Various recovery processes supply CO2 for EOR projects

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects that use a carbon dioxide injectant can acquire CO2 using various processes that recover CO2 from industrial sources and produced gas streams.With crude oil prices in excess of $30/bbl, both foreign and domestic projects are considering implementing EOR projects in aging oil fields. While most currently operating CO2 floods use natural CO2, some companies also are evaluating the possibility of obtaining CO2 from flue or industrial gas.Recovery of CO2 from these sources has the added benefit of sequestering underground large amounts of CO2 that otherwise would vent to the atmosphere.Enhanced oil recovery with CO2 is becoming economic in today's envi...

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