Title: An In-Depth Look at "Next Generation" CO2 EOR Technology
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Publication Date: 09/2013
Publication Type: Presentation
Contact: Phil DiPietro
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Oil & Natural Gas
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Phil DiPietro (NETL) Vello Kuuskraa (ARI) Matt Wallace (ARI)
Synopsis: This analysis takes a more in-depth look at the "Next Generation" CO2-EOR concept and defines distinct areas of technology development that comprise it. The CO2-PROPHET model is used to simulate the application of the four main "Next Generation" technologies to a database of 1,824 Lower-48 onshore oil reservoirs, first applied singularly and then in combination. The simulations indicate significant synergy when the technology areas are applied jointly. The results show that "Next Generation" CO2 EOR can provide positive impacts – 2 MMbpd of domestic oil production for 50 years - but it is not free. "Next Generation" CO2-EOR designs require capital outlays two times higher than current best practices.
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