Methods to Prevent the Release of Fines
A number of techniques to prevent the of migration of fine particles in sandstone oil reservoirs have been developed (Valey, 1969; Reed, 1972; Clementz, 1977; Sydansk, 1984; Borchard and Brown, 1984). Descriptions of these techniques, commonly known as clay stabilization techniques, are available in patented literature. This chapter will focus on the underlying mechanisms of these techniques and attempt to elucidate their influence on the retardation of the release of fines.
KeywordsFine Particle Pore Surface Berea Sandstone Detachment Force Form Chemical Bond
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