Vinyl Sulfonate/Vinyl Amide Copolymers as Temperature- and Salt-Stable Thickeners for EOR Flooding Processes

  • Walter Gulden
  • Sigmar-Peter von Halasz


In 1985 enhanced oil recovery processes represented over 11.7% of total domestic crude oil production in Germany. Some 75% of this supplementary production was the result of steam processes, the remaining 25% was recovered using chemical flooding processes, in particular polymer flooding techniques.


Polymer Solution Polymer Flood Vinyl Sulfonate Shear Stability Residual Resistance Factor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Gulden
    • 1
  • Sigmar-Peter von Halasz
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical Department Oilfield ChemicalsHoechst AktiengesellschaftFrankfurt/Main-80W.Germany

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