Thermal heavy-oil recovery projects succeed in Egypt, Syria

12/22/2008
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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