Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or "Tertiary Oil Recovery", as the name suggests, is the third and final stage implemented in recovering all the crude oil possible from an oil reservoir.
How to Guides and Advice: Environmentally Sustainable Oil Recovery
Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is well known for its potential to unlock up to 80% of the world's otherwise unrecoverable oil reserves. Surfactant Flooding boosts oil production by lowering interfacial tension, increasing oil mobility thus allowing better displacement of the oil by injected water. Surfactant EOR improves the wetability of porous rocks allowing water to flow through them faster displacing more oil.
23rd May 2014 |
As much as 85% of the world's oil is prone to precipitate paraffin deposits which, over time, can reduce oil flow to such a degree that production ceases altogether. Fortunately paraffin wax fouling can be relatively easy to remove.