Enhanced Oil Recovery, Secondary, and Tertiary Recovery

April 7, 2018

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Did you know that much of the oil in the ground is still present after primary recovery? In the kings english, that means there is still a lot of oil left in a well even after 10 years of pumping. The reason oil production slows is that the natural drive that once pushed oil aggressively towards the wellbore has subsided. Normally, the natural drive is either water or gas in the formation. In this article, we look to explain some of the common enhanced or secondary / tertiary methods of oil recovery.

With oil hitting new highs every day, it is clear the cost benefit of utilizing technology to get at extra production makes sense. When oil was in the $ 10-20 range, the incremental cost of some enhanced oil recovery methods did not make economic sense.

One of the most common secondary recovery methods is a waterflood. Essentially, a waterflood is a reintroduction of water into the formation to create a drive to push more oil towards the wellbore. To increase the efficiency of a waterflood, new methods utilize Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer floods and some explorers are introducing microbes into the wellbore to increase the sweep efficiency of the flood, both methods have been met with success.

One method I find very interesting and have used with success on one oil well is the radial jet enhancement. The technology utilizes jets of high water pressure to cut laterally into the formation up to nearly 300 feet. The technology can be viewed at http://www.wellenhancementservices.com , ask for Steve Bowen if you are interested in utilizing the technology on some of your new or old wells.

With 80% of the oil still in the ground after primary recovery, there is still plenty of meat on the bone for utilizing EOR. New technologies are constantly being tested and will lead to greater gains in the future. One area I am very interested in is new drilling technology. The rotary drilling rig has not changed radically in 100 years, but new advances are coming and we'll discuss those in future blogs.

30 Comments

  • Dani Paunov April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    6:16 – Time elapsed: 47 second(s)
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  • xvi32 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

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  • zZFeeDzZ April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    same thing happened to me on my laptop, (got it fixed) lol just do system restore and download antivirus after. OR do cmd, and type shutdown -a. This will stop mostly all programs, that are not needed to run the pc. After this download antivirus like malwarebytes, or security essentials( make sure it's from MICROSOFT) if it's not then it's another rougue. So yea. Do this and it will work, or follow Britec09's strategy. Both should work. Hope this helps.

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    Very helpful to terminate that piece of sheeit virus. Thank you man appreciate it

  • xvi32 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    my teacher got virus i have to remove it for her -.-

  • shitavl April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks mate I found this vid very helpful and managed to fix all problems with my PC. It had managed to hide a whole HDD partition of 750Gb. was very relieved to get that back.

    Since fixing it I have not been able to access any of my external storage devices. windows comes back saying that the disc as not been formatted and asks me to format it. I know this is not the case as I can plug them into different devices and they all work.

    Any Ideas?

  • Andrei Muresan-Butean April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

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  • Julia Wei April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    when i log on in safe mode with networking i cant get the virus to start so I can delete it??

  • Barbie Dawn April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Thank U Very Much This Video Helped Alot!!! ;););)

  • CelebrateBig April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Very well done video, narration, and information. Thank you very much for sharing!

  • Shawn Glennon April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    You dont need internet access to remove this infection. Reboot into safe mode and browse to the program data folder in the root of C, or like he said, in XP browse to all users then Application data. Then simply delete the infection… you'll see what the infection is… after that reboot and you should be good to go. But if not reboot back into safe mode and run a scan with Malwarebytes or ComboFix

  • chhang94 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I have this virus but it wont let me have any internet access. So i can't download what you're telling me.? Hellppp?

  • justanotherandomanon April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I cant use the safe mode. Stuck in the ClassPNP.sys. I dont have the win 7 cd. I has no back up

  • xvi32 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    my school mate got that on his pc today. i just removed it. thanks to you brian for learning me it:)

  • CaLL Me AfR0 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    i really need your help it just keeps coming back literally as soon as i get rid of the files for it it just pops back up and i hate it please help me

  • aborigen1 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I had the same problem with this malware everything went away so i look around and i used spyhunter4 and i got everything back i hope this can help you

  • aborigen1 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    HEY MAS I DID EVERYTHING YOU SAID AND IT WORK FINE THE ONLY PROBLEM THAT I HAVE NOW IS THAT WHEN MY BROWSER IS CLOSE OR OPEN OUT OF NO WHERE I CAN ONLY HEAR ADS I DONT SEE ANYTHING I JUST HESR THEN AND IT HAPEN EVERY 5 TO 10 MINUTES SO DO YOU KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH MY COMPURER
    ANSWER PLEASE

  • POWARENJA April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Ok so just got this malware, and I got malware bytes afterwards and I think it got rid of it, but I still dont have any of my files, then I searched on the internet and got another fucking malware. Please please help me, all I want is photos I have of my family back. Please and thanks.

  • duster55555 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Awesome ! Worked ! Thanks !!!

  • DuckHavok April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Very nice vid!
    Had a virus on my nieces computer and this made it easy
    Thank you!!

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  • gamejestor April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Where the hell did the unhindered icon come from? What bullshittery is this… I don't know what I'm doing…. and I don't have the file on my computer…

  • sooraj5000 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    where did u learn about computers so much

  • Elimorrow April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Great vid,thanks 😀

  • Tayler Bothwell April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I got caught by this and it deleted my desktop UI, wallpaper, most Icon. Then it deleted all the icons on my start menu and all my folders/files. It seems like Mcafee destroyed it. And it hasn't effected my family members profiles on the computer yet. Does this mean its gone? and is there any way to record what it deleted?

  • mrgiggels2010 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Fn hate Obama adds … ever click to pause, then open an add by accident…ya it sucks.

  • RubenF April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Nice vid 🙂

  • alreid12345 April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks Britec very nice video and I am sure this will help lots of people out who get this.

  • Sirlukas April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    thanks for the vid 🙂

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