Research projects to address oil, gas recovery, processing

The US Department of Energy plans to provide partial funding for 20 research projects to enhance oil and gas production in the US.The National Petroleum Technology Office in Tulsa will manage the projects. The Office of Fossil Energy plans to select another round of project winners later this year.Oil reservoir efficiencyThis area addresses the need to access oil not recoverable by conventional methods by developing improved methods of gas, chemical, and microbial flooding for light oil recovery, DOE said. Funding amounts are subject to negotiation.New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, will study ways to improve the "sweep efficiency" of carbon dioxide floods and exa...

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