2010 Small Producer

Game Changing Technology of Polymeric-Surfactants for Tertiary Oil Recovery in the Illinois Basin

Subcontractor: Power Environmental and Energy Research (PEER) Institute

Principal Investigator: Yongchun Tang
Project Number Project Status
10123-03 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Gary Watts (MidAmerican Energy LLC)
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
April 1, 2012 March 31, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$780,000.00 $616,200.00 $156,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed work in this project is to further develop polymeric surfactant (PS) technology as an alternative chemical EOR approach. This breakthrough technology that uses a single component instead of multiple components as in traditional Surfactant Polymer (SP) flooding has the potential of saving millions of dollars for mature field tertiary oil recovery operations. The typical oilfield reservoir conditions from the Illinois Basin will be used to test and evaluate the developing PS-EOR potential for this important mature oil field region.