EOR weathers low oil prices

Click here to enlarge imageOil & Gas Journal's exclusive biennial enhanced oil recovery (EOR) survey indicates that EOR processes have weathered the low oil price environment of the last 2 years and at the beginning of 2000 still contribute significant oil production in both the US and elsewhere. Click here to enlarge imageEOR's contribution to US oil production is 748,000 b/d (Fig. 1 and Tables 1 and 2), about the same 12% of US production as in the prior 1998 survey. Other countries with significant EOR production at the beginning of 2000 are as follows: Click here to enlarge imageVenezuela-370,000 b/d (cold production of Orinoco heavy bitumen adds another 130,000 b/d).Canad...

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