Changing the mix: A new approach to polymers for offshore EOR
from Oil and Gas Facilities
Polymer flooding is a longstanding, popular tool for improving oil recovery, and over the years a number of researchers have worked at improving the quality of commercially available polymers. However, polymer mixing in offshore applications can present a number of challenges. A Society for Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition session discussed a new approach to better understanding the drivers for polymer hydration and the design of optimal field mixing systems. Researchers hope the information gathered in testing this approach could help with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in offshore.
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