Recovery Mechanisms

The combination of three recovery mechanisms — heat, hydrogen gas and alkali silicate — in one chemical package is the key innovation in the ActiveEOR® and ActiveSand® recovery process.

ActiveEOR®  generates 500,000 BTU per bbl and increases local pore temperatures by >300°C, providing a potential viscosity decrease of >30%. Heat is generated down hole, minimizing losses in transit.

ActiveEOR® generates 10 mols of gas per bbl, creating a 10x volume expansion in the reservoir.  The produced hydrogen can be reinjected, energy sourced, or flared.

The soluble silicates promote a water-wet environment to reduce IFT. Silicates are safe and widely used in detergent formulations and water softening.

Purchasing Options

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