Journal of Chemistry

Chemical EOR


Publishing date
23 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Apr 2013

Guest Editors

1Department of Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P.O. Box 1399, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409, USA


Chemical EOR

Description

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has become more and more important due to the growing energy demand and depleting oil reserves. Among the various EOR methods, chemical EOR (cEOR) is considered to be expensive and field applications have almost completely stopped during the past three decades except in China. Recently, cEOR has drawn increasing interest due to the increase in oil prices and the scarcity of cheap oil reserves. Therefore, research on chemical EOR showed a major growth in the recent years.

The purpose of this special issue will be on the new and existing cEOR systems. The special issue will summarize the results of research, pilot tests, and field applications related to chemical EOR. The focus will be on synthesis, laboratory testing, and field applications of new cEOR materials used in flooding or stimulation processes. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of novel surfactants (S) or viscoelastic surfactants (VESs) for cEOR
  • Synthesis of novel polymers for chemical EOR
  • Development of surfactant/polymer (SP) systems for specific applications
  • Development of alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP) systems
  • Laboratory evaluation of new S, SP, ASP, or VES systems
  • New polymeric gels for water shutoff
  • Stability of surfactants/polymers used in cEOR applications
  • New screening methods for cEOR applications
  • Results of pilot or field testing of the above systems
  • Developments in measurement techniques for cEOR
  • Thermodynamics and phase diagrams of cEOR systems
  • Fouling and corrosion in cEOR applications
  • Future strategies of cEOR
  • Review or comments on the development of cEOR

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 871542
  • - Editorial

Chemical EOR

Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein | Yujun Feng | Baojun Bai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 956027
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on the Properties and Displacement Effects of Polymer Surfactant Solution

Ke-Liang Wang | Lei-Lei Zhang | ... | Yang-Yang Ming
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 845031
  • - Research Article

Wettability Alteration of Sandstone by Chemical Treatments

Yan-ling Wang | Li Ma | ... | Zeng-bao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 675826
  • - Research Article

Study on Properties of Branched Hydrophobically Modified Polyacrylamide for Polymer Flooding

Lei-Ting Shi | Cheng Li | ... | Zhong-Bin Ye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 437309
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Performance of an Acrylamide Copolymer Containing Nano-SiO2 as Enhanced Oil Recovery Chemical

Zhongbin Ye | Xiaoping Qin | ... | Cuixia Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 416328
  • - Research Article

Performance of Gel Treatments in Reservoirs with Multiscale Heterogeneity

Ji Ho Lee | Kun Sang Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 927519
  • - Research Article

Laboratory Study on the Potential EOR Use of HPAM/VES Hybrid in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs

Dingwei Zhu | Jichao Zhang | ... | Yujun Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 370543
  • - Research Article

Evaluation and Injection Parameter Optimization for Polymer Flooding with Different Kinds of Profile Control Agents

Yikun Liu | Qingjun Deng | ... | Lingyun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 938237
  • - Research Article

Influence of Oil Viscosity on Alkaline Flooding for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery

Yong Du | Guicai Zhang | ... | Anzhou Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 275943
  • - Research Article

Alkali/Surfactant/Polymer Flooding in the Daqing Oilfield Class II Reservoirs Using Associating Polymer

Ru-Sen Feng | Yong-Jun Guo | ... | Hua-Bing Li
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