About the EOR TCP

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Technical Collaboration Programme (EOR TCP) was created in 1979 under the International Energy Agency (IEA). The EOR TCP evaluates and disseminates research and development results of enhanced oil recovery technology – with a focus on improving the economics of EOR, increasing the recovery of hydrocarbons originally in place and extending the life of existing hydrocarbon fields.

The EOR TCP remains an important network for public organizations, national oil companies, and private enterprises. The activities of the EOR TCP mainly cover information exchange carried out by the participating member countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States of America and Venezuela.


The EOR TCP is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the EOR TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.

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