Flooding & Enhanced Oil
Recovery by EOR Technologies
What is ASP Flooding?
"ASP Flooding" or "Alkaline Surfactant Polymer" Flooding is one of the leading " Chemical EOR" (CEOR) technologies in the growing "Enhanced Oil Recovery" (EOR) group of offerings used for improving oil recovery in older, declining and "marginal" oil wells/oil reservoirs.
What are the various EOR Technologies?
EOR Technologies describes a growing number of Enhanced Oil Recovery technologies used to recover oil in the third and final stage of oil production. Oil recovered in this stage may come close to or possibly exceed the oil that was produced in the primary and secondary stages. A few of the leading (and emerging) EOR technologies include:
Heavy Oil Recovery
Miscible Gas Flooding/Injection
Over the past forty years, the enhanced oil recovery industry has produced a number of excellent and proven EOR technologies.
The " optimum" EOR technology for one reservoir and pay zone may not be the optimum EOR technology for another - even within the same oil field. That's why we are "EOR technology neutral." We apply the optimum EOR technology for each client's specific requirements for maximizing our client's oil recovery, at the least possible cost.
Enhanced oil recovery represents a significant opportunity for companies with declining oil production to significantly increase their oil production and revenues through our range of EOR technologies and services.
How much more oil can we produce from our "mature" oil field and wells?
Enhanced oil recovery or "EOR" represents a significant opportunity for companies with declining oil production to significantly increase their oil production and revenues through our range of EOR technologies and services.
As seen above, there are a number of variables that determine the potential increase in production for any particular application.
With that said, some of the EOR technologies can have a significant reversal in oil production. And by "significant," this could mean anywhere from a 100% increase in oil production to a 500% increase in oil production.
Would increasing your oil production from 10 bbls/day to 20 bbls/day for a 100% increase in oil production, would that make a difference? How about going from 100 bbls/day to 500 bbls/day for a 500% increase in oil production. That's the possibility with enhanced oil recovery.
Are you ready to move forward with EOR Technologies and start increasing your oil production?
EOR Technologies, as an independent EOR technology-neutral company has an interest in assisting companies reverse their declining oil production and offers 4 options to move forward.
First of all, the oil production must be located in the USA or Canada and we must conduct a test on the client's well(s) to make a determination of existing conditions and the optimum solution(s). There is no charge for our initial consult and evaluation.
For some companies, they may no longer have an interest in their upstream oil and gas production. We work with potential investors that may have an interest in acquiring the oil and natural gas production.
What is Polymer Flooding?
"Polymer Flooding" one of the leading types of "Enhanced Oil Recovery" (EOR) technologies used for improving oil recovery - particularly in older and declining oil wells/oil reservoirs. Polymer flooding is also referred to as "chemical flooding" as well as "Chemical EOR."
To further define "polymer flooding," one must also know what a polymer is.
what is "polymer"?
Poly = many
mer = part
So, polymer, roughly defined, means "many parts."
In polymer flooding, the polymers used reduces the "surface tension" between the oil and the oil-containing rock within the oil reservoir, "freeing" the trapped oil making it easier to flow to the production well(s).
What Polyacrylamide? Polyacrylamide powder or "PAM" is a non-toxic powder that is a long-chain molecule first used in cleaning wastewater at wastewater treatment plants. In polymer flooding, PAM makes the water "gel" greatly improving the production of oil. In polymer flooding, polymer, or polymers, are used to make the water injected into the (injection well) oil reservoirs more "viscous" or thick, much like a gel. This greatly improves oil production, and is particularly beneficial in heavy oil recovery.
Several of the leading benefits of polymer flooding include:
Improved oil recovery
Increased "sweep efficiency"
Significantly less water required when compared with typical water-flooding & steam injection
Superior EOR technology with "heavy oil" formations/reservoirs with low viscosity and where Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is not suitable
What is Enhanced Oil Recovery?
Enhanced Oil Recovery, is a technology which is used to recover the "trapped oil" in the oil reservoirs underground that were not recovered in the primary oil recovery stage. Enhanced Oil Recovery - also referred to as "EOR" is the 3rd (third) or last/final stage of oil recovery.
When an oil well is first completed and oil production begins, this is called the primary oil recovery stage. There may be anywhere from 5% to 15% of the "original oil in place" (OOIP) in the oil well's underground reservoir that is recovered via "natural" reservoir drive. The "natural reservoir drive" is the natural force or reservoir pressure that "drives" or displaces the oil to flow into the production well's well bore.
The secondary oil recovery stage is where additional production measures are installed wherein anywhere from 10% to 30% of the original oil in place is recovered.
According to the Department of Energy, there are 400 billion barrels of original oil in place that has still not been recovered. Enhanced Oil Recovery has the potential to recover up to 60% of this 400 billion barrels of oil, or 240 Billion barrels of oil in the USA.
We Free Trapped Oil sm with technology-neutral EOR Technologies, including; ASP flooding, Chemical Flooding / Chemical EOR, CO2 Injection, CO2-EOR, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Gas Injection, Microbial EOR, Nitrogen Injection, Polymer Flooding, Solar EOR, Steam Injection and other EOR technologies according to each well, reservoir or oil field's "optimum" solution. EOR technologies may be provided in part or in whole by affiliated companies or partner companies.
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