The relevance of low shear oil production
Shear in itself is not necessarily a problem and a certain level of shear can even be required, either to promote coalescence or enhance gas-liquid separation in the event of foaming. However, too much shear has a negative influence on separation efficiency.
Improved Oil Recovery by low shear handling of injection polymers
Mechanical degradation of polymers is a well-known technical challenge in the petroleum industry. Polyacrylamide molecules are very long flexible chain molecules that are broken when submitted to high shear rates.
Low shear theory at Low Shear School
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