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Date: 9/30/2013
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.
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Author(s): Greg Cooney (Booz Allen Hamilton); James Littlefield (Booz Allen Hamilton); Joe Marriott (Booz Allen Hamilton); Matt Jamieson (Booz Allen Hamilton); Robert E James III PhD (NETL); Timothy J Skone (NETL)

Product Description
A gate-to-gate life cycle analysis (LCA) model was created to quantify the environmental impacts of the various processes associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The following unit processes are accounted for in this analysis: injection and recovery, bulk separation and storage, gas separation, supporting processes, and land use. This analysis used an LCA approach for developing data and EOR and gas processing. The energy and material flows for key processes within the gate-to-gate boundaries of the EOR site were calculated. These processes were then compiled in a model that scaled the flows between processes to arrive at an inventory of environmental burdens on a common basis (e.g., 1 barrel of crude produced via EOR).