A study on the effect of the chemical composition of brine to improve oil recovery from carbonates


Polat C., PARLAKTUNA M.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, vol.39, no.23, pp.2151-2156, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567036.2017.1403517
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2151-2156

Abstract

Nowadays, brines are not simply regarded as tools for pressure support in reservoirs. Their chemical properties have also been taken into consideration. Chemicals in the brines can alter the rock brine and oil interactions in a favorable way to improve oil recovery. Studies have focused on the determination of such chemicals leading to wettability change and their proper compositions in brine samples. In this study, the properties of brine samples utilization, which can lead to improvement in oil recovery from carbonates, were tried to be determined using wettability measurements.