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Surfactant Flooding IOR

Surfactant Flooding IOR
Tremendous IOR potential - technical and economical barriers

Two-thirds

Two-thirds of U.S. Oil Resource remains as IOR target                

Surfactant

Surfactant EOR
-Technically possible for limited conditions

Practical Barriers
- High chemical cost
- Not at high salinities/ Temp

Seek

                 Seek novel formulations                                  Synergistic mixtures of surfactants
                 More cost effective                                               Low IFT
                 More robust                                                            Displace oil efficiently

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS Calculation of IFT

cumulative
MOLECULAR

Objective:
Develop molecular simulation methods to calculate IFT versus surfactant chemical structure.
User results to guide investigation of new structures.

Calculated IFT via Molecular Simulation has the same trend as Literature Data

Calculated

(m+1) Ph C16S
M.W. = 381.6

Calculated

PEER Technology - Surfactant IOR:
1. Identifying novel surfactant formulations for IOR
2. Combine experimental study with fundamental th../eor_imagesy