Full Name

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 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
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
$622,956.53 $491,726.96 $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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