CO2 use could boost Egypt's Western Desert oil recovery

Mahmoud Abu El Ela Helmy Sayyouh El Sayed El-Tayeb Cairo University Egypt The main objective of this study was to develop a strategy that maximizes use of CO2 emissions from the Egyptian Western Desert. The study evaluates ways to capture these emissions for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and assesses the applicability of CO2 injection in candidate fields. Egypt has a single successful thermal EOR project, but no operator has tried even a pilot to test the feasibility and economics of CO2 miscible injection, which is the most widely applied EOR process worldwide (OGJ, Oct. 1, 2012, p. 84; Apr. 2, 2012, p. 57).1 The authors of this article, members of the Petroleum and Petrochemical Consul...

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