This paper identifies chemical cost reduction derived from the synergistic effects of co-surfactant systems using a good foaming agent and a less expensive poor foaming agent. The required good foaming agent is reduced by at least 75%. Also the effect on injectivity is reduced by as much as 50% using the co-surfactant system, compared to a previously used surfactant system. Mobility control of injected CO2 for improved oil recovery can be achieved with significant reduction in the chemical cost of SAG, improved injectivity of SAG, and improved economics of CO2 injection project when compared to reported systems.
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