Hydrocarbons recoveries from matured fileds require enhancement. This is because matured oil fields have undergone pressure depletions. Polymer injection is a proven means of hydrocarbon recovery enhancement. Therefore, search for polymer materials and preparations of polymer, in the vicinity of matured field is the focus of this study. A lead was found in a starch and investigated to cassava tubers. Cassava starch are brine - water soluble, and are used for favorable mobility control. Laboratory tests were conducted for starch solubility and stability at predetermined saline environment and selected ‘reservoir’ temperature and pressure. Physico - chemical properties and other characteristics of the locally sourced polymer were guided by branded commercial polymers. In all, ten batches of laboratory core flooding excercises were conducted on oil-soaked cores, with five different brine concentrations, followed by another five-cassava starch polymer of concentration 0.00 g/l, 4.35 g/L, 5.13 g/L, 7.02 g/L, and 8.81 g/L. The respective polymer viscosities were 0 cp, 1.28 cp, 2.25 cp, 3.30 cp, and 4.15 cp. While the oil sample of 24.27°API at a temparture of 33°C, was used throughout. Respectively, a displacement efficiency of 51.86 %, 51.86 %, 51.85 %, 51.85 %, and 51.86 % were obtained as results.

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