The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) process uses polyacrylamides to increases the amount of hydrocarbons extracted.
Our polymers increase the viscosity of water injected into underground formations, which helps to improve the sweep efficiency and raise the final percentage of hydrocarbons recovered from the reservoir.
By reducing friction, these polymers have revolutionized the energy market, making it possible to fracture low-permeability bedrock with an aqueous fluid and release hydrocarbons that have been held captive over geological time. This technique has reduced the amount of water needed to extract a barrel of oil.
Since 1986, SNF has been providing polymers for EOR. Our R&D activities have improved our knowledge of the behaviour of polymers in geological formations and reduced the cost of this technology to very competitive levels.
SNF also offers design and manufacture services for water-soluble polymer dissolution and injection equipment.
Our complete range of polymers have been carefully studied and tested, so we can provide a product specially studied for each application.