recovery factor


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recovery factor

[ri′kəv·ə·rē ′fak·tər]
(petroleum engineering)
The ratio of recoverable oil reserves to the oil in place in a reservoir.
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The findings show that if, through improved stewardship, the OGA and industry can increase the focus on improving the recovery factor on selected prioritised fields, we could yield an additional 900 million barrels of oil.
Traditionally the recovery factor in the UKCS has been about 42% to 43% - meaning about 57% of all oil will remain in the ground; with this having remained roughly the same despite improvements in technology.
If successful, the technology will have a wider application in PDO, and it is expected to improve the recovery factor by another 10 per cent.
The exact Impact Value level is calculated by considering Technical Recovery Factors (TRF), Environmental Recovery Factors (ERF) and Unexpected Recovery Factors (URF).
The recovery factor of Case 4 is 78%, which is improved by 32% compared with Case 1.
wide boards) was determined for each log and divided by the original gross log volume (cubic feet) to determine the cut stock recovery factor.
Derren Simpson, Tendeka's vice president for Middle East North Africa said: "Installing ICDs in a well results in delayed water breakthrough because the inflow profile is evened out; this helps operators to maximise the well's productivity and recovery factor.
Derren Simpson, Tendeka's vice president for Mena region said: "Installing ICDs in a well results in delayed water breakthrough because the inflow profile is evened out; this helps operators to maximise the well's productivity and recovery factor.
Jaramillo and Barrufet also provided a procedure to select a single reference sample composition and the depth at which it should be located such that the estimates of the original hydrocarbons in-place are equivalent to those using the compositional gradient [15], but it should be mentioned that, although using this method could eliminate the error in calculation of IHCIP but the error in calculation of the gas injection recovery factor still remains as high.
The projection is based on a 25-percent recovery factor from 106 billion barrels of in-place oil in the waters of the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea.
The recovery factor is commonly 30-35 per cent, giving a value for the recoverable reserves.
Veerappa Moily has said that technology and capital intensive interventions have the potential to give new lease of life to the matured fields and improving recovery factor.

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