3927716 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 8 patents.

A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean oil reservoir involving the injection of an aqueous alkaline solution to neutralize organic acids in the reservoir oil to form surfactants in situ. This solution contains sufficient alkaline agent to impart a pH within the range of 11.5 to 13 and a monovalent salt within the range of 0.5 to 2.0 weight percent. The initial aqueous alkaline slug may be followed by a second alkaline slug containing a thickening agent.

Title
Alkaline waterflooding process
Application Number
05/508,965
Publication Number
3927716
Application Date
September 25, 1974
Publication Date
December 23, 1975
Inventor
Foster William R
Chang Harry L
Burdyn Ralph F
Agent
Jackson William D
Huggett C A
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
IPC
E21B 43/27
E21B 43/22
C09K 08/58
C09K 08/584
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