Extending the Life of Mature Oil Fields Through Enhanced Oil Recovery

When Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) needed over 5,000 highly engineered valves for its major new oil and gas processing station and gas-injection facilities near Harweel, in south Oman, it partnered with CIRCOR Energy.

One of the largest field-development projects ever undertaken by PDO, the premier hydrocarbon exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, the Harweel project launched PDO’s first full-scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) program. Critical for PDO is Circor Energy’s ability to provide valve equipment that is constructed of special corrosion-resistant alloys, as the new EOR program will be processing corrosive fluids with up to 25% sour content.

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) opens development opportunities for new fields and extends the life of more mature oil fields. This is a long term growth area for PDO as well as Circor, which is positioning itself as a long term partner.

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