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Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery - Industry lessons learned

If industry is to deliver on the OGA EOR ambition of 250 million barrels of incremental reserves by 2021, more help and support is needed to provide industry with a balanced perspective on the benefits and complexities of implementing the technology.

It is widely acknowledged that for a mature basin like the North Sea, success in polymer EOR has the potential to increase recovery, extend field life, create and maintain jobs, help stimulate field redevelopments and defer decommissioning activities. However, there is currently a wide range of understanding of polymer EOR technology among operators. It was concluded that a sharing of lessons learned by those operators who are active in this space was a good place to start.

 

Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery – Industry Lessons Learned