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2012-08-03 01:12:30

Researchers have taken a new look at an old, but seldom-used technique developed by the petroleum industry to recover oil, and learned more about why it works, how it could be improved, and how it might be able to make a comeback not only in oil recovery but also environmental cleanup. The technology, called "microbial enhanced oil recovery," was first developed decades ago, but oil drillers largely lost interest in it due to its cost, inconsistent results and a poor understanding of what...

2009-05-21 10:07:00

Six-fold increase in injection prompts other operators to consider Powerwave TSX-V: WEE Pink Sheets: WEESF EDMONTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wavefront Energy and Environmental Services Inc. ("Wavefront"), a world leader in providing innovative solutions for increasing oil field production and enhancing the treatment of contaminated groundwater is pleased to announce that a six-fold increase in water injection rate resulting from the use of Powerwave, has prompted a...

2008-07-17 09:01:12

Technip, an operator of gas and oil engineering, technologies and projects, has won a turnkey contract worth approximately E75 million from Nigerian Agip Exploration for the development of the Oyo oil field. The field is located off the coast of Nigeria in Block OML 120/121, at water depths reaching 410 meters. The contract includes the engineering, fabrication and installation of close to 20 kilometers of flexible production, water injection and gas injection flowlines and risers. It...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

Royal Dutch Shell has begun the Ursa-Princess Waterflood project by injecting water into the field to achieve enhanced capacity of 30,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent. The waterflood is expected to extend the life of the Gulf of Mexico field by 10 years. The Ursa-Princess Waterflood project is reportedly one of the largest construction projects on an existing platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell said that focus on hazard management and emphasis on reducing risk exposure resulted in...


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