Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 1001–1011 | Cite as

Preparation, solution characteristics and displacement performances of a novel acrylamide copolymer for enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

  • Peng Zhang
  • Shixun Bai
  • Shilan Chen
  • Danan Li
  • Zhenfu Jia
  • Chengyu Zhou
Original Paper


The radical polymerization of acrylamide, acryloylmorpholine, acrylate or 2-acrylamide-2-methyl propane-sulfonate in water initiated with ammonium persulfate or 2,2′-azobis(2-methylpropionamide)dihydrochloride was carried out to produce copolymer for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The structure of the acrylamide copolymer was determined by infrared (IR) and 1H-NMR. Influence of synthesis condition on viscosities of products was studied. As a kind of potential displacement agent the salt tolerance temperature resistance and displacement performance of copolymer were also investigated in this paper. The introduction of ACMO and AMPS improves the thermostability of copolymer. The ability of the AM/AANa/ACMO/AMPS copolymer to reduce permeability is higher than HPAM. The tertiary recovery of the former is also higher than that of the latter whether in homogeneous or heterogeneous condition.


Acrylamide copolymer Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) Temperature tolerance Salt resistance Displacement performance 



Financial support from Research Foundation of Chongqing University of Science & Technology (CK2016B07), Scientific and Technological Research Program of Chongqing Municipal Education Commission (KJ1501327, KJ1401308, KJ1401324) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (51504050, 21302237).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  3. 3.Hekou Oil Production Plant, SINOPEC Shengli Oilfield CompanyDongyingChina

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