Synthetic Random and Graft Copolymers for Utilization in Enhanced Oil Recovery—Synthesis and Rheology

  • C. L. McCormick
  • R. D. Hester
  • H. H. Neidlinger
  • G. C. Wildman


Polyelectrolyte and non-polyelectrolyte acrylamide random copolymers and graft copolymers of dextran with acrylamide were synthesized to evaluate the effects of polymer composition and structure on viscosity modification and solution behavior in water and brine. Polymer solution rheological behavior and precipitation properties were measured.


Shear Rate Well Bore Intrinsic Viscosity Graft Copolymer Fluid Shear Stress 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. McCormick
    • 1
  • R. D. Hester
    • 1
  • H. H. Neidlinger
    • 1
  • G. C. Wildman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer ScienceUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

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