Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs

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Abstract

This chapter presents models of wettability alteration using surfactants and upscaling models related to oil recovery in fractured carbonate reservoirs. Chemicals used in carbonate reservoirs are reviewed. The presented field cases where surfactants were used to stimulate oil recovery are the Mauddud carbonate in Bahrain, the Yates field and the Cretaceous Upper Edwards reservoir in Texas, the Cottonwood Creek field in Wyoming, and the Baturaja formation in the Semoga field in Indonesia. © 2013

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages281-299
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780123865458
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Anionic
  • Capillary imbibition
  • Carbonate
  • Cationic
  • Gravity drive
  • Surfactant
  • Upscale
  • Wettability alteration

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