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1. (WO2015126418) AMIDO- FUNCTIONALIZED GEMINI SURFACTANT FOR FLUID CONTROL IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/126418    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/017837
Publication Date: Fri Aug 28 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 22 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: C09K 8/584
C09K 8/035
E21B 43/22
Applicants: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC.
Inventors: GHUMARE, Anant Kanhoba
UPPULURI, Ramesh
BELAKSHE, Ravikant
Title: AMIDO- FUNCTIONALIZED GEMINI SURFACTANT FOR FLUID CONTROL IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS
Abstract:
Controlling fluid flow in a subterranean formation containing water and hydrocarbons utilizing a Gemini surfactant introduced to the formation via a wellbore. The Gemini surfactant includes a head group having two cationic groups linked by an alkyl spacer, an amide extending from each of the cationic groups, and each amide having a hydrophobic tail extending therefrom.