StatoilHydro in new field research project in Canada
The steam-solvent co-injection project (Solve) is in partnership with the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The goal is to develop, optimise, and commercialise StatoilHydro`s new technology through an extensive field testing and research and development programme to reduce water use and CO2 emissions from conventional steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.
“We’re pleased to partner with PTRC on this innovative pilot project,” said Åge Kristensen, vice president for heavy oil R&D, StatoilHydro Canada. “The technology enhances the existing SAGD process because it can potentially reduce steam-to-oil ratio while increasing bitumen recovery.”
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