Illinois basin ASP flooding planned

One recent announcement on enhanced oil recovery activity is Rex Energy’s plan for starting two alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flood pilots in an old oil field in the Illinois basin.Benjamin Hulburt, CEO of Rex Energy Corp., State College, Pa., said during a presentation to BMO Capital Markets Corp.’s Fourth Annual Appalachian E&P Forum, Jan. 10, 2008, New York City, that the company plans to start ASP injection in the pilots in early second-quarter 2008.The pilots will be on 1-acre spacing in Lawrence field, near Bridgeport, Ill. (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageDiscovered in 1906, Lawrence field still produces about 1,800 bo/d from 1,000 wells. Hulburt said that in...

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