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

Jeirani, Z. and Mohamed Jan, B. and Si Ali, B. and See, C.H. and 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, DOI

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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
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 > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 06:53
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 06:53

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