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Title: Role of Clays in the Enhanced Recovery of Petroleum From Some California Sands

Abstract

This study evaluates the type and amounts of clays and clay minerals present in typical oil-producing formations that may be candidates for application of EOR methods. After identification of the clay minerals present, tests are run on the extracted clay fractions to determine cation-exchange capacities (CEC's), surface areas, and chemical-loss characteristics. Flood tests are run on core samples to evaluate the magnitude of chemical loss and to note the change in flow characteristics while different fluids, which might be used in EOR operations, are flowed through the core. This background material is used to test predictive equations developed for screening reservoirs for EOR applications and for optimizing process variables. Techniques to counter the effects of rock/fluid interactions are considered.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1574314
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 0149-2136
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Somerton, W. H., and Radke, C. J. Role of Clays in the Enhanced Recovery of Petroleum From Some California Sands. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2118/8845-pa.
Somerton, W. H., & Radke, C. J. Role of Clays in the Enhanced Recovery of Petroleum From Some California Sands. United States. doi:10.2118/8845-pa.
Somerton, W. H., and Radke, C. J. Tue . "Role of Clays in the Enhanced Recovery of Petroleum From Some California Sands". United States. doi:10.2118/8845-pa. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1574314.
@article{osti_1574314,
title = {Role of Clays in the Enhanced Recovery of Petroleum From Some California Sands},
author = {Somerton, W. H. and Radke, C. J.},
abstractNote = {This study evaluates the type and amounts of clays and clay minerals present in typical oil-producing formations that may be candidates for application of EOR methods. After identification of the clay minerals present, tests are run on the extracted clay fractions to determine cation-exchange capacities (CEC's), surface areas, and chemical-loss characteristics. Flood tests are run on core samples to evaluate the magnitude of chemical loss and to note the change in flow characteristics while different fluids, which might be used in EOR operations, are flowed through the core. This background material is used to test predictive equations developed for screening reservoirs for EOR applications and for optimizing process variables. Techniques to counter the effects of rock/fluid interactions are considered.},
doi = {10.2118/8845-pa},
journal = {JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology},
number = 03,
volume = 35,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {3}
}

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