Arizona-New Mexico CO2-helium deposit detailed

The St. Johns-Springerville area of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico could prove to be a substantial discovery of naturally occurring carbon dioxide. That conclusion is possible if 13 wells still being tested justify construction of a pipeline to deliver the CO2 to enhanced oil recovery markets in California or southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. Click here to enlarge imageThe St. Johns-Springerville area consists of about 700 sq miles in Apache County, Ariz., and Catron County, N.M. (Fig. 1).Ridgeway Arizona Oil Corp. reported in December 1998 that it had leased about 400,000 acres in the area in connection with its carbon dioxide project. Acreage is mostly state and private l...

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