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Bakken pilot project could increase oil production through well repressurizing

 

Posted 11/07/17 (Tue)

Bakken pilot project could increase oil production through well repressurizing

By Marcus White


A pilot project by Liberty Resources beginning next year will  test whether re-injecting natural gas from wells into reservoirs will increase production.


“When you re-inject gas back into the reservoir, it repressurizes it,” said Bryan Bugg, the supervising engineer on the project. “The gas mixes with oil and make it less viscous allowing it to move more freely in the wells.”


The process has already been tried with success in Alaska and Texas.


The test sight of the “enhanced” capturing technique will be tried on wells operated by Liberty, north of Tioga, along the Williams Co. Road 12 corridor, west of ND 40.

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