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Title: Associative polymers for mobility control in enhanced oil recovery: First annual report for the period October 1985-October 1986. [Copolymers of acrylamide with analogs of 3-acrylamide-3-methylbutanoate]

Abstract

Research during FY-86 has been centered on synthesis, characterization, and rheology of copolymers of acrylamide (AM) with analogs of 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutanoate (AMB). Emphasis during the initial phase of this work has been directed toward placement of hydrophobic substituents along the polymer backbone which would allow intermolecular associations to occur at low polymer concentration. Comparisons of N-substituted AMB and unsubstituted copolymers prepared under a previous grant are being made. Of special interest are the viscosity behavior and the electrolyte tolerance. Rheological, potentiometry, and ion binding studies of the substituted models indicate less tolerance to calcium ions than the NaAMB/AM system and support the proposed intramolecular chelation we suggested previously (DOE/BC/10321-20). Solution behavior has been studied as a function of microstructure and molecular weight for N-substituted AMB/AM copolymers utilizing potentiometry, turbidimetry in conjunction with C-13 NMR and low angle laser light scattering. N-propyl-substituted NaAMB/AM copolymers have shown surfactant-like characteristics including the ability to emulsify hydrocarbons and greatly enhance solution viscosity in aqueous solution. Further studies on these and other N-substituted acrylamido systems are planned for FY-87. We have continued to advance our EOR polymer characterization capability. A new variable angle laser light scattering apparatus has been designed and is presently being assembled. Inmore » the past, we were restricted to a technically obsolete low angle laser light scattering spectrophotometer. The new scattering device should provide a much higher signal to noise ratio, and thus, provide more accurate EOR polymer characterization.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (USA). Dept. of Polymer Science
OSTI Identifier:
7001561
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/10844-5
ON: DE87001218
DOE Contract Number:  
AC19-85BC10844
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; COPOLYMERS; RHEOLOGY; STRUCTURAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; SYNTHESIS; DISPLACEMENT FLUIDS; REAGENTS; MOBILITY; CONTROL; ACRYLAMIDE; CARBON 13; ENHANCED RECOVERY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FLUID INJECTION; LASERS; LIGHT SCATTERING; MICROSTRUCTURE; NMR SPECTRA; OIL WELLS; PETROLEUM; POTENTIOMETRY; VISCOSITY; AMIDES; CARBON ISOTOPES; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; DATA; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INFORMATION; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; POLYMERS; RECOVERY; SCATTERING; SPECTRA; STABLE ISOTOPES; TITRATION; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production; 400201 - Chemical & Physicochemical Properties

Citation Formats

McCormick, C L, and Hester, R D. Associative polymers for mobility control in enhanced oil recovery: First annual report for the period October 1985-October 1986. [Copolymers of acrylamide with analogs of 3-acrylamide-3-methylbutanoate]. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
McCormick, C L, & Hester, R D. Associative polymers for mobility control in enhanced oil recovery: First annual report for the period October 1985-October 1986. [Copolymers of acrylamide with analogs of 3-acrylamide-3-methylbutanoate]. United States.
McCormick, C L, and Hester, R D. Sun . "Associative polymers for mobility control in enhanced oil recovery: First annual report for the period October 1985-October 1986. [Copolymers of acrylamide with analogs of 3-acrylamide-3-methylbutanoate]". United States.
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abstractNote = {Research during FY-86 has been centered on synthesis, characterization, and rheology of copolymers of acrylamide (AM) with analogs of 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutanoate (AMB). Emphasis during the initial phase of this work has been directed toward placement of hydrophobic substituents along the polymer backbone which would allow intermolecular associations to occur at low polymer concentration. Comparisons of N-substituted AMB and unsubstituted copolymers prepared under a previous grant are being made. Of special interest are the viscosity behavior and the electrolyte tolerance. Rheological, potentiometry, and ion binding studies of the substituted models indicate less tolerance to calcium ions than the NaAMB/AM system and support the proposed intramolecular chelation we suggested previously (DOE/BC/10321-20). Solution behavior has been studied as a function of microstructure and molecular weight for N-substituted AMB/AM copolymers utilizing potentiometry, turbidimetry in conjunction with C-13 NMR and low angle laser light scattering. N-propyl-substituted NaAMB/AM copolymers have shown surfactant-like characteristics including the ability to emulsify hydrocarbons and greatly enhance solution viscosity in aqueous solution. Further studies on these and other N-substituted acrylamido systems are planned for FY-87. We have continued to advance our EOR polymer characterization capability. A new variable angle laser light scattering apparatus has been designed and is presently being assembled. In the past, we were restricted to a technically obsolete low angle laser light scattering spectrophotometer. The new scattering device should provide a much higher signal to noise ratio, and thus, provide more accurate EOR polymer characterization.},
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