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Review of recent advances in polyethylenimine crosslinked polymer gels used for conformance control applications

  • Mohammed Abdelfetah Ghriga
  • Bruno Grassl
  • Mourad Gareche
  • Mohamed Khodja
  • Seif El Islam Lebouachera
  • Nathalie Andreu
  • Nadjib DrouicheEmail author
Review Paper
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Abstract

Several crosslinked polymer gels have been developed over the last 5 decades to address the different technical challenges in oil reservoirs especially conformance control operations. Among these systems, polyethylenimine (PEI) crosslinked polymer gels, which have gained a huge interest thanks to their eco-friendly aspect and thermal stability at extremely high temperatures. They have been largely examined in laboratories and implemented in oilfields since their introduction in the late 1990s. One can find in the literature many reviews on gel systems which have addressed briefly polymer/PEI gels. However, in this article, we are providing a thorough and detailed discussion on these systems and their recent developments. To do so, we are presenting the main polymer/PEI gel systems investigated over the last 2 decades. Then, we are highlighting the recent improvements that aimed to extend their gelation times and final strengths; finally, we are representing some of their successful implementations worldwide.

Keywords

Polymer gels Acrylamide-based polymers Polyethylenimine Crosslinking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Abdelfetah Ghriga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bruno Grassl
    • 2
  • Mourad Gareche
    • 1
  • Mohamed Khodja
    • 3
  • Seif El Islam Lebouachera
    • 2
    • 4
  • Nathalie Andreu
    • 2
  • Nadjib Drouiche
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire Génie Physique des Hydrocarbures, Faculté des Hydrocarbures et de la ChimieUniversité M’Hamed Bougara de BoumerdesBoumerdesAlgeria
  2. 2.Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-chimie pour l’Environnement et les Matériaux, IPREM, UMR 5254CNRS Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour/E2SPauFrance
  3. 3.SONATRACH, Direction Centrale Recherche et DéveloppementBoumerdesAlgeria
  4. 4.Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie des Procédés Industriels, Faculté de Génie Mécanique et du Génie des ProcédésUniversité des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedieneBab-EzzouarAlgeria
  5. 5.Centre de Recherche en Technologie Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique-Division CCPMAlger Sept MerveillesAlgeria

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