2009 Small Producer

Enhanced Oil Recovery from the Bakken Shale Using Surfactant Imbibition Coupled with Gravity Drainage

Subcontractor: University of North Dakota

Principal Investigator: Dongmei Wang
Project Number Project Status
09123-09 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Participants
North Dakota Industrial Commission; TIORCO, LLC; Champion Technologies, Inc.; HESS Corporation
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
March 18, 2011 March 17, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$625,000.00 $493,750.00 $125,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to determine whether surfactant solutions can alter the wettability of the Bakken shale (in North Dakota’s Williston Basin), so that oil recovery can be enhanced by a mechanism involving imbibition and gravity drainage

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Reports
File Type Date
Enhanced Oil Recovery from the Bakken Shale using Surfactant Imbibition Coupled with Gravity Drainage ( 3.2 MB ) Final Report 03/14
Presentations
Title: Paper: Wettability Survey in Bakken Shale With Surfactant-Formulation Imbibition - 04/12 ( 861.5 KB )
Title: Paper: Optimal Salinity Study to Support Surfactant Imbibition into the Bakken Shale - 11/13 ( 1.7 MB )
Title: Paper: Surfactant Formulation Study For Bakken Shale Imbibition - 10/11 ( 1.6 MB )
Title: Paper: Wettability Survey in Bakken Shale With Surfactant-Formulation Imbibition - 04/12 ( 1.3 MB )
Title: Paper Presentation: Surfactant Formulation Study for Bakken Shale Imbibition - 04/12 ( 568.0 KB )
Title: Paper Presentation: Wettability Survey in Bakken Shale Using Surfactant Imbibition - 04/12 ( 741.9 KB )
Title: Enhanced Oil Recovery from the Bakken Shale Using Surfactant Imbibition Coupled With Gravity Drainage - 04/12 ( 992.5 KB )