Development of alkaline/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flooding technology for recovery of Karazhanbas oil

  • Birzhan Zhappasbaev Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
  • Iskander Gussenov Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
  • Alexey Shakhvorostov Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
  • Nurxat Nuraje Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Texas
  • Sarkyt Kudaibergenov Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
Keywords: ASP flooding, water flooding, enhanced oil recovery, oil reservoir

Abstract

The tertiary oil recovery methods like alkaline, surfactant and polymer (ASP) flooding are very perspective in order to achieve the synergetic effect out of the different impacts which are caused by these chemicals, which affect oil and water filtration in the reservoir and increase oil recovery. In this communication, we consider the applicability of hydrophobically modified polyampholyte – poly(hexadecylaminocrotonate)betaine (PHDACB) as ASP flooding agent for recovery of oil from Karazhanbas oilfield. As “polysoap”, the aqueous solution of PHDACB dissolved in aqueous KOH was used. This system combines the advantages of alkaline, surfactant and polymer and exhibits the synergistic effect. The laboratory results showed that the ASP flooding considerably increases the oil recovery in addition to water flooding. In perspective, the ASP flooding may substitute the steam injection and other thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies.

Author Biographies

Birzhan Zhappasbaev, Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology, Almaty
Iskander Gussenov, Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology, Almaty
Alexey Shakhvorostov, Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology, Almaty
Sarkyt Kudaibergenov, Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty
Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology, Almaty

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Published
2016-03-30
How to Cite
Zhappasbaev, B., Gussenov, I., Shakhvorostov, A., Nuraje, N., & Kudaibergenov, S. (2016). Development of alkaline/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flooding technology for recovery of Karazhanbas oil. Chemical Bulletin of Kazakh National University, (1), 12-17. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15328/cb649
Section
Organic and Polymers Chemistry