DTI details plans for implementing EOR in North Sea

05/17/2004
The UK is urging North Sea developers, electric-power generators, and oil producers to implement a plan for capturing and sequestering CO2 in oil fields as a way to reduce greenhouse emissions while enhancing recovery.To this end, the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently released a white paper specifying interim actions for including EOR as a facet in developing an overall strategy for carbon capture and storage (CCS), which provides for a longer timeframe for the transition to energy sources with low to zero CO2 emissions.Although North America has many active CO2-based EOR projects, DTI said it has not developed a full implementation plan in the North Sea because current ...
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