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Categories > topics > natural resource extraction > enhanced oil recovery
PREFERRED TERM
enhanced oil recovery  
ENTRY TERMS
  • EOR
  • tertiary oil recovery
SCOPE NOTE
  • Injection of steam, gas, or other chemical compounds into hydrocarbon reservoirs to stimulate the production of usable oil beyond what is possible through natural pressure, water injection, and pumping at the wellhead.
URI
https://www2.usgs.gov/science/USGSThesaurus/enhanced%20oil%20recovery
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