3) addition of an alkali in a surfactant solution reduces surfactant adsorption. After presenting those fundamentals, two field pilots are presented: Big Sinking field in East Kentucky and White Castle field in Louisiana. © 2013

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages179-188
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780123865458
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • AS
  • Alkaline-surfactant flooding
  • Naphthenic acid
  • Soap
  • Synergy

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