Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery: Advances in Polymer Flooding and Nanotechnology

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This book aims at presenting, describing, and summarizing the latest advances in polymer flooding regarding the chemical synthesis of the EOR agents and the numerical simulation of compositional models in porous media, including a description of the possible applications of nanotechnology acting as a booster of traditional chemical EOR processes.

A large part of the world economy depends nowadays on non-renewable energy sources, most of them of fossil origin. Though the search for and the development of newer, greener, and more sustainable sources have been going on for the last decades, humanity is still fossil-fuel dependent. Primary and secondary oil recovery techniques merely produce up to a half of the Original Oil In Place. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes are aimed at further increasing this value. Among these, chemical EOR techniques (including polymer flooding) present a great potential in low- and medium-viscosity oilfields.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages210
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-064043-4, 978-3-11-064025-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-064024-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2019

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