Design of polymer and phosphonate scale inhibitor precipitation treatments and the importance of precipitate solubility in extending squeeze lifetime

M. M. Jordan, K. S. Sorbie, P. Chen, P. Armitage, P. Hammond, K. Taylor

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    Abstract

    Downhole mineral scale prevention in oilfields with the use of chemical inhibitors being applied in squeeze treatments were studied by precipitation/dissolution process. The solubility of the precipitated inhibitor complex (C5) and the dissolution rate (r4) governed the dynamics of the inhibitor return curve. These predictions were experimentally confirmed by analyzing core flooding results using both outcrop and reservoir cores.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1997 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry
    Pages641-651
    Number of pages11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventSPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry - Houston, United States
    Duration: 18 Feb 199721 Feb 1997

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHouston
    Period18/02/9721/02/97

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