Chemical Flooding System for Third Recovery

The Chemflood allows for various chemical flooding tests including polymer flooding, Alkaline-Surfactant flooding and foam injection. Those tertiary methods improve oil recovery. Polymers increase the viscosity of injected fluid and decrease the oil/water mobility ratio.  Surfactant and alkali reduce the interfacial tension between oil and the injected aqueous formulation. Foam improves the sweep efficiency of surfactant injected into fractured reservoirs. The Chemflood device is ideal to understand the effects of chemical injection compatibility and assess the various chemicals to be injected at reservoir conditions. Change in permeability, displacement efficiency  and incremental oil recovery due to polymer injection can be studied with this setup. Typical configuration of a chemflood system includes injection pump, four fluid transfer vessels, pressure tapped coreholder, forward and backward injection facilities, confining pump, back pressure regulator, airbath, pressure measurement system, PHmeter, fraction collector and data acquisition system.


Maximum confining pressure: 700 bar (10,000 psi)
Maximum pore pressure: 700 bar (10,000 psi)
Maximum working temperature: 150°C
Core diameter: 1”5 (other upon request)
Core length: 2 to 6” (other upon request)
Pressure taps: 3  (other upon request)
Position: Horizontal
Wetted parts: Hastelloy
Power supply: 220VAC, 50Hz
Air Pressure requirements: 7 bar (100 psi)