Department of Energy announces $7 million for unconventional oil and natural gas recovery

Over a period of four years the newly selected project lead by UAF will investigate the first-ever polymer flood for heavy oil resources on the Alaska North Slope in the Milne Point Field. The research team includes UAF, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, New Mexico Tech (NMT), Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST), and University of North Dakota (UND). The project’s overall Co-Principal (Co-PI) and Principal Investigator (PI) are Dr. Yin Zhang, Assistant Professor of PETE and PETE Chair Abhijit Dandekar, respectively.    
(DOE funding: $6,967,196; Non-DOE funding: $2,584,285; Total project cost: $9,551,481).

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