Polymer Flooding-Fundamentals and Field Cases

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In this chapter, we focus on the fundamentals of polymer solution properties and polymer flow behavior in porous media, after a brief introduction of polymers. We also summarize the mechanisms of polymer flooding and briefed the facilities used in mixing polymer solution in field projects. We present polymer flooding cases in a very heterogeneous reservoir (Xiaermen field in China), using high-molecular-weight and high concentration polymer in three blocks in the Daqing field, in three heavy oil reservoirs (the East Bodo reservoir in Canada, the Tambaredjo field in Suriname, and the Marmul field in Oman), in a carbonate reservoir (the Vacuum field in New Mexico), and using movable gel for post-polymer conformance control in the Bei-Yi-Qu-Duan-Xi block in Daqing. © 2013

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780123865458
StatePublished - 2013


  • IPV
  • Mobility control
  • Movable gels
  • Permeability reduction factor
  • Polymer flooding
  • Viscosity


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