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Special Report: EOR/Heavy Oil Survey: 2010 worldwide EOR survey

Apr 19, 2010

Modeling exercises assess US CO2-EOR potential

Apr 12, 2010

Modeling exercises indicate carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery might recover a considerable amount of technically and economically incremental oil in different regions of the US under various technology scenarios.

CO2 injection under way in Alabama EOR pilot project

Mar 8, 2010 A project team has begun to inject carbon dioxide into Alabama's Citronelle field as part of a $7.9 million pilot project to determine whether the field is ideal for simultaneous enhanced oil recovery and CO2 storage, the US Department of Energy said on Mar. 1.

Practical equations calculate gas flow rates through venturi valves

Feb 8, 2010 Oil field operators can use several practical equations for calculating flow rates of natural gas through venturi gas-lift valves.

DOE's latest CCS funding includes EOR project in West Texas

Dec 9, 2009

The US Department of Energy will provide $350 million to support a project designed to capture carbon from a proposed electric power plant near Midland-Odessa, Tex., and transport it to the Permian basin where it will be used in enhanced oil recovery, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced.

SEG: Saleri says oil, gas key in new energy era

Oct 29, 2009

The world has entered a new energy era in which overall energy efficiency and oil recovery efficiency will improve, environmental harmony will grow, and oil, gas, and coal will continue to dominate.

Observers question strategy behind raising taxes on oil, gas

Sep 29, 2009

A strategy that diverts federal tax incentives from domestic oil and gas to renewable and alternative energy would quickly increase oil and gas imports, industry observers warned on Sept. 28.

INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM AGREEMENTS—2: Embargo of '73 launched era of mutual adjustment

Sep 14, 2009 In the low-price environment of the 1980s and 1990s, many host countries adopted policies to promote E&P investments in their territories by offering more-attractive terms and conditions to foreign investors.

Chevron advances Minas chemical flood

Aug 18, 2009

Chevron Pacific Indonesia is moving ahead with its pilot chemical injection project in giant Minas oil field in Sumatra, Indonesia (OGJ, Apr. 21, 2008, p. 41).

New Mexico

Aug 11, 2009

The Crossroads-302 well in Crossroads Siluro-Devonian Unit in Lea County, NM, was reactivated July 30 and has averaged 130 b/d of oil since reactivation, said operator Enhanced Oil Resources Inc., Houston.

Rocky Mountain EOR

Aug 10, 2009 The northern portion of the Rocky Mountain region of the US may see more enhanced oil recovery projects as carbon dioxide from new sources becomes available because of concerns about the need for carbon capture and sequestration.

Shell orders pumps for St. Joseph field off Sabah

Jul 29, 2009

Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production BV placed an $8 million order for Flowserve Corp. barrel-type injection pumps for its waterflood development in St. Joseph field, off Sabah.

Tuned water may improve Saudi waterflooding

Jul 29, 2009

Minimal chemical alteration to injection water may help increase oil recovery, researchers at Saudi Aramco's EXPEC Advanced Research Center say.

Encore secures carbon dioxide supply for Bell Creek flood

Jul 29, 2009

Encore Acquisition Co. said it will purchase carbon dioxide for its Bell Creek tertiary oil recovery project in southeastern Montana from the Lost Cabin gas plant in Fremont County, Wyo.

Saskatchewan reports growing energy momentum

Jul 22, 2009

Saskatchewan offers a wealth of oil and natural gas assets, and officials believe the province’s resource potential will continue to grow through anticipated technological innovations.

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