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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 17)
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Polyvinyl Alcohol with Superior Flooding Properties to Enhance Oil Recovery Process

O. Arjmand, S. Izadi, M. Mousavi and V. Rahmanian
Corresponding Author:  O. Arjmand 

Key words:  Polymer flooding, PVA, Salinity, Temperature, , ,
Vol. 4 , (17): 3062-3064
Submitted Accepted Published
February 07, 2012 March 10, 2012 September 01, 2012

Polymer flooding is one of most important Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR) processes. This study concerns two key parameters influencing polymer flooding efficiency. As it is expected, some of key parameters such as: salinity and reservoir temperature and pressure, play important roles in improving oil recovery through polymer flooding. Regarding the fact that Hydrolyzed Poly Acryl Amid (HPAM) decomposes in high temperature and pressure conditions, only reservoirs with medium temperature and pressure are suitable for polymer flooding technique. On the other hand, viscosity of polymer solution decreases in high reservoir salinity, therefore HPAM is not effective for reservoirs with high salinity and temperature .We strongly believe that Poly vinyl Alcohol (PVA), as a viscous surfactant and IFT reducer, would be stable in extreme conditions of high salinity and high temperature (above 480 F) and therefore, it can be used for reservoirs with high salinity and temperature.
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O. Arjmand, S. Izadi, M. Mousavi and V. Rahmanian, 2012. Polyvinyl Alcohol with Superior Flooding Properties to Enhance Oil Recovery Process.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(17): 3062-3064.
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