Thermal heavy-oil recovery projects succeed in Egypt, Syria

To increase oil recovery from existing fields, operators in both Egypt and Syria have started producing heavy oil with thermal enhanced oil recovery processes.In Egypt’s Issaran oil field, cyclic-steam stimulation has increased oil production to 4,000 b/d from 50 b/d under primary recovery.In Syria’s Oudeh and Tishrine oil fields, pilot cyclic-steam stimulation has increased production to about 850 b/d from 550 b/d in Oudeh and about 2,500 b/d from 750 b/d in Tishrine. Each field’s pilot has five 25-MMbtu steam generators. The pilots include 14 wells in Oudeh and 23 wells in Tishrine.Enhanced oil recoveryOperators are focusing on redeveloping and improving oil recovery f...

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