Maximising Oil Recovery with Low Salinity Water Flooding
ERPE research has provided BP with a step change in understanding of how to maximise oil recovery and production. Low salinity water flooding has been shown to increase oil recovery by an average of ~16% when compared to standard "High Salinity" water flooding. Based on this research, BP made a strategic decision in September 2012 to use Low Salinity Water Flooding as their default position for field development. Research undertaken by ERPE has enabled BP to leverage an investment of $125M for full field implementation of Lo-Sal® EOR technology in the Clair Ridge Field, west of Shetland.