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Title: Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods

Abstract

A method of recovering a liquid hydrocarbon using an injectate includes recovering the liquid hydrocarbon through primary extraction. Physico-chemical data representative of electrostatic interactions between the liquid hydrocarbon and the reservoir rock are measured. At least one additive of the injectate is selected based on the physico-chemical data. The method includes recovering the liquid hydrocarbon from the reservoir rock through secondary extraction using the injectate.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1335852
Patent Number(s):
9518449
Application Number:
14/055,454
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Brady, Patrick V., and Krumhansl, James L. Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Brady, Patrick V., & Krumhansl, James L. Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods. United States.
Brady, Patrick V., and Krumhansl, James L. Tue . "Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335852.
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year = {2016},
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