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Qarn Alam enhanced oil recovery project, Oman

We provided design and engineering for the world’s first full-field steam injection enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project.

Steam injection will increase production in Qarn Alam field 25-fold for the next 30 years.

Injecting steam into the oil reservoir heats viscous oil, making it more flowable, so releasing it from the geological formations in which it is stuck.

Our role covered water production and steam generation, and recovery and treatment of produced oil, gas and water.

After almost 40 years in operation, only 4% of oil in the ​Qarn Alam field had been recovered using conventional methods. Steam injection will unlock up to 35% of the reserve, increasing production from 1200 barrels per day to an estimated 35,000 per day for the next 30 years. Qarn Alam EOR entered full production in 2012.

Client Petroleum Development Oman

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