Symposium focuses on IOR technology advances

05/20/2002
Oil recovery factors for many of the world's oil fields have improved over the years, but implementing new technologies, expanding existing technologies to other reservoirs, and understanding the processes better can improve recovery further. That can be gleaned from many of the papers presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers and US Department of Energy 13th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery last month in Tulsa.Water, steam, and carbon dioxide gas injection remain the more common ways for improving recoveries, but various research and pilot projects aim to adapt these methods to a greater variety of reservoirs and refine the processes so that they are more predictable.Air inje...
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