The ESal Story
In 2010, Geoffrey Thyne Ph.D. was testing low salinity waterflooding to increase oil recoveries in the Minnelusa Formation in Wyoming.
After more than a decade of research, Geoff discovered that low salinity wasn’t always the answer to increasing oil recoveries.
Instead, he discovered that changing salinity of injection fluid can change reservoir wettability.
Today, ESal knows why the Minnelusa, and many other formations, failed to respond to low salinity waterflooding.
It turns out that the secret to recovering more oil is in the water, but only if you know how your wettability needs to change.
Based on Geoff’s groundbreaking work, ESal created tools for screening, testing, designing and deploying wettability alteration by salinity – Engineered Salinity™.
The ESal solution has the potential to increase oil recovery by up to 50% for less than $4 per barrel without investing in new equipment or using chemicals.
Our screening tool can predict your field’s potential in weeks and our laboratory test can demonstrate the potential in only months.
No new equipment is required (in most cases), no change in existing operations and no chemicals are used.
Engineered Salinity from ESal is simply the most cost-effective way to get more oil out of the ground.