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Title: In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997

Abstract

Results from a research program on the application of gelled polymer technology for in situ permeability modification are presented in this report. The objective of this technology when used with displacement processes such as waterflooding is to reduce the permeability in fractures and/or high permeability matrix zones to improve volumetric sweep efficiency of the displacement process. In production wells, the objective is to reduce water influx. The research program is focused on five areas: gel treatment in fractured systems; gel treatment in carbonate rocks; in-depth placement of gels; gel systems for application in carbon dioxide flooding; and gel treatment in production wells. The research program is primarily an experimental program directed at improving the understanding of gelled polymer systems and how these systems can be used to increase oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. A summary of progress for research conducted in the first 10 months of a 28 month program is described in the following sections.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas Univ., Lawrence, KS (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
555338
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/91008-3
ON: DE97008693; TRN: AHC29802%%23
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-94PC91008
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OIL WELLS; PLUGGING; PLUGGING AGENTS; GELS; PERMEABILITY; RESERVOIR ROCK; FRACTURED RESERVOIRS; CARBONATE ROCKS; CARBON DIOXIDE INJECTION; SWEEP EFFICIENCY; POLYMERS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Green, D.W., Willhite, G.P., McCool, C.S., Heppert, J.A., and Vossoughi, S. In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/555338.
Green, D.W., Willhite, G.P., McCool, C.S., Heppert, J.A., & Vossoughi, S. In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997. United States. doi:10.2172/555338.
Green, D.W., Willhite, G.P., McCool, C.S., Heppert, J.A., and Vossoughi, S. Wed . "In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997". United States. doi:10.2172/555338. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/555338.
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title = {In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997},
author = {Green, D.W. and Willhite, G.P. and McCool, C.S. and Heppert, J.A. and Vossoughi, S.},
abstractNote = {Results from a research program on the application of gelled polymer technology for in situ permeability modification are presented in this report. The objective of this technology when used with displacement processes such as waterflooding is to reduce the permeability in fractures and/or high permeability matrix zones to improve volumetric sweep efficiency of the displacement process. In production wells, the objective is to reduce water influx. The research program is focused on five areas: gel treatment in fractured systems; gel treatment in carbonate rocks; in-depth placement of gels; gel systems for application in carbon dioxide flooding; and gel treatment in production wells. The research program is primarily an experimental program directed at improving the understanding of gelled polymer systems and how these systems can be used to increase oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. A summary of progress for research conducted in the first 10 months of a 28 month program is described in the following sections.},
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