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Saudi Aramco's 'Smart Water' May Aid Oil Production

To capitalize on the existing water-injection facilities, a new “Smart Water” focus area was launched at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). At the heart of the initiative is the question: Is it possible to perform minimal chemical alteration to the injection water to help increase recovery while relying on the existing vast water-injection infrastructure and current field-injection practices?

That simple idea is based on optimizing water properties such as salinity and ionic content without adding foreign fluids or chemicals


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