Higher Resolution Subsurface Imaging

It is hard to read road signs if you have poor eyesight, which is why driver’s licenses are issued with restrictions requiring that corrective lenses must be worn. Likewise, it is hard to find and exploit subsurface resources if you can’t clearly see your targets or monitor the movement of fluids in the reservoir. [Click the title to access the white paper, read comments, or leave a comment.]

 

Challenges in Reusing Produced Water

Produced water is an inextricable part of the hydrocarbon recovery processes, yet it is by far the largest volume waste stream associated with hydrocarbon recovery. [Click the title to access the white paper, read comments, or leave a comment.]

 

In-Situ Molecular Manipulation

Energy sources are vital to sustain and grow the world economy. As of today, the world mainly relies on fossil fuel as the source of energy for transportation, power generation, chemicals manufacturing, and other industrial applications. [Click the title to access the white paper, read comments, or leave a comment.]

 

Increasing Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors

Conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons are likely to remain the main component of the energy mix needed to meet the growing global energy demand in the next 50 years. [Click the title to access the white paper, read comments, or leave a comment.]

 

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Briefly stated, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) will help us to sustain many of the benefits of using hydrocarbons to generate energy as we move into a carbon-constrained world. [Click the title to access the white paper, read comments, or leave a comment.]

 
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