Saudi Aramco Boosts R&D Efforts to Increase Oil Recovery

Photo courtesy of Saudi Aramco.
Geologists direct well drilling from the Geosteering Operations Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco has launched an ambitious research and development (R&D) program in an attempt to increase the oil recovery factor of major producing reservoirs from the current 50% to 70%.

The company said it is emphasizing high-impact technologies that typically involve long-range strategies. “We are pursuing R&D to bring about breakthrough achievements—not simple or merely incremental enhancements,” said Khaled Al-Buraik, a vice president at Saudi Aramco.

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Saudi Aramco Boosts R&D Efforts to Increase Oil Recovery

Abdelghani Henni, JPT Middle East Editor

01 April 2015

Volume: 67 | Issue: 4


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