Laboratory Evaluation of Crosslinked Polymer Gels for Water Diversion

  • L. E. Summers
  • J. D. Purkaple
  • J. D. Allison


Many crosslinked gel treatments are currently available for injection profile modification in secondary oil recovery waterflood operations. The gels usually consist of a water-soluble polymer, such as polyacrylamide or polysaccharide, crosslinked with a metal ion (A13+, Cr3+, Zr4+) or organic compounds. Due to the large number of systems available and possible conditions which must be considered, a rapid testing procedure must be used to screen these systems on a timely basis.


Permeability Reduction Capillary Viscometer Screen Experiment Core Test Hydrolyze Polyacrylamide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Summers
    • 1
  • J. D. Purkaple
    • 1
  • J. D. Allison
    • 1
  1. 1.Petroleum Research and DevelopmentConoco Inc.Ponca CityUSA

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