Development speed seen among keys to EOR

06/04/2012
The oil and gas industry's ambition for enhanced oil recovery has four watchwords, says the manager of EOR and improved oil recovery for Shell Global Solutions BV: "more, faster, cheaper, greener." Focusing on development speed at the EOR & Heavy Oil World conference in Abu Dhabi, Val Brock said the industry's development time for technology is about that of heavy industry in general—30 years from the conceptual stage to field implementation. "We've got to go faster," he said, pointing out that the average development time for the US consumer products industry is about 10 years. Brock said the oil and gas industry achieved that speed with expandable tubulars, excep...
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