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

  • Business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term

    There is a curious twist to the many messages emerging from the International Energy Agency (IEA) annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released today. On the one hand, says the Agency, it will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Production performance prediction during steam assisted gravity drainage process in anisotropic reservoirs

    Although steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology is an effective thermal recovery process for heavy oil reservoirs, it consumes a mountain of natural gas and produces tons of greenhouse gas. Therefore, it is of great importance to predict the production performance during production period. In this paper, we extend Reis's research (Reis, 1992) to calculate SAGD production performance in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asia`s Largest Oil and Gas Company Seeks to Lower its Own Rising Costs

    Growing demand and higher prices for natural gas might seem like good news for Asia’s largest oil & gas company. But for giant, Sinopec -- the world’s fifth largest company -- significant gas price increases in China also impact the cost of its own gas processing operations. That’s why engineers from the Sinopec Nanjing Engineering Company (SNEC) sought innovative ...


    By Energy Recovery Inc

  • 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.

  • Kuwait: A CSP market worth entering?

    Kuwait's renewable energy plans show that CSP has a paramount role to play in the country's future energy mix, but when will developments pick up pace? Progress in Kuwait's CSP projects has been slower than anticipated. While the net gas importer signed multi-year supply deals for liquefied natural gas with Qatargas and Shell, and is considering similar agreements with Iran and the United ...


    By FCBI Energy

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