Enhanced "greener"oil recovery through low-sanility waterflooding

Supervisor: Prof. Howard A. Stone                                                         Feb. 2017 - Present

  • Study the motion of liquid droplets induced by solute gradients in model subsurface flows in order to understand the basic mechanisms of the enhanced oil recovery through low-sanility waterflooding. Discuss the influence of solutes, surfactants and the reservoir environment on the oil recovery efficiency.