Program advances oil recovery technology in Brazil

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has successfully tested different technologies for improving oil recovery from its oil fields in Brazil.Its program, known by its Portuguese acronym "PRAVAP" (Programa de Recuperação Avançada de Petróleo), entailed seven projects that spanned 5 years, involved 371,000 internal man-hours, and included service contracts with 31 organizations and individuals.The program produced 374 technical publications on a diversity of scientific and technical subjects, and it played a decisive role in the economic feasibility of several exploration and production projects.Technologies investigated involved: Improving waterflood efficiency. A...

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