Title

Determination of efficient surfactants in the oil and gas production units using the SVM approach

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Baghban, A & Bahadori, A 2016, 'Determination of efficient surfactants in the oil and gas production units using the SVM approach', Petroleum Science and Technology, vol. 34, no. 20, pp. 1691-1697.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2016.1221963

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Hydrophilic-lipophilic balance is usually applied for enhanced oil recovery to determine optimum surfactant structure. The authors used the potential of a support vector machine as a great embranchment of computational intelligence approaches to find the relationship among the variables for an optimum surfactant configuration. This tool estimates the mole average weighted carbon number (NC) as a function of the equivalent alkane carbon number, mole average weighted propylene oxide, mole average weighted ethylene oxide, temperature difference from 25°C, and salinity. This tool has great accuracy compared with other previous models and can be of great application for enhance oil recovery.