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With a $410,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, S&T researchers are developing a process to improve oil recovery at shale oil reservoirs. The work would optimize the gas injection process that decreases the energy needed for oil extraction and reduces the need to dig new oil wells.
Leading the team is Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam, an assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.
“In recent years, the development of unconventional oil reservoirs has played a critical role in the rapid increase of oil production in the United States, which in turn decreases dependence on foreign oil,” says Imqam. “To better utilize these reservoirs, the industry must develop more efficient methods of producing oil from them.”Read more.