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Title: CO2-EOR Offshore Resource Assessment
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2014/1631
Publication Date: 06/2014
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Evelyn Dale
Program/Technology: Oil & Natural Gas
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Energy Sector Planning and Analysis (ESPA) Taylor Malone and Vello Kuuskraa Advanced Resources International, Inc. Chris Nichols National Energy Technology Laboratory
Synopsis: The Gulf of Mexico accounts for about 20 percent of total domestic crude oil production.  Since reaching a peak of 1.54 million barrels a day in 2003, Gulf of Mexico’s OCS oil production has declined to 1.23 MMB/D, as of mid-2013.  While there is optimism that new discoveries in the deep and ultra-deep waters of the GOM OCS will reverse this decline, another option seems to offer even more promise -- the application of CO2 enhanced oil recovery.
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