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Title: Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods

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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1335852
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,518,449
Application Number:
14/055,454
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 16
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

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