Surfactant-Polymer Flooding

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In this chapter, the fundamentals of surfactant flooding are covered, which include microemulsion properties, phase behavior, interfacial tension, capillary desaturation, surfactant adsorption and retention, and relative permeabilities. The surfactant-polymer interactions are discussed. The mechanisms and screening criteria are briefly discussed. The field cases presented include low-tension waterflooding (Loma Novia, Wichita County Regular field), sequential micellar/polymer flooding (El Dorado, Sloss), micellar/polymer flooding (Torchlight and Delaware-Childers), and Minas SP project preparation and SP flooding (Gudong). © 2013

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780123865458
StatePublished - 2013


  • Capillary desaturation curve
  • Capillary number
  • Interfacial tension
  • Microemulsion
  • Polymer flooding
  • Surfactant flooding
  • Surfactant-polymer
  • Surfactant-polymer flooding


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