secondary recovery

secondary recovery

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ri′kəv·ə·rē]
(petroleum engineering)
A method, such as waterflooding, for recovering additional oil from a well after it has stopped producing.
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It is estimated that production in the Cardenas-Mora field will increase by at least 35 per cent through the implementation of secondary recovery processes.
At present, water flooding of Adnoc's reservoirs, along with other secondary recovery schemes, enables up to 50 per cent of the oil in place to be recovered.
1960: Application of the Secondary Recovery Process.
Primary oil recovery is limited to hydrocarbons that naturally rise to the surface, while secondary recovery deals with water and gas injection, removing the oil and driving it to the surface.
It uses various technologies to enhance the production of oil after the recovery from primary and secondary recovery methods and to improve the hydrocarbon mobility within a reservoir and restore the formation pressure.
PDO hopes that the renewal of the partnership will help to increase KSF production from the current 17,500 barrels of oil per day to at least 20,000 bpd over the next few years through secondary recovery, such as water flood, full field application of cyclic steam, enhanced oil recovery, re-instatement of unconnected fields and more exploration and appraisal.
Incremental production from the secondary recovery project is estimated to be more than one billion barrels of oil.
Johann Pleininger, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Exploration and Production: "OMV Petrom is constantly investing in new technologies and secondary recovery methods to redevelop mature fields in Romania in order to improve the oil and gas recovery rate and stabilize production levels.
During the process, the miner will look into the economics of the field, which is a secondary recovery field, it noted.
A full field development plan based on oil in place of approximately 350 MMBOE with a 20% recovery factor using secondary recovery methods;
International Resource News-February 23, 2012--AER Energy Resources Inc completes reworking on three secondary recovery wells(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
DTZ's Money into Property report anticipates that the secondary recovery will be further facilitated by lenders as they move into the non-prime phase of their work-out, bringing more stock to the market.