Enhanced Recovery

With oil and gas companies coming to grips with a “lower for longer” oil price environment, even greater emphasis has been placed on squeezing as much resource as possible from reservoirs. That means EOR is one area of research that has remained strong during the downturn. Upstream Technology has now published its Enhanced Recovery Spotlight shining some light on some of the more interesting and effective technologies to emerge from these R&D efforts, and how operators are making smarter use of existing tools.

Going with the flow

On a quiet cul-de-sac on the leafy outskirts of Cambridge, UK, scientists are studying the physical and chemical processes of flow. Their work has consequences that go well beyond the oil and gas industry’s EOR needs

New tools to prevent pump failure

When artificial lift fails, it costs the operator not just lost production but also the outlay for repair and intervention. Wellhead controllers aim to keep enhanced oil recovery operations humming along smoothly

Uncracking the code

New 3D multi-phase flow simulation technology makes it possible to predict the flow of both oil and water through rocks using only rotary sidewall cores