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Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods

United States Patent

9,518,449
December 13, 2016
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A method of recovering a liquid hydrocarbon using an injectate includes recovering the liquid hydrocarbon through primary extraction. Physico-chemical data representative of electrostatic interactions between the liquid hydrocarbon and the reservoir rock are measured. At least one additive of the injectate is selected based on the physico-chemical data. The method includes recovering the liquid hydrocarbon from the reservoir rock through secondary extraction using the injectate.
Brady; Patrick V. (Albuquerque, NM), Krumhansl; James L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 055,454
October 16, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.