Permeability control for enhanced oil and gas recovery in unconventional reservoirs using advanced mineral precipitation technologies

Permeability control for enhanced oil and gas recovery in unconventional reservoirs using advanced mineral precipitation technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018557
Agency Tracking Number: 0000234571
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: 20b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Small Business Information
160 West Granite St-, Butte, MT, 59701-9260
DUNS: 078572874
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dwight Hiebert
 (406) 498-8312
 rhiebert@mt-emergent.com
Business Contact
 Dwight Hiebert
Phone: (406) 498-8312
Email: rhiebert@mt-emergent.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Unconventional oil and gas recovery has succeeded because of the ability to increase permeability in tight source rock via fracturing- While this has led to large increases in resource recovery, the ability to modify fracture apertures to allow finer control of permeability in these rocks has the potential to increase recovery efficiency- This SBIR project focuses on developing and commercializing advanced mineral precipitation technology capable of modifying and controlling permeability in subsurface porous media (including proppant) and in fractures in tight shale formations- The advanced mineralization sealing methods are aimed at developing low viscosity fluid-based mineral precipitation sealing technologies which address a wide range of subsurface temperature (and depth) conditions to increase resource recovery efficiency-

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