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Water-Soluble Polymers for Petroleum Recovery

Authors: Stahl, G.A., Schulz, D.N.

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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • The Role of Polymers in Enhanced Oil Recovery

    Pages 1-17

    Kulicke, W. M. (et al.)

  • A Review of Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Complex Polymers for Use in the Recovery of Petroleum and Other Natural Resources

    Pages 19-52

    Meister, John J.

  • Propagation of Polymer Slugs Through Adsorbent Porous Media

    Pages 53-68

    Chauveteau, G. (et al.)

  • The Simulation of Polymer Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media

    Pages 69-99

    Sorbie, K. S. (et al.)

  • Correlation of the Flow of Flocon 4800 Biopolymer with Polymer Concentration and Rock Properties in Berea Sandstone

    Pages 101-119

    Willhite, G. Paul (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water-Soluble Polymers for Petroleum Recovery
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1985-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1985-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42915-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3209-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 355
Number of Illustrations
89 b/w illustrations
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