Seismic Stimulation to Enhance Oil Recovery (07123-06)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Principal Investigator:  Steven Price

Objective:  This project seeks to determine if seismic stimulation can increase oil production in mature oil fields where production is declining.  The major objectives of this project are to perform a well-controlled field test of seismic stimulation in a mature oil field, and to provide modeling and understanding of the mechanisms involved to determine where seismic stimulation might be best applied.
Period of Performance:  July 29, 2008 to July 28, 2011

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