Rheology and stability of some polymer flooding and ASP (alkaline, surfactant, polymer) flooding produced liquid were studied in this work. Rheology of the produced water plays an important role in the stability of polymer flooding and ASP flooding produced liquid. The stabilizing effect of residual polyacrylamide in produced water on o/w emulsion depends mainly on its influence on the bulk rheology of produced water, i.e. the viscosity and elasticity modulus of the water phase.

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