MEOR SCREENING CRITERIA FIT 27% OF U.S. OIL RESERVOIRS

04/15/1991
Rebecca Smith Bryant National Institute for Petroleum & Energy Research Bartlesville, Okla. Criteria developed by the National Institute for Petroleum & Energy Research (Niper) indicate that 27% of reservoirs in the major oil-producing states of the U.S. have potential for microbial-enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) processes. MEOR has been recognized as a potentially cost-effective method, particularly for recovering additional oil from stripper wells. Niper has conducted both laboratory research and field applications in microbial-enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) since 1983.1-7 One of the goa...
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