Foams and Their Applications in Enhancing Oil Recovery

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This chapter first summarizes the fundamentals about foams used in enhancing oil recovery. These fundamentals include characteristics of foams, foam stability, mechanisms of foam flooding to enhance oil recovery, and foam flow behavior. Foam application modes and the factors that need to be considered in designing foam flooding applications are discussed. Some survey results about foam projects are summarized. Finally, several field application cases to enhance oil recovery are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780123865458
ISBN (Print)9780123865465
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • CO foam
  • Foam
  • SAG
  • alternate injection
  • co-injection
  • mobility control
  • nitrogen foam
  • override
  • steam-foam


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