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Permian Basin Reports

PRRC Assists In Petroleum Recovery
By Robert S. Balch

jority of the oil and gas in the state.

SOCORRO, N.M.-The Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC) was created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature as a division of the New Mexico
Institute of Mining and Technology. Located in Socorro, PRRC has been tasked
with the following duties by its creating
statute (NMSA 1978, Article 9):
* To engage in theoretical and practical research into the recovery of petroleum and other energy resources;
* To disseminate the knowledge acquired;
* To assist, in all legal ways, persons
and entities in the state in their efforts to
effect additional recovery of petroleum
and other energy resources;
* To perform any and all tasks in the
area of petroleum recovery and other energy research as directed by the New
Mexico Tech Board of Regents; and
* To cooperate with all other state
and federal agencies as may be beneficial
in carrying out PRRC's work.
Since its founding, the center has
grown into an internationally known research organization focused on enhanced
oil recovery, and has been successful in
acquiring the majority of its funding
from competitive research grants, industry consortia, and contracts with
companies.
While continuing a vital role in fundamental research, it is the goal of the
PRRC to enhance its service role with
increased direct interaction with New
Mexico producers through funded and
unfunded work.
Service to New Mexico producers,
while always an integral part of PRRC's
mission, has a more critical importance
during the current low oil and gas price
environment, which challenges producers
of all sizes and gives every development
decision more weight. PRRC can add
specialized expertise to operations and
can help reduce risk while enhancing
production.
To further this goal, we are expanding
our program to perform no-cost or at-cost
lab analyses and other services to provide
value to our primary stakeholders: the independent producers that produce the ma-

PRRC Overview
PRRC is composed of 22 regular employees, of whom seven are laboratory,
information technology, accounting, clerical, technical writing and machine shop
support staff, and an additional 15 are
research staff in eight research groups.
The PRRC actively supports the academic
mission of New Mexico Tech, and all research staff are adjunct faculty in petroleum engineering, geosciences, chemistry,
and other disciplines.
PRRC utilizes additional expertise
from full time faculty and partially supports six faculty, with summer salaries
in hydrology, geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, and engineering
management funded through collaboration
with researchers. In 2016, PRRC supported 28 graduate and undergraduate
students both financially and by giving
them valuable applied experience in laboratories, key industry software packages,
and field work.
PRRC has 24 laboratories with more
than 10,000 square feet of lab space, and
can perform fundamental and applied re-

search in a variety of topic areas such as
core studies, core flooding, wettability,
relative permeability, nanotechnology and
materials synthesis, produced water treatment, and computing, including geologic
modeling and flow simulation at a variety
of scales.
The center maintains its own machine
shop, chemical storage, and a server
room. PRRC also operates field test sites
in the Permian and Anadarko basins.
Active Projects
The PRRC maintains an active and
diverse funded-research portfolio, and
has 10 active projects this year, including
five federally funded projects in carbon
dioxide-enhanced oil recovery, downhole
sensor development, and produced water
treatment.
Five additional projects are in industry
consortia or direct work for companies.
These are in the areas of alkali surfactant
formulation and suitability, the effects of
asphaltene precipitation, gel extrusion
into fractures, produced water characterization, and an economic evaluation of
the oil and gas resources in the secretary
of the interior's potash reserve in Southeast

This prototype produced-water desalinization unit was developed by the Petroleum Research Recovery Center and tested in the Permian Basin.

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