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A long time ago, my mentor, Farooq Ali, wrote a thought-provoking paper on the unfulfilled promises of enhanced oil recovery (EOR). His essential summary: EOR had not lived up to its hype and full potential. There were more than a hundred methods and techniques proposed, but only a few had succeeded commercially. Fast-forward a few decades and into the new century, and the message and conclusions have not changed. EOR has definitely not lived up to its promise, especially from the big-picture perspective of daily oil production rates.