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Synthesis and CO2 EOR Applications of Foaming Surfactants

Muhammad Sagir1*, Isa M Tan2, Muhammad Mushtaq3, Muhammad Pervaiz4 and M Suleman Tahir5
1Chemical Engineering Department, University of Technology PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
2Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department, University of Technology PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia
3Chemical Engineering Department, Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi , UAE
4Department of chemistry, Govt. college university Lahore, Pakistan
5Chemical Engineering Department, university of Gujarat, Pakistan
Corresponding Author : Muhammad Sagir
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Technology PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 28, 2015 Accepted: October 27, 2015 Published: November 10, 2015
Citation: Sagir M, Tan IM, Mushtaq M, Pervaiz M, Tahir MS (2015) Synthesis and CO2 EOR Applications of Foaming Surfactants. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 7:257. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000257
Copyright: © 2015 Sagir M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

CO2 philic surfactants as foaming agent have the potential to overcome CO2 mobility issues. A study has been conducted to synthesize and evaluates the CO2 philic surfactants for the CO2 mobility control. The synthesis process was optimized. The foam durability experiments in the presence and absence of the crude oil were conducted. The mobility reduction factor was found 2.93. In addition, 93.25% oil recovery was achieved. It was observed that the CO2/water IFT appreciably decreased from 30 mN/m to 5.21 mN/m by using the surfactant in 0.5 % concentration. Results showed that CO2 philic surfactant significantly reduce the mobility of the injected CO2.

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