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This presentation describes research at Montana Tech to improve oil recovery rates in the Elm Coulee Oil Field in the Bakken Reservoir, Richmond County, Montana. The slides display current recovery rate predictions, enhanced oil recovery methods, reservoir model building and history matching strategies. Recommended development strategies include implementing hydrocarbon gas injection operations to improve current oil recovery rates by more than 75%. The impact of increased production on Production Engineers is also described. The Principal Investigators include John Evans, Leo Heath, David Reichhardt and Burt Todd in the Petroleum Engineering Department.


This presentation was given at the Bakken Artificial Lift and Production Congress, 2013, in Denver Colorado. Optimizing Artificial Lift and Production: The First and Only Congress Designed Specifically For Production Professionals In The Bakken.

The principal investigators for this research, John Evans, Leo Heath, David Reichhardt and Burt Todd, are all faculty members in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech.

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