Table of Contents
Journal of Petroleum Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 395857, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/395857
Research Article

Effect of Polymer Adsorption on Permeability Reduction in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826004, India

Received 25 November 2013; Revised 24 January 2014; Accepted 27 January 2014; Published 5 March 2014

Academic Editor: Alireza Bahadori

Copyright © 2014 Saurabh Mishra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. P. L. J. Zitha, K. G. S. van Os, and K. F. J. Denys, “Adsorption of linear flexible polymers during laminar flow through porous media: effect of concentration,” in Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, pp. 19–22, Tulsa, Okla, USA, April 1998, SPE paper no. 39675.
  2. O. L. Kouznetsov, E. M. Simkin, G. V. Chilingar, and S. A. Katz, “Improved oil recovery by application of vibro-energy to waterflooded sandstones,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 191–200, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. A. L. Ogunberu and K. Asghari, “Water permeability reduction under flow-induced polymer adsorption,” in Proceedings of the 5th Canadian International Conference, Alberta, Canada, June 2004, paper no. 2004-236.
  4. P. D. Moffitt, “Long-term production results of polymer treatments in producing wells in western Kansas,” Journal of Petroleum Technology, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 356–362, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. A. Zaitoun and N. Kohler, “Two phase flow through porous Media: effect of an Adsorbed Polymer Layer,” in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Huston, Tex, USA, October 1998, SPE paper no. 18085.
  6. M. A. Mohammed, “Investigation of polymer adsorption on rock surface of high saline reservoirs,” in Proceedings of the Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium (SPE '08), Alkhobar, Saudi Arebia, May 2008, SPE paper no. 120807.
  7. H. T. Dovan and R. D. Hutchins, “New polymer technology for water control in gas wells,” SPE Production and Facilities, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 280–286, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. G. J. Hirasaki and G. A. Pope, “Analysis of factors influencing mobility and adsorption in the flow of polymer solution through porous media,” Society of Petroleum Engineering Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 337–346, 1974. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. C. G. Zheng, B. L. Gall, H. W. Gao, A. E. Miller, and R. S. Bryant, “Effects of polymer adsorption and flow behavior on two-phase flow in porous media,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 216–223, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. A. Zaitoun and H. Bertin, “Two-phase flow property modification by polymer adsorption,” in Proceedings of the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Okla, USA, 1998, SPE Paper no. 39631.
  11. B. C. A. Grattoni, P. F. Luckham, X. D. Jing, L. Norman, and R. W. Zimmerman, “Polymers as relative permeability modifiers: adsorption and the dynamic formation of thick polyacrylamide layers,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 45, no. 3-4, pp. 233–245, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. N. Lai, X. Qin, Z. Ye, C. Li, K. Chen, and Y. Zhang, “The study on permeability reduction performance of a hyperbranched polymer in high permeability porous medium,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 112, pp. 198–205, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  13. A. R. Al-Hashmi and P. F. Luckham, “Characterization of the adsorption of high molecular weight non-ionic and cationic polyacrylamide on glass from aqueous solutions using modified atomic force microscopy,” Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 358, no. 1-3, pp. 142–148, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. H. H. Al-Sharji, C. A. Grattoni, R. A. Dawe, and R. W. Zimmerman, “Disproportionate permeability reduction due to polymer adsorptrion-entanglement,” in SPE European Formation Damage Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, 2001, SPE Paper no. 68972.
  15. S. Liu, D. L. Zhang, W. Yan, M. Puerto, G. J. Hirasaki, and C. A. Miller, “Favorable attributes alkaline-surfactant-polymer flooding,” Society of Petroleum Engineering Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 5–16, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. Y. Masuda, K.-C. Tang, M. Miyazawa, and S. Tanaka, “1D simulation of polymer flooding including the viscoelastic effect of polymer solution,” SPE Reservoir Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 247–252, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. A. Bera, T. Kumar, K. Ojha, and A. Mandal, “Adsorption of surfactants on sand surface in enhanced oil recovery: isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamic studies,” Applied Surface Science, vol. 284, pp. 87–99, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  18. W. Lv, B. Bazin, D. Ma, Q. Liu, D. Han, and K. Wu, “Static and dynamic adsorption of anionic and amphoteric surfactants with and without the presence of alkali,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 209–218, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. M. Safian-Boldani, M. P. Shahri, M. Zargartalebi, and M. Arabloo, “New surfactant extracted from zizyphus spina christi for enhanced oil recovery: experimental determination of static adsorption isotherm,” Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 142–149, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  20. M. A. Ahmadi and S. R. Shadizadeh, “Experimental investigation of adsorption of a new nonionic surfactant on carbonate minerals,” Fuel, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. 462–467, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  21. A. Samanta, K. Ojha, A. Sarkar, and A. Mandal, “Mobility control and enhanced oil recovery using partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA),” International Journal of Oil, Gas Coal Technology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 245–258, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  22. D. D. Sparlin, “Evaluation of polyacrylamides for reducing water production (includes associated papers 6561 and 6562),” Journal of Petroleum Technology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 906–914, 1976. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. Y. Cohen and A. B. Metzner, “Adsorption effects in the flow of polymer solutions through capillaries,” Macromolecules, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 1425–1429, 1982. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. N. Tekin, A. Dinçer, Ö. Demirbaş, and M. Alkan, “Adsorption of cationic polyacrylamide (C-PAM) on expanded perlite,” Applied Clay Science, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 125–129, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. N. Tekin, Ö. Demirbaş, and M. Alkan, “Adsorption of cationic polyacrylamide onto kaolinite,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 340–350, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. B. K. Maitin, “Performance analysis of several polyacrylamide floods in the North German oil fields,” in Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Enhance Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Okla, USA, April 1992, SPE paper no. 24118.