Chapter 9. Petroleum Recovery

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Andrew Robinson

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch9

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

How to Cite

Emery, D. and Robinson, A. (1993) Petroleum Recovery, in Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch9

Author Information

  1. BP Exploration, 4/5 Long Walk, Stockley Park Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034338

Online ISBN: 9781444313987



  • petroleum recovery;
  • secondary recovery and gas souring - Wytch Farm Oilfield, Dorset, UK;
  • petroleum recovery mechanisms - three categories;
  • enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project during secondary recovery;
  • corrosive fluid production in petroleum recovery;
  • study wells in Wytch Farm Oilfield;
  • Cold Lake area cretaceous reservoir sandstones;
  • Clearwater Formation - stratigraphy and sedimentology;
  • steam injection into Clearwater Formation sandstones and rock mineralogy change;
  • petrographic and isotopic investigations and steam-induced reactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Secondary recovery

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Production of corrosive fluids

  • Secondary recovery: Forties Field, offshore UK

  • Secondary recovery and gas souring: Wytch Farm Oilfield, Dorset, UK

  • Enhanced oil recovery - steam injection: Cold Lake Area Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada

  • Enhanced oil recovery - fireflooding: Lloydminster Area Oil Sands, Saskatchewan, Canada