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EG502E: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

With growing demand on energy, there is increasing need to maximise the production of oil and gas, especially from depleting reservoirs. This course examines the methods and processes of enhanced recovery of oil and gas and provides students with the knowledge and understanding required to develop, acquire and safely integrate enhanced oil recovery technologies into field development plan and field operations.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines different hydrocarbon recovery methods.  Secondary recovery is revisited, and tertiary recovery methods are explored in greater detail. The properties of injected and reservoir fluids are discussed.  Fluid flow in porous media is revised, considering the rock-fluids interactions under different injection strategies and reservoir conditions. Concepts of electrolyte solutions, geochemistry and surface chemistry and their application to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are discussed.  Detailed analysis of the different EOR methods is presented, including the mechanisms of hydrocarbon displacement and design of associated facilities and technology for field implementation of the method.  An awareness of the laboratory assessment of the effectiveness and environmental impact of each EOR method is provided. The recovery of heavy oils is discussed. Throughout the course, examples will be drawn from real life case studies.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9, 11
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 12 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x Timed online test (40% each)

Lab report (20%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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