Researchers were able to achieve 15% tertiary oil recovery using a nanofluid of graphene-based amphiphilic nanosheets that are effective at low concentrations.
The project will use 4-D seismic imaging, horizontal drilling and pump technology. Polymer chemical injection technology’s role in maximizing economic recovery of U.K. hydrocarbon reserves will be demonstrated.
In the E&P segments, GE Oil & Gas will focus on three mega-trends in 2012: unconventional oil and gas development, enhanced oil recovery, and deepwater drilling.
Taking integration to the next level, model-based technologies aid in heavy oil production and maximize the potential of the digital oil field.
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing used in 30-year-old, waterflooded oil fields has boosted production per well from 25 to 300 barrels per day.