Title: A Forecast of Crude Oil Production from Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery in the United States through 2018
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Publication Date: 03/2013
Publication Type: Presentation
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Oil & Natural Gas
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Chris Nichols (NETL) Glen Murrell
Synopsis: CO2 supply for enhanced oil recovery operations in the United States is expected to increase 64% between 2012 and 2018, from 3.3 BCFd to 5.4 BCFd. The CO2 utilization rate (URNet the amount of CO2 supplied per incremental barrel of crude oil produced) can be used to estimate crude oil production based on CO2 supply rate. Based on compiled historical data we estimate the following regional CO2 Utilization rates: Permian basin, 8,500 scf/bbl, Rocky mountain, 8,000 scf/bbl, Gulf Coast, 25,000 scf/bbl. Applying these rates to the regional forecast for CO2 supply we forecast production from CO2 EOR in the United States in 2018 will be 500,000 bpd.
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