alkaline flooding

alkaline flooding

[′al·kə‚līn ′fləd·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A type of enhanced oil recovery in which alkaline chemicals are injected during a water flooding or are combined with polymer flooding; the chemicals react with acids in the crude oil to form surfactants.
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The topics include polymer flooding practice in Daqing, alkaline flooding, surfactant enhanced oil recovery in carbonate reserves, facility requirements for implementing a chemical enhanced oil recovery project, the use of microorganisms to enhance oil recovery, and the cold production of heavy oil.
Currently, several different technologies are being utilized on the re-completion side including alkaline flooding and other surfactant chemistry.
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