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Polymer Module Add-on
The polymer flooding option in 3DSL allows modeling of polymers in the water-phase. The polymer feature is part of the general chemical module to allow any number of inert tracers or reactive polymers in the water phase. The polymer add-on is a separately priced item to 3DSL. For a list of prices see here.
Specific polymer flow physics include the effects of increasing water viscosity with increasing polymer concentration, shear-thinning effects, reversible adsorption, dependence on salt concentration, and permeability reduction. See our SPE paper 115545 for technical details on extending streamlines to polymer floods as well as validation with Eclipse. See our SPE paper 132774 for a reservoir management workflow to optimize a polymer flood using streamline-base polymer metrics.