Full Name

2007 Small Producer

Preformed Particle Gels for Mitigating Water Production and Extending the Life of Mature Oil Wells and Further Improve Particle Gel Technology

Subcontractor: The University of Missouri

Principal Investigator: Baojun Bai
Project Number Project Status
07123-02 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
ChemEOR and BJ Services
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 31, 2008 March 31, 2011
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$800,929.00 $512,344.90 $280,735.00
Project Objectives

This project seeks to establish methods to optimize particle gel treatments for increasing oil recovery and reducing water production by improving the efficiency of water flood sweep. Traditional gel treaments can have some drawbacks that may be solved by use of preformed gel particles. The primary objectives of this project are to identify where particle gels can be most effective, and to test gel propagation for several products during extrusion through fractures to guide the selection of best products for different widths of fractures.


File Name File Type Date
Preformed Particle Gel for Conformance Control