Smart Water

Smart Water for enhanced oil recovery is a research field at University of Stavanger.

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Smart vann, polymer. Foto: Elisabeth Tønnessen

Chemical reactivity

  • Reservoir minerals 
  • Ions in formation water and injection brines 
  • Crude oil components

Reservoir wettability 

  • Crude oil – Brine – Rock (CoBR) interactions
  • Temperature effects
  • Chemical models describing wettability in Carbonate and Sandstone reservoirs

Core restoration 

  • Optimized procedures for reproducing initial wettability 

Smart Water EOR

  • Parameter studies describing wettability alteration processes 
  • Optimizing ion composition of Smart Water
  • Chemical models describing Smart Water EOR processes
  • Screening tests for Smart Water EOR potential in reservoirs

Hybrid EOR

  • Chemical EOR combined with Smart Water

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