This course provides a comprehensive introduction to polymer flooding for improved sweep and mobility control in reservoirs. It makes a distinction between polymer flooding and gel treatments. Topics covered include rheology in porous media, injectivity issues, polymer stability (mechanical, oxidative, chemical/thermal, microbial), polymer retention and propagation issues, and polymer flood design. A comparison of polymer flooding versus in-depth profile modification is provided.
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