Experience of enhanced oil recovery by CO2 injection in the U.S. fields

Authors: N.M. Bajkov (Institute of World Economy and International Relations of RAS, RF, Moscow)

Key words: oil recovery factor (ORF), the methods of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 injection, additional oil production.

Various methods of enhanced oil recovery in the U.S. fields are considered. It is shown that injection of CO2 is the most common and effective method, since the largest amount of additional oil production is achieved owing to it. The data on the additional oil production in the U.S. due to a miscible and immiscible displacement at CO2 injection are given. The further increase of oil production by this method is forecasted.

References

1. Vello Kuuskraa, QC updates carbon dioxide projects on OGL’s enhanced oil recovery survey, Oil and Gas Journal, 2012, July 2.

2. DOE sees vast energy resource in Permian basin residual oil zones, Oil and Gas Journal, 2012, August 6.

3. URL: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/column-us-bets-on-producing-oil-with-captured-co2-john-kemp/

4. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/Enhanced_oil_recovery

5. URL: http://www.energyindustryphotos.com/what_is_enhanced_recovery_of_oil.htm

6. URL: http://www.fe.doe.gov/news/techlines/2012/2014-Technology_to_Boost_Oil_Recovery.html

7. URL: http://fossil.energy.gov/programs/oilgas/eor/

8. URL: http://www.wri.org/publication/content/8355

9. URL: http://www.fe.doc.gov/programs/oilgas/eor/

Key words: oil recovery factor (ORF), the methods of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 injection, additional oil production.

Various methods of enhanced oil recovery in the U.S. fields are considered. It is shown that injection of CO2 is the most common and effective method, since the largest amount of additional oil production is achieved owing to it. The data on the additional oil production in the U.S. due to a miscible and immiscible displacement at CO2 injection are given. The further increase of oil production by this method is forecasted.

References

1. Vello Kuuskraa, QC updates carbon dioxide projects on OGL’s enhanced oil recovery survey, Oil and Gas Journal, 2012, July 2.

2. DOE sees vast energy resource in Permian basin residual oil zones, Oil and Gas Journal, 2012, August 6.

3. URL: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/column-us-bets-on-producing-oil-with-captured-co2-john-kemp/

4. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/Enhanced_oil_recovery

5. URL: http://www.energyindustryphotos.com/what_is_enhanced_recovery_of_oil.htm

6. URL: http://www.fe.doe.gov/news/techlines/2012/2014-Technology_to_Boost_Oil_Recovery.html

7. URL: http://fossil.energy.gov/programs/oilgas/eor/

8. URL: http://www.wri.org/publication/content/8355

9. URL: http://www.fe.doc.gov/programs/oilgas/eor/


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