ITF explores new EOR techniques for Middle East fields

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI, UAE – The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) plans a potential collaborative joint industry project on hybrid enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Three ITF member companies – ADNOC/ADMA, Kuwait Oil Co., and Petroleum Development Oman – had the opportunity to explore 16 developer abstracts to hybrid EOR, which they had cited as a key technology challenge for the region.

Significant volumes of oil are left bypassed after application of primary and secondary EOR methods, ITF says. Its Gulf Council Cooperation (GCC) members have identified gas injection, chemical injection, and thermal injection technologies as possible stepping stones to improved recovery from fields with considerable residual hydrocarbons.

ITF will put forward full proposals prior to the GCC annual meeting in March, and will engage its GCC members in two other focus areas dealing with mature fields and water management early next year.

Another idea under review involves the application of borehole gravity technology for deep reading reservoir surveillance.


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