ABU DHABI / WAM
British Petroleum (BP) is planning to raise recovery rates from oilfields in Abu Dhabi to 60-70 percent from the current level of around 30-40 percent, according to a senior official at the British oil giant.
Salem bin Ashoor, General Manager and Chief Representative of British Petroleum UAE, said, “We can see the opportunity in the long run to boost recovery rates from oilfields in Abu Dhabi to 60-70 percent.” “BP is a leader in deploying enhanced oil recovery schemes and has developed several proprietary technologies, such as low salinity water injection to help recover more oil from reservoirs. Additionally, BP is a leader in water flood technology, a type of enhanced oil recovery.”
The official added in statements
to ADIPEC News that the British oil giant is “maximising recovery from some of the world’s largest reservoirs and from maturing fields such as in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Russia and the US.