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The Role of Polymers in Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • W. M. Kulicke
  • N. Böse
  • M. Bouldin
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Abstract

Oil is an important energy source and an important chemical raw material. 95% of world-wide oil production is used to provide energy and 5% for chemical purposes (2% of the latter for the synthesis of polymers). However, oil resources are being depleted rapidly. Annual oil consumption was approximately 2.7 billion T in 1985. With proven oil reserves of 105 billion T and non-proven of ca. 90 billion T, it can be assumed that worldwide oil resources will be exhausted in approximately 70 years time.

Keywords

Polymer Solution Normal Stress Difference Mobility Ratio Elongational Viscosity Polymer Flooding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Kulicke
    • 1
  • N. Böse
    • 1
  • M. Bouldin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chimie UniversitätHamburg 13West Germany

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