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An improved steam injection process for recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation. The process includes the use of alpha-olefin sulfonate dimer surfactants in the steam to form a foam-steam drive medium which is injected into the formation through at least one injection well to enhance the recovery of hydrocarbons from at least one production well.

Title
Steam injection including alpha-olephin sulfonate dimer surfactant additives and a process of stimulating hydrocarbon recovery from a subterranean formation
Application Number
6/489649
Publication Number
4556107
Application Date
April 28, 1983
Publication Date
December 3, 1985
Inventor
Jack D Knight
Berkeley
CA, US
Robert G Wall
Pinole
CA, US
John H Duerksen
Fullerton
CA, US
Agent
A Stephen Zavell
E J Keeling
S R LaPaglia
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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