Chevron, U Of Texas Join On The Oil Field | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 29 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 16, 2007

Chevron, U Of Texas Join On The Oil Field

Department: Business | Collection: Economy

Chevron has formed a research alliance with the University of Texas, Austin, to develop enhanced oil-recovery technologies. Under the agreement, Chevron Energy Technology will pay up to $5 million over the next five years to the university's Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering. The venture will focus on nonthermal enhanced oil-recovery technologies, including surfactants and polymers that target trapped reserves and those bypassed in normal extraction methods. The partners will also develop numerical models for simulating enhanced oil-recovery processes.

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