The Systematic Screening Methodology for Surfactant Flooding Chemicals in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Cholathis Cholpraves, Pattamas Rattanaudom, Uthaiporn Suriyapraphadilok, Ampira Charoensaeng, Rafiqul Gani

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Abstract

The product design framework for systematic screening & selection of surfactants consists of four main steps: problem definition, target properties specification, data collection & model development, and screening-selection. The Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Deviation (HLD) value has been identified as the main target property because it is related to the microemulsion type of a surfactant-oil-water system. That is, when the HLD value is zero, the middle-phase microemulsion, which has the lowest interfacial tension of oil and water, is formed. The model for HLD estimation needs a parameter Cc, which is predicted by a group-contribution technique. The developed group-contribution model for anionic surfactants gives relative error equal to 3.5, while the model for non-ionic surfactants does not give very good relative error, mainly because of small values of Cc and not enough data. Nevertheless, the model for non-ionic surfactants is found to be qualitatively correct and so it can be used for surfactant screening-selection. Other properties like melting point, cloud-point, etc., are also used for the screening-selection step. Application of the model-based method is highlighted through two case studies, where the results have been verified experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 27
EditorsAntonio Espuña, Moisès Graells, Luis Puigjaner
Volume40
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2017
Pages991-996
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-444-63965-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017
Conference number: 27
https://www.elsevier.com/books/27th-european-symposium-on-computer-aided-process-engineering/espuna/978-0-444-63965-3

Conference

Conference27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Number27
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period01/10/201705/10/2017
Internet address
SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN1570-7946

Keywords

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Microemulsion
  • Surfactant
  • Group-contribution
  • Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Deviation

Cite this

Cholpraves, C., Rattanaudom, P., Suriyapraphadilok, U., Charoensaeng, A., & Gani, R. (2017). The Systematic Screening Methodology for Surfactant Flooding Chemicals in Enhanced Oil Recovery. In A. Espuña, M. Graells, & L. Puigjaner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 27 (Vol. 40, pp. 991-996). Elsevier. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50167-7