Enhanced Oil Recoveries

One out of every six barrels of crude oil produced in the United States comes from striper wells. These wells produce oil and gas at the low rate of less than 10 barrels of oil per day or 60,000 cubic feet of per day of natural gas, and represent typical operations for many of the small producers in the U.S. About 80 percent of the total number of U.S. oil wells is now classified as marginal wells. Tapping into additional oil and gas supplies with in the nations stripper wells for small producers can be an important contributions to the U.S. energy security. Water production is a major problem for most small producers. High levels of water production result in increased levels of corrosion and scale, increased load of fluid handling facilities, increased environmental concerns, and eventually well shut-in (with associated workover cost). Consequently, producing zones often abandoned in an attempt to avoid water contact, even when the intervals still retain large volumes of recoverable hydrocarbons.  Gel Treatment is one of the most cost effective methods to control water production and increase hydrocarbon production.
Field Application


Performed Particle Gel (PPG) has been sucessfully applied to control conformance for more than 2,000 wells by PetroChina, Sinopec, Occidental Company (OXY) and Kinder-Morgan CO2 Company.


The applied reservoirs include:


  • Reservoir without initial fracture or intended hydraulic fractture

  • Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

  • Reservoir temperature range: 25 to 110 Centigrades

  • Formation water salinity: 2,900 - 280,000 ppm


Providing Services


If you would like more information on EOR services provided by JBA and using the propritary preformed particle gel treatmeant please contact us.



JBA Operating has partnered with an award winning professor that has focused his career on enhanced oil recoveries. The professor has more than ten years of professional experience in petroleum development and production.  He has advanced skills in reservoir sweep improvements (conformance control), chemical-based EOR processes, and laboratory experiments.  He is experienced in management of waterflooding and CO2 flooding, reservoir modeling and simulation, reservoir performance evaluation and prediction, field application design, formation damage mechanisms and removal, laboratory experiments, and management of research group. The professor has a track record of research documented through 60+ publications, 20+ reports, 2 patents, and 20+ projects, and 10+ prizes. He has a number of field demonstrations in more than 10 oilfields.  He has projects with the department of energy and has been contracted by Shell and Chevron for his services relating to enhanced oil recoveries.  He has worked on over 1,000 wells increasing oil production in excess of millions of barrels.