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Norway, Denmark to extend chalk fields research

Oct 17, 2011

Norwegian and Danish energy agencies and 10 oil companies will extend a further 3 years a research and development program under way since 1982 to improve oil recovery from chalk fields on their respective North Sea continental shelves.

Missouri: Deerfield heavy oil projects suspended

Oct 5, 2011

Gravis Oil Corp., Calgary, formerly MegaWest Energy Corp., elected to suspend operations at its Marmaton River and Grassy Creek thermal oil recovery projects in the Deerfield area of western Missouri.

Chevron launches solar enhanced oil recovery project

Oct 3, 2011

Chevron Technology Ventures launched a demonstration project at Coalinga field in Kern County, Calif., to test the viability of using solar energy to enhance heavy oil production. The project uses 7,644 mirrors to focus the sun’s energy onto a solar boiler on top of a 327-ft tower. The produced steam then is injected into wells at Coalinga.

TRINIDAD EOR—2 (Conclusion): Carbon dioxide injection holds promise offshore

Oct 3, 2011

With the experiences gained during the last 30 years, Trinidad can sequester carbon dioxide safely in its west coast offshore heavy oil reservoirs and at the same time recover another 6% from its offshore heavy oil reservoirs after the primary production phase.

Newfoundland: Flat Bay high-pour oil coring starts

Sep 27, 2011

Vulcan Minerals Inc., St. John’s, and Investcan Energy Corp. began a 4-week program to drill five core holes near the Flat Bay-1 light oil discovery well in the Bay St. George basin in western Newfoundland.

EIA forecasts higher global oil prices, growing volatility

Sep 26, 2011

The US Energy Information Administration still sees higher global crude oil demand and prices over the long run as national economies recover,

Obama revives oil tax proposals to help pay for new jobs program

Sep 19, 2011

US President Barack Obama pledged to make the wealthiest American businesses and individuals pay higher taxes as he sent his proposed legislation to Congress on Sept. 12.

TRINIDAD EOR—1: More than 1 billion bbl of heavy oil remain onshore

Sep 5, 2011

Enhanced oil recovery processes have the potential for producing substantial amounts of heavy oil in Trinidad.

Albania: Patos-Marinza steam pilot injection nears

Aug 12, 2011

Patos-Marinza heavy oil field in Albania is producing 13,400 b/d of oil, and steam injection is to start in the last quarter of 2011 at a pilot thermal program in the southwest part of the field.

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Aug 8, 2011

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State utility regulators call for more CCS-EOR projects

Aug 1, 2011

US state utility regulators called on more states and groups of states to develop financial and other policies encourage the capture of carbon dioxide from electric power plants for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) concluded its 2011 summer meeting in Los Angeles on July 20.

Suncor Energy starts Firebag Stage 3 bitumen production

Jul 29, 2011

Suncor Energy Inc. reported that first bitumen production from its Firebag Stage 3 steam-assisted gravity drainage project in northern Alberta started in early July.

State utility regulators call for more CCS-EOR projects

Jul 22, 2011

US state utility regulators called on more states and groups of states to develop financial and other policies encourage the capture of carbon dioxide from electric power plants for enhanced oil recovery as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners concluded its 2011 summer meeting in Los Angeles on July 20.

Senators launch national EOR initiative

Jul 13, 2011

North Dakota’s two US senators kicked off the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, which they described as a comprehensive effort to increase US oil production while sequestering carbon dioxide, at a July 12 press conference with oil industry executives, state officials, and technical experts.

Denbury to operate Riley Ridge EOR assets

Jun 29, 2011

Denbury Resources Inc., Plano, Tex., will acquire carbon dioxide assets in western Wyoming that will give it more reserves than it needs to develop its existing tertiary enhanced oil recovery assets in the Rocky Mountains.

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