enhanced recovery


: the extraction of oil from a nearly exhausted well by methods more costly and complex than waterflooding alone

Examples of enhanced recovery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In declarations to the court, top company officials stated their need for these enhanced recovery methods to continue operations. Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2021 But there are also constant revisions reflecting factors such as new analysis of a field’s geology, the application of new technology to increase recovery, or just the decision to invest in extra capacity, including enhanced recovery. Michael Lynch, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 After returning to Earth, mice receiving the receptor treatment also showed an enhanced recovery of muscle mass. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Sep. 2020 Scientists still have a ways to go in terms of predicting and enhancing recovery from neurological injuries, Rosenow added. Michelle Lou, CNN, 27 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enhanced recovery was in 1970

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“Enhanced recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhanced%20recovery. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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