Optimising reservoir performance and recovery rates

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The Organic Oil Recovery process is a proven and innovative enhanced oil recovery technology which optimises reservoir performance and recovery rates. This breakthrough technology which manipulates the resident down-hole ecology offers operators an advanced tertiary oil recovery resulting in increased production, the lowering of lifting costs and significantly reducing H2S levels.

Product Data Sheet


  • 1 Field screening of reservoir characteristics.
  • 2 Laboratory/DNA analysis—verifying reservoir biology.
  • 3 ISMRA—proving microbial response in a single well pilot test.
  • 4 Targeted water flood implementation.
  • 5 Full field application.

Why Organic Oil Recovery?

  • True enhanced production - average 92%
  • Proven technology — Over 340 successful applications onshore and offshore
  • Overall success rate of 94%
  • Low cost
  • Zero Capex
  • Deferred abandonment
  • Reduction of H2S
  • Fully biodegradeable

Technical library

Read or download our recent project results, SPE papers and publication articles.


Discover the latest Organic Oil Recovery news in our magazine and press release archive.

  • January 2021

    How the discovery of the OOR Process began with studies of Australia’s famous Koala.

    The secret of this little marsupial’s digestion led to the discovery of one the major oil breakthroughs of the century...…see more


    A PILOT test on a North Sea platform undertaken by Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) has increased production by 25,000 barrels and helped record the biggest measured oil output in more than five years from the tested well. …see more

  • April 2020

    Why the Future is Truly Microscopic

    Read part 1 Chris Venske's 3 part LinkedIn article on the OOR technology…see more

  • Taj Uddin
    March 2020

    Meet Taj

    Taj Uddin is the Operations Engineer for Organic Oil Recovery…see more

  • OOR team with Conservative MP Andrew Bowie
    April 2019

    Visit from Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie

    On Thursday 18th April 2019, the Organic Oil Recovery team welcomed a visit from the Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie.…see more

  • Roger Findlay
    March 2019

    Meet Roger

    Roger Findlay is the General Manager for Organic Oil Recovery…see more

  • Grant Fuller
    March 2019

    Meet Grant

    Grant Fuller is the Operations Manager for OOR…see more

  • Chris Venske
    March 2019

    Meet Chris

    Chris Venske is the Engineering & Technical Sales Manager within OOR…see more

  • Oumer Tahir
    March 2019

    Meet Oumer

    Oumer Tahir is the "Technical Sales (OCTG) and Business Development Manager for Organic Oil Recovery…see more

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