Diederik van Batenburg

leader in the implementation of chemical EOR in Shell


In this role, he is directly involved in field pilots that are executed in Shell Joint Ventures in Oman and Russia. Dr Van Batenburg holds MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Delft University of Technology. He also served as Executive Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering from 2011 to 2014.

IOR/EOR Paper Summary

The traditional focus of IOR and EOR to increase oil recovery is on the processes to recover the oil within the reservoir.  Shell’s experience over many decades addresses a more holistic perspective involving the scale and complexity of surface facilities, water use, emissions, land use as well as more conventional recovery and fiscal measures to enable delivery for all stakeholders.