Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery

Kishore Mohanty

David Dicarlo

Chun Huh

Larry Lake

Quoc Nguyen

Gary Pope

Masa Prodanovic

Mukul Sharma

Gas enhanced oil recovery is a highly successful commercial process. The biggest challenge for gas EOR is the availability of injection gas. Better mobility control methods to improve the sweep efficiency would make better use of the available gas and improve the economics of the process, so ways to do that are one of the main goals of this research. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) may eventually provide large sources of carbon dioxide if it can be done economically by combining CCS with EOR. Other key issues for gas flooding are the effect of asphaltene precipitation, relative permeability and improved reservoir characterization and performance predictions.

Example Projects

Use of Nanoparticle-Stabilized Foams to Improve CO2 Flooding Sweep Efficiency

Novel Foaming System for Improving Areal and Vertical Sweep in CO2 Floods

Gas EOR Project 11: Optimal Resolution for Reservoir Characterization in Gas Flooding

Contact

Kishore Mohanty - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.