Water-Soluble Polymers for Petroleum Recovery

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G.A. Stahl, D.N. Schulz
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 1, 1988 - Science - 355 pages
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We both found ourselves working on water-soluble polymers for oil recovery in the early 1980' s. Our previ ous backgrounds i nvo 1 ved the synthesi sand characteri zati on of hydrocarbon polymers for everythi ng from elastomers to plastics. As such, we were largely unprepared for the special difficulties associated with water soluble polymers in genera 1, and thei ruse in enhanced oi 1 recovery (EOR) , in parti cul ar. Oil patch applications have a jargon and technical heritage quite apart from that usually experienced by traditional polymer scientists. At that time, no books were available to help us "get up to speed" in the polymers for oil recovery field. Since then, there have been a number of symposia on this topic, but still few books, especially from the polymer (rather than the field-applications) perspective. Synthetic water soluble/swellable polymers have commercial importance in such application as water treatment, cosmetics, and foods. Yet, these polymers have not received the scientific/technological attention they deserve. The application of water soluble polymers to oil recovery has, in fact, highlighted the need for new water based materials, and a fundamental understanding of their structure and use. Interest has been spurred not only for the potenti a 1 economi c credi ts from enhanced oi 1 recovery and an augmented polymers business, but also by the challenge of designing water soluble polymers for harsh environments.
  

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Contents

THE ROLE OF POLYMERS IN ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY
1
A REVIEW OF SYNTHESIS CHARACTERIZATION AND PROPERTIES OF COMPLEX POLYMERS FOR USE IN THE RECOVERY OF PETRO...
19
PROPAGATION OF POLYMER SLUGS THROUGH ADSORBENT POROUS MEDIA
53
THE SIMULATION OF POLYMER FLOW IN HETEROGENEOUS POROUS MEDIA
69
CORRELATION OF THE FLOW OF FLOCON 4800 BIOPOLYMER WITH POLYMER CONCENTRATION AND ROCK PROPERTIES IN BEREA...
101
HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HARDNESS STABLE COPOLYMERS OF VINYLPYRROLIDONE AND ACRYLAMIDE
121
VINYL SULFONATEVINYL AMIDE COPOLYMERS AS TEMPERATURE AND SALTSTABLE THICKENERS FOR EOR FLOODING PROCESSES
131
THERMALLY STABLE ACRYLIC POLYMER FOR PROFILE MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS
139
ABSOLUTE MWDS OF POLYACRYLAMIDES BY SEDIMENTATION AND LIGHT SCATTERING
215
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF XANTHANS BY LIGHT SCATTERING
231
CONFORMATIONAL ANALYSIS OF XANTHAN AND WELAN USING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
243
DYNAMIC UNIAXIAL EXTENSIONAL VISCOSITIES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN THE MECHANICAL STABILITY OF WATERSOLUBLE ...
253
THERMALLY PROMOTED HYDROLYSIS OF POLYACRYLAMIDE
261
ROLE OF IMIDIZATION IN THERMAL HYDROLYSIS OF POLYACRYLAMIDES
271
VISCOSITY DEVELOPMENT FILTERABILITY AND DEGRADATION
279
THEORY POLYMERS AND CROSSLINKER SYSTEMS
299

HYDROPHOBICALLY ASSOCIATING POLYMERS
147
STRUCTURALLY TAILORED MACROMOLECULES FOR MOBILITY CONTROL IN ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY
161
BEHAVIOR OF POLYAMPHOLYTES IN AQUEOUS SALT SOLUTION
181
THE AQUEOUS CONFORMATION AND SOLUBILITY OF POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE IN RELATION TO THE USE OF POLYMERS IN OIL ...
195
SIZE CHARACTERIZATION OF EOR POLYMERS IN SOLUTION
201
LABORATORY EVALUATION OF CROSSLINKED POLYMER GELS FOR WATER DIVERSION
313
STUDY OF INTRAMOLECULAR CROSSLINKING OF POLYACRYLAMIDE IN CrIII POLYACRYLAMIDE GELATION BY SIZEEXCLUSION ...
329
DETECTION OF MICROGELS IN EOR POLYMERS USING MICROCAPILLARY FLOW
343
INDEX
353
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