Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019
University Park campus

Enhanced Oil Recovery 14th Annual Workshop set for November 22

The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) will hold its 14th Annual Workshop on Friday, November 22, on the University Park campus, including a dinner on Thursday, November 21.

The EOR IAP focuses on research topics in gas flooding, chemically-tuned water flooding, and alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding, along with various hybrid techniques. Current funded research projects use analytical, experimental, and numerical methods supervised by five Penn State faculty members.

Some notable accomplishments of the EOR IAP include developing the first multiple contact mixing cell algorithm to calculate the MMP for combined condensing/vaporizing drives; developing the first surface complexation reaction equations for wettability alteration in low salinity waterflooding; publishing the first equation-of-state for microemulsions; developing a novel coupled equation-of-state approach for relative permeability and capillary pressure that make compositional simulation truly compositional, more robust, more accurate, and faster computationally; developing a new transport mechanism based on diffusion as the primary unifying mechanism of oil and gas production in shales; and developing generalized Riemann solutions that show how to transform MMP calculations and compositional path for gas flood displacement to tie-line space.

For more information about the workshop or how to become a sponsor, visit or contact Russell Johns at or 814-865-0531.