SWP advances CO2 sequestration, ECBM, EOR demos

Southwest Regional Partnership (SWP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) continues its Phase 2 and 3 carbon dioxide projects for validating the feasibility of sequestering CO2 in saline aquifers, coalbeds, and oil fields.As part of Phase 2, SWP started injecting CO2 at the end of July in the Fruitland coalbeds of the San Juan basin in New Mexico. Its San Juan Pump Canyon test aims to demonstrate whether CO2 can enhance methane production from coalbeds (ECBM) as well as the potential of coalbeds to sequester injected CO2.1Another part of Phase 2 will investigate whether Pump Canyon water, produced from the coalbeds, can if desalinated restore vegetation near streams.Two other parts of Pha...

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