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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 14–18, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190263-MS
..., high adsorption of surfactant on reservoir rocks, and limited thermal stability of the surfactant. The opportunity exists to design steam foam surfactant formulations with improved performance at high temperature. In this paper, a systematic approach to screen surfactants for field applications...
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J Can Pet Technol 36 (02).
Paper Number: PETSOC-97-02-01
Published: 01 February 1997
...-forming surfactant onto reservoir rock would not be a big problem if the amount of rock contacted could be kept to a minimum. 1 2 1997 1 2 1997 1997. Petroleum Society of Canada DESIGN AND FIELD TRIAL APPLICATION OF FOAM IN PRODUCTION WELLS TO IMPROVE CONFORMANCE F.Y. WONG D.K. FONG F.J...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 25–29, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209381-MS
... [ 8 ] [ 9 ]. However, in search of improving technical aspects of foam application in fields operated under gas injection, such as reduction in water consumption, use of less surface equipment, and a more efficient use of the chemicals, a novel gas dispersible foam technology to improve the sweep...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.2118/9781555633028
EISBN: 978-1-61399-952-3
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 5–8, 1997
Paper Number: SPE-38837-MS
... by replacing 60% to 80% of the liquid phase by the less expensive CO2 phase. A new gelled foam system was specifically designed for application to Rangely conformance problems. The field-tested surfactant/gel system was designed according to the following criteria: to produce strong and robust gel led foams...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, August 31–September 4, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200327-MS
... wells. Previous pilots where CO 2 -foam technology was implemented in the field have shown success in achieving mobility control and some conformance improvement ( Heller et al. 1985 , Holm and Garrison 1988 , Jonas et al. 1990 , Chou et al. 1992 , Stephenson et al. 1993 , Hoefner and Evans...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201758-MS
... and determine the necessary injection constraints for its successful production-enhancing field deployment. The simulation results of the gaseous-foam EOR technology applied in 5-spot model show that the constant rate foam injection is ideal for conformance correction and improved oil recovery even...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 3–5, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-210182-MS
... the risk of creating permanent impact on flow capacity of the reservoir. Field implementation of the CO 2 foam technology has shown some success in the past in achieving gas injectivity reduction and conformance improvement (Heller et al. 1985, Holm and Garrison 1988 , Jonas et al. 1990 , Chou et...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 15–18, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207410-MS
... conformance . Annual Technical Meeting . Kuehne , Donald L. , et al . 1990 . Design and evaluation of a nitrogen-foam field trial . Journal of petroleum technology 42.04 : 504 – 512 . https://doi.org/10.2118/17381-PA https://doi.org/10.2118/17381-PA Manrique , E. J. , Thomas , C...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, August 31–September 4, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200371-MS
... provides new insights into effectiveness of CO 2 foam in actual field applications. The results from this pilot may help to better screen and design future foam injection pilots. reservoir characterization production control chemical flooding methods enhanced recovery conformance improvement...
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Paper presented at the Canadian International Petroleum Conference, June 7–9, 2005
Paper Number: PETSOC-2005-243
... Foam Field Trial at North Ward-Estes , SPE/DOE 27785, SPE/DOE 9th Symposium of Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, 1994. 8 Sydansk, R.D., A new conformance- improvement-treatment chromium(III) gel technology , SPE/DOE 17329, Proc. SPE/DOE EOR Symp., Tulsa, OK, 1988, pp. 99-114. 9 Sydansk, R.D., A newly...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, October 5–7, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207028-MS
.... The slug sequence needs to be optimized for field application. According to this work, foam injection (with subsequent water injection) + gel injection + foam injection (with subsequent water injection) can be an option. ✓ Microgel/surfactant flooding is also promising EOR method. In addition, its...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 3–5, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-210333-MS
... 2017 . Mukherjee , B. , Patil , P.D. , Gao , M. et al . Laboratory Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Foam Assisted Steam EOR Method to Improve Conformance Control for Field Applications . Presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference , Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA , 14-18 April...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2013
Paper Number: IPTC-16984-MS
... Abstract A successful field trial of foams as gas injection conformance enhancer has been deployed in the Cusiana field in Colombia, South America. This work describes the Front End Loading (FEL) process done to get to the field trial, the field operation itself, and the results obtained so...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 8–10, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-160016-MS
... flooding methods oil production sacroc field spe 160016 vertical conformance injector pilot conformance gas production co 2 production rate surfactant foam Introduction Operators are demanding solutions that maximize recovery from existing reservoirs, capturing the high value...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 25–29, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209366-MS
... these conformance issues even from day one of implementation. Additive-assisted EOR has been field tested for both technical and economic viability towards improving the oil recovery and operational efficiency of the EOR methods. For example, foam has been shown to limit gas-conformance issues, increase oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, June 19–22, 2000
Paper Number: SPE-62561-MS
... insensitive to petroleum reservoir environments and interferences. This gel technology has been employed in over 1,400 conformance- control treatments worldwide. Highlights of illustrative field applications and results involving the CC/AP conformance- control gel technology are presented. An overview of what...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 24–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191706-MS
... communicating and non-communicating heterogeneous systems. During this laboratory study, a surfactant that has shown success for foam applications in the field was evaluated and used as a baseline to compare and evaluate low tension foam formulations. We measured resistance factors under constant pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 27–30, 1998
Paper Number: SPE-49315-MS
... insensitive to petroleum reservoir environments and interferences. This gel technology has been employed in over 1,400 conformance- control treatments worldwide. Highlights of illustrative field applications and results involving the CC/AP conformance- control gel technology are presented. An overview of what...
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Paper presented at the SPE Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, July 2–4, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165280-MS
... and gelled foams may be the more robust and effective conformance control agents. Given the few CO 2 foams that were tested in the field for mobility control/sweep improvement, perhaps weak CO 2 foams stabilized with water-soluble surfactants, CO 2 -soluble surfactants, a combination of CO 2 -soluble...

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