Oil company to try unique idea for enhanced oil recovery
By DAVE THOMPSON
An oil company wants to try a new technique for enhanced oil recovery.
Liberty Resources will try it in a field near Tioga.
“They want to test what we traditionally would call a ‘huff-and-puff’ operation,” State Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
The operation involves the injection of field-produced gas, with added hydrocarbons such as ethane or propane.
“That’s to see if they can pump those things into these wells, let it soak in and then produce it back, and see how much they can enhance the recovery,” Helms said.