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Title: Research needs to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource

Abstract

NIPER was contracted by the US Department of Energy Bartlesville (Okla.) Project Office (DOE/BPO) to identify research needs to increase production of the domestic oil resource, and K A Energy Consultants, Inc. was subcontracted to review EOR field projects. This report summarizes the findings of that investigation. Professional society and trade journals, DOE reports, dissertations, and patent literature were reviewed to determine the state-of-the-art of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and drilling technologies and the constraints to wider application of these technologies. The impacts of EOR on the environment and the constraints to the application of EOR due to environmental regulations were also reviewed. A review of well documented EOR field projects showed that in addition to the technical constraints, management factors also contributed to the lower-than-predicted oil recovery in some of the projects reviewed. DOE-sponsored projects were reviewed, and the achievements by these projects and the constraints which these projects were designed to overcome were also identified. Methods of technology transfer utilized by the DOE were reviewed, and several recommendations for future technology transfer were made. Finally, several research areas were identified and recommended to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource. 14 figs., 41 tabs.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. (National Inst. for Petroleum and Energy Research, Bartlesville, OK (United States))
  2. (K and A Energy Consultants, Inc., Tulsa, OK (United States))
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. for Petroleum and Energy Research, Bartlesville, OK (United States); K and A Energy Consultants, Inc., Tulsa, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6221899
Report Number(s):
NIPER-527
ON: DE92001001
DOE Contract Number:
FC22-83FE60149
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM; ENHANCED RECOVERY; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; DISPLACEMENT FLUIDS; DRILLING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; MICROBIAL EOR; POLYMERS; PROGRESS REPORT; RESERVOIR ROCK; SURFACTANTS; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; THERMAL RECOVERY; US NIPER; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RECOVERY; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production; 020900 - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Tham, M.K., Burchfield, T., Chung, Ting-Horng, Lorenz, P., Bryant, R., Sarathi, P., Chang, Ming Ming, Jackson, S., Tomutsa, L., and Dauben, D.L.. Research needs to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/6221899.
Tham, M.K., Burchfield, T., Chung, Ting-Horng, Lorenz, P., Bryant, R., Sarathi, P., Chang, Ming Ming, Jackson, S., Tomutsa, L., & Dauben, D.L.. Research needs to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource. United States. doi:10.2172/6221899.
Tham, M.K., Burchfield, T., Chung, Ting-Horng, Lorenz, P., Bryant, R., Sarathi, P., Chang, Ming Ming, Jackson, S., Tomutsa, L., and Dauben, D.L.. Tue . "Research needs to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource". United States. doi:10.2172/6221899. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6221899.
@article{osti_6221899,
title = {Research needs to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource},
author = {Tham, M.K. and Burchfield, T. and Chung, Ting-Horng and Lorenz, P. and Bryant, R. and Sarathi, P. and Chang, Ming Ming and Jackson, S. and Tomutsa, L. and Dauben, D.L.},
abstractNote = {NIPER was contracted by the US Department of Energy Bartlesville (Okla.) Project Office (DOE/BPO) to identify research needs to increase production of the domestic oil resource, and K A Energy Consultants, Inc. was subcontracted to review EOR field projects. This report summarizes the findings of that investigation. Professional society and trade journals, DOE reports, dissertations, and patent literature were reviewed to determine the state-of-the-art of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and drilling technologies and the constraints to wider application of these technologies. The impacts of EOR on the environment and the constraints to the application of EOR due to environmental regulations were also reviewed. A review of well documented EOR field projects showed that in addition to the technical constraints, management factors also contributed to the lower-than-predicted oil recovery in some of the projects reviewed. DOE-sponsored projects were reviewed, and the achievements by these projects and the constraints which these projects were designed to overcome were also identified. Methods of technology transfer utilized by the DOE were reviewed, and several recommendations for future technology transfer were made. Finally, several research areas were identified and recommended to maximize economic producibility of the domestic oil resource. 14 figs., 41 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6221899},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}

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