“Getting to oil” is becoming a difficult thing to do, but our tech world allows us to explore other methods to achieve enhance oil recovery. Many oil producers and innovators such as Jason Towe help us understand what exactly this is.
Brian Rose contacted Jason Towe from http://www.3etennessee.com/#!eor/c1vmh who told the world recognized investigator this, “Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is a generic term for techniques for increasing the amount of crude oil that can be extracted from an oil field. Enhanced oil recovery is also called improved oil recovery or tertiary recovery (as opposed to primary and secondary recovery). Sometimes the term qua-ternary recovery is used to refer to more advanced, speculative, EOR techniques. Using EOR, 30 to 60 percent or more of the reservoir’s original oil can be extracted, compared with 20 to 40 percent using primary and secondary recovery.”
“Gas injection or miscible flooding is presently the most-commonly used approach in enhanced oil recovery. Miscible flooding is a general term for injection processes that introduce miscible gases into the reservoir. A miscible displacement process maintains reservoir pressure and improves oil displacement because the interfacial tension between oil and water is reduced. This refers to removing the interface between the two interacting fluids. This allows for total displacement efficiency.”
“Gases used include CO2, natural gas or nitrogen. The fluid most commonly used for miscible displacement is carbon dioxide because it reduces the oil viscosity and is less expensive than liquefied petroleum gas. Oil displacement by carbon dioxide injection relies on the phase behavior of the mixtures of that gas and the crude, which are strongly dependent on reservoir temperature, pressure and crude oil composition.”
Finally Mr. Jason Towe said that, “The injection of various chemicals, usually as dilute solutions, have been used to aid mobility and the reduction in surface tension. Injection of alkaline or caustic solutions into reservoirs with oil that has organic acids naturally occurring in the oil will result in the production of soap that may lower the interfacial tension enough to increase production. Injection of a dilute solution of a water soluble polymer to increase the viscosity of the injected water can increase the amount of oil recovered in some formations. Dilute solutions of surfactants such as petroleum sulfonates or biosurfactants such as rhamnolipids may be injected to lower the interfacial tension or capillary pressure that impedes oil droplets from moving through a reservoir. Special formulations of oil, water and surfactant, microemulsions, can be particularly effective in this. Application of these methods is usually limited by the cost of the chemicals and their adsorption and loss onto the rock of the oil containing formation. In all of these methods the chemicals are injected into several wells and the production occurs in other nearby wells.”
Brian Rose and David Rose’s final investigation offered sources to warrant Towe’s statements and the links are offered below. PR Webs exclusive article is listed below for further information.
- Systematic investigation of contact angle measurements at reservoir conditions. CO2-EOR and CCS in the North Sea.
- 3e Tennesee Announces Plans to for Enhanced Oil Recovery Powerhouse (thepumpjack.wordpress.com)
- Tennessee Oil Company Revolutionizing Oil Industry (strategicenergyconsultants.wordpress.com)
- Propell Technology Group’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary Novas Energy USA to Present to The National Eagles and Angels Association (prweb.com)
3E Tennessee Expands Operations by Acquiring New Lease
3E Tennessee announces the acquisition of a new land lease covering thousands of acres in Kentucky and central Tennessee. The company will use the land to further expand its oil and gas production while offering jobs to local residents.
(PRWEB) November 05, 2012
The mineral rights to 7,000 acres of land in south central Kentucky and Tennessee have been secured by 3E Tennessee, a Nashville company specializing in oil and gas development with a focus on American energy independence. The majority of the land is situated in Cumberland and Clinton counties, not far from additional land 3E Tennessee is developing.
The 3E Tennessee announcement comes on the heels of the completion of their latest project in Clinton County. That project features a group of shallow draft wells reportedly producing in excess of 100 barrels per day in an area the company redeveloped last year. Their current expansion plans are the result of the success of that project and the urging of the company’s investors.
“The timing is right for us to expand our operations,” noted 3E Tennessee President J.W. Towe. “We have reached a new level of success and we are reinvesting in our future.”
Though the company is relatively small by industry standards, they have enjoyed extraordinary success since their inception. Over the last few years 3E Tennessee’s operations have steadily increased to the point where they are poised to take on a larger role in Appalachian Basin region. This move will solidify their standing as a major producer in the area.
To that end, the company plans to expand their investor base and increase their local market share. Higher than expected returns prompted partners to encourage 3E Tennessee to expand operations. In addition, experts and partners involved view future investments in the Appalachian Basin as a relatively safe haven in financially uncertain world. They are excited to see what this new land acquisition provides in terms of oil and gas production, financial return and employment opportunities.
About the company:
Based out of Nashville, TN, 3E Tennessee continues to be a rising star in the ever expanding O&G industry. With a focus on national energy independence, Jason Towe president of 3E Tennessee is leading the charge in the rapid redevelopment of the Ordovician oil and natural gas producing zones of south central Kentucky. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.3ETN.com or call them 877-456-3386.