An overview of the present stability and performance of EOR-foam

Mohammed Falalu Hamza, and Chandra Mohan Sinnathambi, and Zulkifli Merican Aljunid Merican, and Hassan Soleimani, and D., Stephen Karl (2017) An overview of the present stability and performance of EOR-foam. Sains Malaysiana, 46 (9). pp. 1641-1650. ISSN 0126-6039


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Foam flooding technique, commonly known as foam assisted water alternating gas method (FAWAG) has been identified as an effective chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) technique. The ability of EOR-foam to sweep oil in low permeable zones makes it important displacement fluid in the oil industry. However, extreme reservoir conditions such as temperature, pressure and salinity have detrimental effects on the stability and the overall performance of the EOR-foam. Consequently, understanding foam stability and performance under different conditions is crucial for long term oil field application. This paper discusses the current status of the EOR-foam stability, performance and challenges from laboratory studies to field application perspective. The paper also highlights the knowledge gaps which require further research for successful field application.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:EOR-foam; Foam application; Foams performance; Foam stability
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:11394
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:13 Feb 2018 03:12
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 05:45

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