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Laboratory Study on the Generation and Characterisation of CO2 Colloidal Gas Aphrons

  • Author / Creator
    Ghosh, Mousumi
  • This research focuses on determining an optimum formulation of generating aqueous-based CO2 Colloidal Gas Aphrons (CGAs) than can be used for CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery project. Different pairs of polymers and surfactants were tested, with varying concentrations, to determine the best polymer – surfactant pair that can provide stable, viscous CO2 CGAs. The screening criteria used were: low shear rate viscosity (LSRV), viscosity profile, change in median diameter (d50), and frequency-time distribution. To simulate reservoir conditions, viscometry tests and dynamic oscillation tests were conducted on CO2 CGAs, along with the base fluid solution, under high pressures and high temperatures to determine the rheology, stability, and viscoelastic properties of CO2 CGAs and associated base fluid. Results of the experimental investigations have shown that stable CO2 colloidal gas aphrons can be generated under high pressure and high temperature conditions.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3HD7P101
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Petroleum Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Choi, Phillip (Chemical Engineering)
    • Kuru, Ergun (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Leung, Juliana (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Trivedi, Japan (Petroleum Engineering)