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Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Salinity and Hardness

Hashmet, Muhammad R. and Onur, Mustafa and Tan, Isa M. (2013) Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Salinity and Hardness. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology (ja). null. (In Press)

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Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0193269...

Abstract

A series of experiment shave been conducted to characterize and quantify the effects of shear rate, salinity, and hardness on the viscosity of polymer solutions. A set of correlations were developed to predict the viscosity of polymer solutions. These correlations consider the individual as well as the combined effects of shear rate, salinity, and hardness on the viscosity of polymer solutions. The power-law model for the viscosity behavior has been modified to accommodate the influence caused by these three factors. Non-linear regression was performed on the experimental data to develop the proposed correlations. The proposed correlations can be integrated into any reservoir simulator for polymer injection and should prove useful for the initial screening for the selection of the polymer for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications in oil reservoirs.

Item Type:Article
Academic Subject One:Mission Oriented Research - Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced oil recovery
Departments / MOR / COE:Mission Oriented Research > Enhanced Oil Recovery
ID Code:10589
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Isa Mohd Tan
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:48

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