Enhanced Oil Recovery - EOR
Enhanced Oil Recovery is oil recovery by the injection of materials not normally present
in the reservoir. EOR processes are measured by the increase in the hydrocarbon actually
produced versus the amount of hydrocarbon projected to be produced had the EOR process
not been initiated.
World demand for oil has been steadily increasing, currently at the rate of about
1.5% per year, and it is estimated to reach 100 MMSTB/day in 10 years. In terms
of global oil supply, there is about 3.2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil amenable
to conventional and advanced technical recovery schemes. One trillion barrels of
this amount has already been produced and consumed as of 2004 and the remaining
2.2 trillion barrels remains to be produced and it represent a significant opportunity
for secondary or tertiary EOR recovery processes.
Core Laboratories offer an extensive range of EOR services to enable operating companies
understand the phase behavior and problems associated with miscible and immiscible
gas injection processes.
Our Enhanced Oil Recovery - EOR includes: