MOBIL STARTS UP SALT CREEK CO2 PROJECT

Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. has begun injection of carbon dioxide into 49 wells in Salt Creek Unit enhanced oil recovery project in Kent County, Tex. Project cost is estimated at $90 million. Injection began Oct. 26. Mobil says during the first phase, the current CO2 injection rate of about 50 MMcfd will climb next year to about 150 MMcfd. Production of 42 gravity oil is expected to increase to 28,000 b/d from the current 19,000 b/d. Under waterflood, the field has been handling

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