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Structurally Tailored Macromolecules for Mobility Control in Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Charles L. McCormick
  • C. Brent Johnson
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Abstract

Copolymer structure has a marked effect on solution properties and thus behavioral characteristics of water-soluble copolymers utilized in enhanced oil recovery. Perhaps the most critical property of a candidate polymer for mobility control is its ability to maintain a large hydrodynamic volume (HDV) in the presence of mono- and divalent electrolytes. Additionally the structure and HDV of the polymer must be tailored to allow permeation through the reservoir rock without entrapment, adsorption, or shear degradation.

Keywords

Shear Rate Polymer Concentration Solution Viscosity Apparent Viscosity Copolymer Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles L. McCormick
    • 1
  • C. Brent Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer ScienceUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

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