SOPAN has signed a service agreement with Titan Oil Recovery, a US-based veteran in the field of Enhanced Oil Recovery with deployments across four continents, for providing Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) solutions to the Indian oil production industry. The OOR process involves stimulating the growth of specific species of indigenous microbes within the producing reservoirs, which have the effect of reducing the physical size of trapped oil droplets, greatly enhancing production rates at a fraction of the cost of alternative Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technologies. With no separate setup required to execute, the OOR process increases ultimate oil recovery substantially. With a total of over 300 production well implementations of OOR by Titan, multiple customer authored SPE papers record average oil production increases within the range of 25 per cent to 700 per cent, and costs per incremental barrel of $6-$15. Statistically, an average increase of 92 per cent has been observed upon the application of the Titan process across over 300 well application globally.
This makes the technology suitable during both high and low crude oil rates. In addition, the process requires no topside modification offshore, therefore eliminating any need for incremental capex.