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Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

With increasing global demand for energy supply, companies are keen to establish effective enhanced oil recovery methods for existing and more challenging fields. John Crane's team can assist operators in production improvements when using alternative techniques such as chemical (polymers/surfactants), gas and steam, as opposed or in addition, to traditional water flooding.

We can reduce risk and increase recovery by using a combination of on-site sampling, analysis and coreflooding studies. These studies are essential for determining injectivity specification, water-rock compatibility and the effect of chemical breakthrough, enabling you to plan a successful recovery process.

We can help with:

  • Base waterflood injection
  • Low salinity waterflooding
  • Polymer flooding
  • Surfactant flooding
  • Alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding
  • CO2 and N2 injection
  • Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR)
  • Effects of EOR chemicals on existing water injection systems
  • EOR chemical breakthrough effects and produced water treatment
  • CO2: EOR alone or linked with carbon capture storage (CCS)
  • Best available technology (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP)