HOUSTON -- Knowledge Reservoir has signed a contract with the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) to provide project direction and technical services for a project awarded under the RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Program (UDW).
The project will deliver a research report and characterization database of deepwater and ultra deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico focused on incentives, needs assessment analyses, and concepts identification for the application of improved recovery techniques (IOR/EOR) in deepwater. The project will be directed by Knowledge Reservoir, with primary project participants Louisiana State University and Anadarko Petroleum.
The project aims to identify improved recovery opportunities in the early stages of field development planning so facility and well designs can be optimized to take implement those opportunities. Additionally, opportunities for improved recovery in producing fields will be assessed, as will current and near-future technologies for improved recovery, the company says.
The project will include characterization of deepwater and ultra deepwater reservoir assets, and will compile and categorize key causes of trapped and remaining hydrocarbons in such reservoirs. The prioritization of technology gaps in improved recovery methods will also be addressed as relates to deepwater and ultra deepwater reservoirs, with the aim to identify leading concepts for future research, investment, development, testing, and deployment/application. A thorough and comprehensive review of IOR/EOR techniques, experience and best practices, both on- and offshore, will be conducted.