CANADIAN FIRMS SEEK TO INCREASE RECOVERY OF OIL

Two producers have outlined programs to boost recovery from Canadian oil reservoirs. Shell Canada Ltd. began using a new technique that involves injecting steam to create a steam chamber, thereby allowing bitumen to flow down to a producing well on Shell's Peace River oil sands acreage in northern Alberta. "This $11 million horizontal well project is the first application of a new process called Enhanced Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (Esagd)," said Shell business process team leader John

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