POLICY PLATFORM: Industry must invest in new technologies to unlock even more N. Sea oil reserves

By Professor Mehran Sohrabi

Professor Mehran Sohrabi, Heriot Watt University
Professor Mehran Sohrabi, Heriot Watt University

Researchers from a Scottish university are a step closer to maximising oil reserves from the North Sea by developing methods that can more cleanly and cheaply extract valuable remaining oil from existing fields.

The Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery within the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University has been working on new technologies that could add decades to the life span of oil reservoirs in the North Sea and help secure the future of the oil industry in the region.

At least half of the original oil still remains in the North Sea reservoirs but there are great challenges in extracting it using Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques.

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See also: ‘New technology reveals bright future for N. Sea oil’ in today’s newsletter.




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