CO2 FOR EOR IS PLENTIFUL BUT TIED TO OIL PRICE

02/07/1994
Chuck NormanCRS Services Inc.Lakewood, Colo. Development of the U.S. CO2, resources from the Rocky Mountain area are tied to West Texas and New Mexico Permian basin enhanced oil recovery projects and the price relationship of crude Oil to CO2. Several general areas within the U.S. are known to contain in situ commercial grade CO2 deposits, including central Mississippi and a number of Rocky Mountain locations. However, the Rocky Mountain reserves constitute the vast majority of the known resource base. Table I provides statistics for CO2 deposits that supply the Permian basin oil fields, and the map (Fig. 1) shows the main CO2 pipelines. ...
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