2007 Small Producer

Seismic Stimulation to Enhance Oil Recovery

Subcontractor: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Steven Pride
Project Number Project Status
07123-06 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 8, 2008 December 31, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,373,373.00 $723,373.00 $650,000.00
Project Objectives

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.

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