enhanced recovery

enhanced recovery

[en′hanst ri′kəv·ə·rē]
(petroleum engineering)
Any system that increases the fraction of original oil recovered in place in a reservoir; methods include waterflooding, chemical flooding, gas injection, and thermal methods.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Using downhole pumps, gas lifting, slant drilling and acidizing are among methods used for enhanced recovery from joint fields." Javadi said.
Under these circumstances, enhanced recovery from the reservoirs will necessitate application of modern technologies," said Emadi.
He said projects have been defined in 11 fields including enhanced recovery, oil and gas reservoirs management and control modeling, geosciences, integrated databank, environment, energy efficient use, chemical materials and preservation of oil and gas production.
"Therefore, the more precise the production plan, the more recovery will be possible." He said buy-back contracts will not be finalized if they do not serve enhanced recovery from oil reservoirs.
"Iran can urgently increase its daily crude oil production by at least 1 mb/d in less than three months by applying enhanced recovery methods," Mohammad-Ali Emadi told Shana.

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