Evaluation of the rheological properties and methods of preparation of novel viscoelastic surfactants as diverting agents

Almostafa Alhadi, Musaab I. Magzoub

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Abstract

The unique properties of viscoelastic surfactants (VES) make them one of the essential chemicals used in oil fields. However, the temperature limitations of some VES, as well as their relatively high cost, pose significant challenges for research and chemical organizations to develop new generations of VES that effectively overcome these restrictions. This paper vastly evaluated the spent acid preparation methods and their effects on the rheological profile of VES. The data presented expressed the process of screening and examining the rheological behaviors of new VES under different temperatures and shear rates at optimum controlled pH and pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100077
JournalUpstream Oil and Gas Technology
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acidizing
  • In-situ viscosity
  • Rheology
  • Spent acid
  • Viscoelastic surfactants
  • Well stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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