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Petroleum production: polymers in.

Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso



Munmaya Mishra


Polymers are widely used in oil and gas industry for a range of petroleum production applications. Their viscoelastic and solution thickening properties have particularly made them a chemical of choice for petroleum production applications. This entry explores and discusses various types of polymers used in the oil and gas industry for petroleum production applications. It focusses on chemical treatment optimization, water shutoff for enhanced hydrocarbon production and reduced water production, and enhanced oil recovery, and provides a treatise of rheological characterization methods and models for these polymers.


OLUYEMI, G.F. 2019. Petroleum production: polymers in. In Mishra, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of polymer applications. Abingdon: CRC Press [online], chapter 98, pages 2041-2060. Available from:

Online Publication Date Dec 17, 2018
Publication Date Jan 2, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2020
Publicly Available Date Feb 27, 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 2041-2060
Book Title Encyclopedia of polymer applications
Chapter Number 98
ISBN 9781498729932
Keywords Modeling; Petroleum producation; Polymers; Production operation; Rheological behavior; Salinity
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