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Title: Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with 'Next Generation' CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)

Abstract

NETL has revised its national resource assessment for carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2 EOR). Under a current technology scenario, 1,200 reservoirs in the lower 48 states are amenable to CO2 EOR. At an assumed crude oil market price of $85 per barrel, these reservoirs represent 24 billion barrels of economic reserves. Under a next generation scenario the economic supply from CO2 EOR increases to 60 billion barrels. The resource assessment unveils a strong dependence on CO2 capture technology, as the equivalent of 60 - 90 GW of coal-fired plants with 90% capture will be needed to supply EOR floods.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Advanced Resources International, Inc., Washington, D.C. (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1503260
Report Number(s):
DOE/NETL-2011/1504
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; Oil & Natural Gas; Carbon Dioxide; Enhanced Oil Recovery; Economic Resource Assessment; PROPHET; Technical

Citation Formats

Kuuskraa, Vello A., Leewen, Tyler Van, and Wallace, Matt. Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with 'Next Generation' CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR). United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1503260.
Kuuskraa, Vello A., Leewen, Tyler Van, & Wallace, Matt. Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with 'Next Generation' CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1503260
Kuuskraa, Vello A., Leewen, Tyler Van, and Wallace, Matt. 2011. "Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with 'Next Generation' CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1503260. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503260.
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title = {Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with 'Next Generation' CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)},
author = {Kuuskraa, Vello A. and Leewen, Tyler Van and Wallace, Matt},
abstractNote = {NETL has revised its national resource assessment for carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2 EOR). Under a current technology scenario, 1,200 reservoirs in the lower 48 states are amenable to CO2 EOR. At an assumed crude oil market price of $85 per barrel, these reservoirs represent 24 billion barrels of economic reserves. Under a next generation scenario the economic supply from CO2 EOR increases to 60 billion barrels. The resource assessment unveils a strong dependence on CO2 capture technology, as the equivalent of 60 - 90 GW of coal-fired plants with 90% capture will be needed to supply EOR floods.},
doi = {10.2172/1503260},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1503260}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {6}
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