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Open-File Report 2015–1071

Fundamentals of Carbon Dioxide-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)—A Supporting Document of the Assessment Methodology for Hydrocarbon Recovery Using CO2-EOR Associated with Carbon Sequestration

By Mahendra K. Verma

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The objective of this report is to provide basic technical information regarding the CO2-EOR process, which is at the core of the assessment methodology, to estimate the technically recoverable oil within the fields of the identified sedimentary basins of the United States. Emphasis is on CO2-EOR because this is currently one technology being considered as an ultimate long-term geologic storage solution for CO2 owing to its economic profitability from incremental oil production offsetting the cost of carbon sequestration.

First posted May 27, 2015

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Suggested citation:

Verma, M.K., 2015, Fundamentals of carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery (CO2–EOR)—A supporting document of the assessment methodology for hydrocarbon recovery using CO2–EOR associated with carbon sequestration: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1071, 19 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151071.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Introduction

CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Process

Operational Aspect

CO2-EOR and the World

Technological Challenges

Conclusions

References Cited


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