Study on thermostable surfactant systems for enhanced oil recovery in the Oligocene sandstone reservoir of Bach Ho oil field

  • Hoang Linh
  • Phan Vu Anh
  • Luong Van Tuyen
Keywords: Thermostable surfactant systems, interface tension, enhanced oil recovery


It is predicted that with primary production methods, only 11 - 17% of the total volume of oil initially in place (OIIP) can be recovered from the Bach Ho field, whereas secondary recovery methods allow 27.8%, 24.4% and 37.6% of the total volume of OIIP to be obtained from the Miocene, Oligocene and basement strata, respectively. The authors studied enhanced oil recovery technology in tertiary production based on experimental surfactant substances with temperature resistance, salt resistance and low surface tension. They then selected and mixed surfactants to find the optimal surfactant system for the conditions of the Oligocene in the Bach Ho field. The experimental results showed the applicability of this surfactant system in the process of enhancing oil recovery rates in high-temperature fields.


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Linh, H., Anh, P. V., & Tuyen, L. V. (2014). Study on thermostable surfactant systems for enhanced oil recovery in the Oligocene sandstone reservoir of Bach Ho oil field. Petrovietnam Journal, 5, 37-48. Retrieved from

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