OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Enhanced oil recovery or improved oil recovery (EOR/IOR) captures different techniques used to boost oil recovery beyond conventional primary and secondary recovery techniques. On average, around 60% of original oil in place remains unrecovered in mature reservoirs after primary depletion and waterflooding. This unrecovered oil includes unswept (bypassed) oil as well as capillary trapped oil in waterflooded zones. Different EOR techniques are utilized to boost recovery of this oil including chemical (polymer, surfactant, alkaline, or combinations), thermal (hot water, steam, cyclic steam, and in-situ combustion), solvent (gas) injection, and others (microbial, low salinity water injection, etc.). Hybrid EOR applications are also part of this area where combining two or more EOR techniques are investigated.

INFRASTUCTURE
PEOPLE
  • Dr. Hadi Belhaj
  • Dr. Md Motiur Rahman
  • Dr. Mohamed Haroun
  • Dr. Mohammed Saad Al Kobaisi
  • Dr. Waleed Alameri
  • Dr. Emad W. Al Shalabi
  • Dr. Muhammad Arif
  • Ms. Anoo Maprayil (PhD Student)
  • Mr. Abhijith Suboyin (MSc Student)
  • Mr. Ahmed Reda Metwaly (MSc Student) 
  • Mr. Ahmed Khalid Alzaabi (MSc Student)
  • Mr. Ding Xiong (MSc Student)
  • Mr. Mursal Zeynalli (MSc Student)
  • Ms. Deena Elhossary (MSc Student)
  • Ms. Eman Omair (MSc Student)