Petroleum Engineering – Reservoir
Enhancing Oil Recovery from Oil-Wet Carbonate Rock by Wettability Alteration and interfacial tension Reduction Using Hawthorn Leaves Extract as a New Natural Surfactant

Seyed Reza Shadizadeh; Amin Derakhshan

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 23-36

  Oil recovery from oil-wet carbonate rock is a significant challenge in the oil industry. The present study investigates the influence of the natural surfactant Hawthorn leaves extract (HLE) on oil recovery from carbonate rock. Two chemical surfactants, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and dodecyl tri methyl ...  Read More

Influence of Surfactant Type, Surfactant Concentration, and Salinity on Interfacial Tension of a Brine/Live Oil/Surfactant Fluid System: A Case Study of Iranian Asmari Oil Reservoir

Mohammad Saki; Ali Reza Khaz'al

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 1-16

  The chemical surfactant flooding can mobilize the trapped oil by lowering the interfacial tension between oil and brine and in some cases altering the reservoir rock wettability. In this work, the effect of surfactants on oil/brine interfacial tension was experimentally investigated. First, the effect ...  Read More