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  • Main Title Optimization of Surfactant Mixtures and Their Interfacial Behavior for Advanced Oil Recovery


  • Author: Somasundaran, Prof. P.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of Fossil Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (United States)


  • Name: National Petroleum Technology Program (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Additional Info: National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (United States)


  • Creation: 2002-03-04


  • English


  • Content Description: The objective of this project was to develop a knowledge base that is helpful for the design of improved processes for mobilizing and producing oil left untapped using conventional techniques. The main goal was to develop and evaluate mixtures of new or modified surfactants for improved oil recovery. In this regard, interfacial properties of novel biodegradable n-alkyl pyrrolidones and sugar-based surfactants have been studied systematically. Emphasis was on designing cost-effective processes compatible with existing conditions and operations in addition to ensuring minimal reagent loss.
  • Physical Description: 132 pages


  • Keyword: Oil Wells
  • STI Subject Categories: 02 Petroleum
  • Keyword: Pyrrolidones
  • Keyword: Fluid Injection
  • Keyword: Petroleum
  • Keyword: Enhanced Recovery
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Mixtures
  • Keyword: Knowledge Base
  • Keyword: Surfactants


  • Other Information: PBD: 4 Mar 2002


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/BC/15112-4
  • Grant Number: AC26-98BC15112
  • DOI: 10.2172/792223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 792223
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742132


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00792223