To find environmentally friendly and economic production solutions for challenging reservoirs including heavy oil, oil shale, oil sand, and carbonate host-rock environments. The Texas A&M University Heavy Oil, Oil shales, Oil sands, & Carbonate Analysis and Recovery Methods (HOCAM) is a research group focusing on education and research for the recovery of unconventional oil reservoirs. Our solution strategies are empowered with the interdisciplinary vision of the research team.
We are capable to conduct 1D, 2D, and 3D experiments to mimic all thermal and non-thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Methods in our Laboratories.
We can conduct experiments on light oil, heavy oil, extra-heavy oil, oil sands (bitumen), and oil shale resources