EOR WITH PENN STATE SURFACTANTS.

T. G. Arf, G. LaBelle, E. E. Klaus, J. L. Duda, R. Nagarajan, M. B. Biterge, Turgay Ertekin

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Abstract

Petroleum sulfonate surfactants were synthesized from C//1//9, C//2//2 and C//2//6 feedstocks and evaluated in core tests for their ability to enhance oil recovery. All three feedstocks are composed predominantly of saturated paraffinic and naphthenic hydrocarbons. The C//1//9 feedstock includes about 12% aromatics. The hydrocarbons were vapor-phase oxidized at low temperatures to provide cyclic ethers, which subsequently were sulfonated to form a product mixture of mono-, di-, and trisulfonates. Corefloods were conducted with both sulfonates developed at Pennsylvania State U. and commercial sulfonates in Berea sandstone cores. High oil recovery efficiencies are realized when the Penn State sulfonates are used without cosurfactants to form dilute chemical slugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-176
Number of pages11
JournalSPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Surface-Active Agents
Feedstocks
Surface active agents
Hydrocarbons
Oils
Cyclic Ethers
Recovery
Petroleum
Sandstone
Ethers
Crude oil
Vapors
Temperature

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  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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Arf, T. G., LaBelle, G., Klaus, E. E., Duda, J. L., Nagarajan, R., Biterge, M. B., & Ertekin, T. (1987). EOR WITH PENN STATE SURFACTANTS. SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers), 2(2), 166-176. https://doi.org/10.2118/12308-PA
Arf, T. G. ; LaBelle, G. ; Klaus, E. E. ; Duda, J. L. ; Nagarajan, R. ; Biterge, M. B. ; Ertekin, Turgay. / EOR WITH PENN STATE SURFACTANTS. In: SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers). 1987 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 166-176.
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In: SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers), Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.1987, p. 166-176.

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Arf TG, LaBelle G, Klaus EE, Duda JL, Nagarajan R, Biterge MB et al. EOR WITH PENN STATE SURFACTANTS. SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers). 1987 Jan 1;2(2):166-176. https://doi.org/10.2118/12308-PA