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MEG moves ahead with Christina Lake Phase 2B SAGD

Jun 20, 2011

MEG Energy Corp. signed a letter of intent with Flint Energy Services Ltd. for construction of Christina Lake Phase 2B steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project near Conklin, Alta.


May 23, 2011

Qatar makes oil payments to Libyan rebel group

May 16, 2011 Opponents to the rule of Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi are receiving payments from oil sales through a trust fund established in Qatar, according to officials familiar with the transactions.

ExxonMobil adds carbon dioxide project at Means field

May 10, 2011

ExxonMobil Production Co. started the first phase of a new carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery project at Means oil field in Andrews County, Tex.

OTC: Artificial island projects off Abu Dhabi expand field operations

May 9, 2011 The UAE has turned to artificial islands for facilitating oil field operations off Abu Dhabi.

Solar technology supplies steam to California EOR project

Feb 24, 2011

The world’s first commercial thermal enhanced oil recovery project that uses solar steam generators went on line Feb. 24 at Berry Petroleum Co.'s heavy oil 21Z lease in McKittrick, Calif.

PTTF recommends against federal regulation of carbon dioxide network

Feb 7, 2011

The Pipeline Transportation Task Force’s (PTTF) research into options for a future national US carbon dioxide pipeline system found the current state-based regulatory system sufficient to handle CO2 transportation needs for the foreseeable future.


Jan 3, 2011


Dec 20, 2010

Economics act against CCS retrofits

Oct 4, 2010 Economics will likely prevent retrofitting carbon capture and sequestration technologies to existing power plants with a capture efficiency <40% and a residual life <15 years.


Sep 30, 2010

MegaWest Energy Corp., Calgary, suspended heavy oil production and steam injection at its Marmaton River and Grassy Creek projects in western Missouri to add equipment and assess the reservoirs.


Aug 23, 2010

Terrex Energy Inc., Calgary, is preparing an enhanced oil recovery development plan for its Strathmore field property 40 miles south of Calgary, Alta.

DOE-backed test shows 'huff-and-puff' EOR method can work for CCS

Jul 19, 2010 A North Dakota field test by one of the US Department of Energy's regional carbon capture and storage partnerships demonstrated that an enhanced oil recovery method known as "huff and puff" can simultaneously assess geological formations' carbon sequestration potential, DOE's Fossil Fuels Office announced.

Special Report: EOR/Heavy Oil Survey: CO2 miscible, steam dominate enhanced oil recovery processes

Apr 19, 2010 Carbon dioxide injection and steam injection process as shown in Oil & Gas Journal's exclusive biennial enhanced oil recovery (EOR) survey, p. 41, account for most of the enhanced oil recovered in the world.

Special Report: EOR/Heavy Oil Survey: POINT OF VIEW: SPE IOR conference chair laments lack of R&D funds

Apr 19, 2010 US funding for basic enhanced and improved oil recovery research and development is as scarce as it's ever been, says Dwight Rychel, general chair of the biennial Society of Petroleum Engineers Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, to be held Apr. 24-28 in Tulsa.

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