The practice of flooding reservoirs with water to improve production is well established, but water alone was not capable of sweeping viscous oil from the ground. Adding polymer thickens the water, increasing its viscosity and enabling a more effective sweep.
We designed the polymer preparation facility, which serves 27 injection wells. The project has increased recovery by 10%, delivering the highest rate of production in the field’s 30-year history.
The project won the Gold Prize at Petroleum Development Oman's 2012 Chairman’s Award for Excellence.