Aimed for the need of oil displacement in high salinity formations where the normal nonionic and anionic surfactants are inefficient because of salting out or cloud point phenomena[1] , A novel structure surfactant(LF) with nonionic and anionic hydrophilic group is put forward and synthesized. The said surfactant is soluble in 30% NaCl brine, and shows good surface activity in brine with 100,000mg/L salinity concluding 5,000mg/L CaCl2. By analysizing the volume fraction-salt concentration phase graph, the salt tolerance property of LF, petroleum sulfonate and their combined system is comparatively studied, LF is excellent, the proportional increment of LF in combined system will improves salt tolerance property of the combined system. In any different brine, water/n-decane Interfacial tension is high if only LF or petroleum sulfonate is used, but Interfacial tension will reach super low if the combined system is appropriately used as long as water salinity is enough high(higher than 20,000mg/L). By adjusting the proportion of LF and petroleum sulfonate in combined system, water/oil Interfacial tension can always reach super low regardless of water salinity, so the system can be particularly used as oil displacement agent in high salinity formations. The paper presents three oil displacement and one chemical tuff and puff formulations consisted of LF and KPS, which were suitable for high salinity formations in Zhongyuan oil field.

The temperatures of four test zone are 86.9°C, 65.0°C, 82.5°C and 82.5°C, the salinities are 88,540 mg/L, 55,028 mg/L, 14,9127mg/L and 195,000 mg/L, the room recovery improvement all exceed 19%.

Now the four field tests get along favorably, verifying good result and indicating bright application prospect.

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