Organic Oil Recovery

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Leader in zero-Capex EOR

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February 22 2024

Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) is a unique, zero-Capex and environmentally friendly enhanced oil recovery process. The fundamentals of the technology are based on the activation of microbial life already resident (In-Situ) in oil reservoirs with the purpose of increasing oil production. The technology can dramatically improve the mobility of oil trapped in tight pore spaces or on the oil-bearing rock to improve ultimate oil recovery.

Through batch treating with carefully defined volumes of supplemental nutrients, the process significantly increases a specific microbial population. As part of their life cycle, those targeted microbes change in state from being Hydrophilic to being Hydrophobic through a process known as nutrient limitation. This change of state results in microbes moving to the oil/water interface, temporarily reducing surface tension, releasing, and mobilising significant quantities of trapped and residual oil.

Another important feature of the technology is its ability to tackle the root cause of H₂S formation by targeting specific species of microbes to outcompete Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs) which are a primary cause of this gas’s formation.

Pros & Limitations
Zero Capex implementation
Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Reduction
Low Cost
Significant ROI
Significantly Reduce Water Cut
Increase Ultimate Recovery
Environmentally Friendly
Fast and Easy Implementation
Proven Global Track Record
Deferred Abandonment
Reservoir Specific - Screening Criteria Applies
Specification Title Specification Description
Deferred Abandonment
Significantly extend life of field by naturally enhancing reservoir performance
Mobilizing ecology already resident in reservoir using environmentally friendly and bio-degradable nutrient
Ease of Implementation
Zero-Capex / No requirement for modification to wellbore or topside facilities and minimal surface equipment needed
Plant and Human Safety
Significantly reduces H2S levels within reservoir
Return on Investment
North Sea Pilot Tests have acheived ROI in less than 7 days
Cost Saving
Zero-Capex Implementation, Lower Lifting Costs, Reduced Chemical Spend


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The Organic Oil Recovery process is a proven and innovative enhanced oil recovery technology which optimises reservoir performance and recovery rates.


This breakthrough technology which manipulates the resident down-hole ecology offers operators an advanced tertiary oil recovery resulting in increased production, the lowering of lifting costs and significantly reducing H2S levels.

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