Pre-prepared Microemulsion Flooding in Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Review

Jeirani, Z.; Mohamed Jan, B.; Si Ali, B.; See, C.H.; Saphanuchart, W. (2014) Pre-prepared Microemulsion Flooding in Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Review. Petroleum Science and Technology, 32 (2). pp. 180-193. ISSN 1091-6466

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Abstract

It is evident that one of the important applications of microemulsions is in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process due to its unique properties such as ultra-low interfacial tension. The injection of microemulsion slug reduces the interfacial tension between the crude oil and reservoir brine, which leads to mobilization of substantial fraction of residual oil. In general microemulsion flooding is classified into two distinct categories, pre-prepared and in situ prepared, depending on its preparation method. The authors present a detailed discussion of microemulsion preparation and summarizes major articles on pre-prepared microemulsion flooding in EOR processes. Their review opens new horizons for the future researches on pre-prepared microemulsion flooding in EOR processes by organizing the literature data and comparing them.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Jeirani, Z.(Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  2. Mohamed Jan, B.(Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  3. Si Ali, B.(Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  4. See, C.H.(BCI Chemical Corporation, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)
  5. Saphanuchart, W.(BCI Chemical Corporation, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)
Journal or Publication Title: Petroleum Science and Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical flooding; Enhanced oil recovery; Microemulsion; Pre-prepared; Surfactant
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 14:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11901

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