Preparation and Performance Investigation of a Novel Acrylamide-based Terpolymer in ‎Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications via Glass Micro model
Paper ID : 1587-ICNS
Authors:
Saeed Ghaderi1, babak abdi2, Ahmadreza Karimi3, Seyyedarash Haddadi4, Ahmad Ramazani S.A. *5
1Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
2chemical engineering, Sharif university, Tehran, Iran
3Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
4School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna V1V 1V7, Canada
5Sharif University of Technology
Abstract:
Water-soluble polymers have been widely used in many industries due to their unique properties such as sewage ‎treatment industry, material treatments, paper industry, oil refinery, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and drilling ‎fluid additives and etc. In this research, the effect of adding silica nanoparticles on the rheological properties as ‎well the effects on the performance in polymer flooding process of acrylamide-styrene-malic anhydride ‎terpolymer synthesized with in-situ inverse micro-emulsion terpolymerization (s-PASM-t) were investigated. For ‎this purpose, the terpolymers containing 0.5, 1 and 2 wt. % silica were synthesized and the results were ‎compared with the sample without silica nanoparticles. The aqueous solutions of acrylamide-styrene-malic ‎anhydride terpolymer (s-PASM-t) were investigated using a field emission scanning electron microscopic (FE-‎SEM). The results obtained from the flooding test of the terpolymer and nanocomposite solutions showed that ‎with the addition of silica nanoparticles to the structure of the terpolymer which results in a higher viscosity, the ‎recovered oil increases.‎
Keywords:
Nanocomposite, Reverse emulsion, EOR, Terpolymer.‎
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)