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Waterflooding in the Illinois Basin

WaterfloodWaterfloods have been highly successful in the Illinois Basin and probably account for 75% of the total production from the area. Flood recoveries will generally be an additional 80% to 100% of the primary production.


There are no special problems with floods in the Illinois Basin. Ample supplies of salt water are generally Illinois Basinavailable and injection pressures are not too high - 1500 PSI or less.. Corrosion is minimal and no expensive, high-pressure equipment is involved. Sufficient potential flood properties are available on reasonable terms - especially smaller areas owned by independent operators who do not have the finances to support the installation of properly engineered secondary recovery operations.


Waterfloods in the Illinois Basin should return 2 to 3 times their cost and are considered to be low-risk prospects.


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