Preformed Particle Gels for Mitigating Water Production and Extending the Life of Mature Oil Wells and Further Improve Particle Gel Technology (07123-02)

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Principal Investigator:  Baojun Bai

Objective:  This project seeks to establish methods to optimize particle gel treatments for increasing oil recovery and reducing water production by improving the efficiency of water flood sweep. Traditional gel treaments can have some drawbacks that may be solved by use of preformed gel particles. The primary objectives of this project are to identify where particle gels can be most effective, and to test gel propagation for several products during extrusion through fractures to guide the selection of best products for different widths of fractures.
Period of Performance:  July 31, 2008 to July 30, 2010

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