EOR Processes, Opportunities and Technological Advancements

Lezorgia Nekabari Nwidee, Stephen Chukwubuikem Theophilus, Ahmed Barifcani, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, Stefan Iglauer

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Abstract

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes are well known for their efficiency in incrementing oil production; however, the selection of the most suitable method to adopt for specific field applications is challenging. Hence, this chapter presents an overview of different EOR techniques currently applied in oil fields, the opportunities associated with these techniques, key technological advancements to guide the decision‐making process for optimum applicability and productivity and a brief review of field applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR) - a Practical Overview
EditorsLaura Romero-Zeron
PublisherInTech
Pages1 - 50
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-2701-7
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-2700-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • mobility ratio
  • interfacial tension (IFT)
  • capillary number
  • viscosity

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    Nwidee, L. N., Theophilus, S. C., Barifcani, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., & Iglauer, S. (2016). EOR Processes, Opportunities and Technological Advancements. In L. Romero-Zeron (Ed.), Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR) - a Practical Overview (pp. 1 - 50). InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/64828