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Mechanism of action of the blocking gels, where: (a) the injected fluid flows preferentially through zones of greater permeability, reducing oil production and (b) formation of polymer gel preferentially in the thief zones of the reservoir, displacing the injected water to regions with lower permeability and increasing oil production.

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