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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 11 (1927)

Issue: 3. (March)

First Page: 223

Last Page: 235

Title: The Effect of Flooding Oil Sands with Alkaline Solutions

Author(s): R. C. Beckstrom (2), F. M. Van Tuyl (3)


This paper gives the results of a series of experiments on the flooding of oil sands with ordinary water and solutions of various kinds and concentrations. The most satisfactory results were obtained by the use of dilute alkaline solutions of salts of the weak acids and strong bases, normal sodium carbonate being the most effective of all. Several types of apparatus were employed, including in one series of experiments blocks of Dakota sandstone, which, after being charged with oil under pressure, were subjected to flooding tests.

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