Oil Recovery Articles

  • Gas injection to increase recovery from the Bakken formation

    The Bakken formation, in the Williston Basin, has tremendous oil reserves estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of barrels. During the last decade, the Bakken has been rapidly developed with advances in horizontal drilling and improved multi–stage hydraulic fracturing. The primary recovery factor, however, has remained very low, around 5%–10% due in part to the extremely low permeability. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Drilling oil recovery from drill cuttings case study

    By econ industries VacuDry indirect heated thermal desorption Drill cuttings are an increasing waste stream worldwide, econ industries addressed the challenge by developing a process that cleans the waste and at the same time recovers valuable drilling oil. The VacuDry plant started the successful processing of drill cuttings in autumn 2013. Our client, a medium-sized recycling company, was new ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Case study - Savannah river nuclear solutions

    ENCON’S Evaporators used for decommisioning radioactive waste.  The Company:  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) Location:   Aiken, South Carolina The Solution:   ENCON Thermal Evaporator (20 oil fired systems) Project Timeline: 2009-2012 Savannah River Site (SRS) is located in south-central South Carolina and occupies an area of about ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

  • Benefits of Fast-Cycle PSA in an Oil Production Facility case study

    Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) Situation: Limited oil production capacity caused by a difficult-to-operate, under-sized low-temperature separation unit (LTS) Solution: Installation of a Xebec Fast-Cycle Pressure-Swing Adsorption (PSA) Unit to remove heavier hydrocarbons from field gas to meet sales gas specifications ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • Skimmer technology - An appraisal of mop skimmer technology case study

    Skimmer technology offers many alternative types such as mop, disc, drum, brush, belt, tube or weir skimmers. 1.0 Background A World patent was awarded to Shell international in 1967, for the use of a continuous belt of material, synthetic or otherwise, which would remove oil from the surface of water, by means of adsorption or absorption. From that time until the ...

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • Experimental investigation of water alternating CH 4 -CO 2 mixture gas injection in light oil reservoirs

    This paper studies a WAG process for improving the recovery efficiency in light oil reservoirs. Until now, few references have reported the role of CO 2 mole percent on recovery improvement in light oil reservoirs. The injected gas was changed, and the effect of composition changes on performance of core flood experiments were conducted at fixed flow rate. Five series of experiments (varied in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 25th Anniversary Product Release

    This year, KEMTRON Technologies is proud to celebrate 25 years of business. From the very beginning, KEMTRON has been providing quality, sophisticated solids control and waste management equipment to the oil and gas industry. This remarkable benchmark has been made possible by our unwavering commitment to our customers through offering durable value, now. For 2014, after intensive ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • The effects and control of viscosity loss of polymer solution compounded by produced water in oilfield development

    To avoid the environment pollution and remit the pressure of produced water stored up in water stations at high–water–cut stage, a special technology of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), in which produced water is used for compounding polymer solution, has been formed in Daqing Oilfield. However, the viscosity loss is difficult to be avoided only by modifying the polymer production. Then the effects ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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