EFFECT OF FOAMING AGENTS ON CRUDE OIL SYSTEM
This report entails the study of the effect of the foaming agents in the physio-chemical properties of the oil system, this report investigate if the addition of such foaming agents can improve production and also determines the properties of the crude oil and the foaming agents used. The properties investigated are Density, Specific Gravity, API gravity, viscosity, Surface Tension and Pour point before and after the addition of the foaming agents. The effects of foaming agents in crude oil: it increases density, viscosity and specific gravity of crude oil and decreases API gravity, surface tension, pour and cloud point of crude oil.
Statistical and graphical analysis were used to interpret the results of the experiments carried out. The results show that foaming agents increases oil density, oil viscosity, oil specific gravity and decreases oil API gravity, oil surface tension, oil cloud point and pour point.
The study would help petroleum engineers to understand the positive impact of foams in oil; especially during enhanced oil recovery (EOR).With such understanding and putting it into practical, production will be maximized.