Traditionally, conventional oil has been easier to produce at a higher rate, lower cost and lower risk. However, offshore heavy oil, now represents a sizeable opportunity if the technology and traditional approach to developing such fields can be adapted. Various studies have suggested heavy oil could be as high as nine billion barrels of oil equivalent.
Adapting existing methods and examining new ways of using the properties of the reservoirs themselves can enhance recovery, and can have significant impact on heavy oil fields and the recovery from these fields.
Discover the answers in our whitepaper which covers:
- How to ensure accurate results from your core
- How steam can help your reservoir
- How you can improve recovery through downhole diluent injection