Viscoelastic Behavior of Crude Oil-Gum Emulsions in Enhanced Oil Recovery

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Abstract

The experimental study of the Creep-recovery examination is necessary to understand the viscoelastic behavior of crude oil-Xanthan gum emulsions. The experimental measurements and analysis of these tests were completed using RheoStress RS100 under controlled stress CS-mode. Rheometers with CS-mode allow for a useful and direct technique for the experimental measurements of creep and recovery stages. This investigation covers a wide range of crude oil concentration of 0–75% by volume, Xanthan concentration range of 0–104 ppm, and two types of Xanthan gums are used and investigated. The creep-recovery measurements of crude oil-Xanthan gums emulsions were extensively investigated. It was important to find the linear viscoelastic range for the examined crude oil-Xanthan gum emulsions. The experimental measurements and analysis of the creep-recovery examinations showed that the linear viscoelastic range was up to 1 Pa. The experimental investigation showed that the higher the concentration of the used gum and crude oil, the lower the compliance of the emulsions. For the Xanthan concentrations of less than 103 ppm, the crude oil-gum emulsion exhibited viscous behavior. However, for the Xanthan concentration of higher than 103, the examined emulsions displayed viscoelastic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1004
JournalPolymers
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2022

Keywords

  • Creep
  • Crude oil
  • Emulsion
  • Polymer
  • Recovery
  • Xanthan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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