A Review of Recovery Mechanisms of Ionically Modified Waterflood in Carbonate Reservoirs

Muhammad Adeel Nassar Sohal, Geoffrey Thyne, Erik Gydesen Søgaard

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Abstract

Advanced water flooding is a process in which the ionic strength as well as the ionic composition of the injected
water is tuned to improve the oil recovery. It has been observed in field trials and in lab core flooding experiments; advanced
water flooding has the potential to recover additional oil. This process has been evaluated as a wettability-modifying agent in
carbonates and captured the global research focus in water-based enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods. This paper provides a
comprehensive review of the published research to speed the process of further investigations in this field. The review provides
the most current information to the reader about advanced water flooding and a guide to the relevant papers for those who are
new in this field.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy & Fuels
Volume30
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1904–1914
Number of pages11
ISSN0887-0624
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2016

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