ADCO operates first Middle East carbon dioxide-EOR pilot

Guntis Moritis
OGJ Production Editor

HOUSTON, Apr. 8 -- Since Nov. 9, 2009, Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) has injected carbon dioxide in a pilot enhanced oil recovery project in Northeast Bab's Rumaitha field.

The pilot project involves injecting 1.2 MMscfd of dry, more than 99% pure CO2 at 3,300 psi and 35° C.

ADCO's Al Waha magazine, November-December 2009, noted that this is the first CO2-EOR project in the Middle East and that ADCO has plans for more pilots in several of its other major reservoirs.

The pilot includes one injection, one observation, and one producing well.

The reservoir is at 9,450-9,500 ft and its pressure and temperature is 4,560 psia and 265° F.

Praxair Gulf Industrial Gases LLC supplies the CO2 for the project.

Contact Guntis Moritis at guntism@ogjonline.com.

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