DOE SEEKS PROJECTS TO BUOY AGING OIL FIELDS

The Department of Energy is seeking proposals for projects that demonstrate methods to keep aging U.S. oil fields on production. DOE estimates use of advanced production techniques could account for more than 3 million b/d of U.S. oil production by 2010. Deputy Energy Sec. Henson Moore said, "Our objective is to give operators, particularly independents, a broader menu of oil field options that can keep endangered reservoirs in production and ultimately maximize the amount of oil this nation

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