Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery and Residual Oil Zone Studies at the U.S. Geological Survey

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Peter D. Warwick

U.S. Geological Survey

Emil Attanasi

U.S. Geological Survey

Madalyn Blondes

U.S. Geological Survey

Sean Brennan

U.S. Geological Survey

Marc Buursink

U.S. Geological Survey

Colin Doolan

U.S. Geological Survey

Philip Freeman

U.S. Geological Survey

Hossein Jahediesfanjani

Lynxnet, LLC

C. Özgen Karacan

U.S. Geological Survey

Celeste Lohr

U.S. Geological Survey

Matthew Merrill

U.S. Geological Survey

Ricardo Olea

U.S. Geological Survey

Jacqueline Roueché

Lynxnet, LLC

Jenna Shelton

U.S. Geological Survey

Ernie Slucher

U.S. Geological Survey

Brian A. Varela

Government of the United States of America - US Geological Survey

Mahendra K. Verma

Government of the United States of America - US Geological Survey

Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is preparing a national resource assessment of the potential hydrocarbons recoverable after injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) into conventional oil reservoirs in the United States. The implementation of CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) techniques can increase hydrocarbon production, and lead to incidental retention of CO2 in reservoir pore space allowing long-term storage of anthropogenic CO2. A Comprehensive Resource Database (CRD) containing proprietary data on location, geologic, petrophysical, and reservoir parameters, plus production and well counts for major oil and gas reservoirs in onshore areas and State waters of the conterminous United States and Alaska, was developed to support the USGS assessment. Residual oil zones (ROZs) also can provide potential pore space for long-term storage of anthropogenic CO2. However, ROZs are not included in the upcoming USGS national CO2-EOR assessment because assessment methods for ROZs still are being developed. Additional ROZ CO2-EOR and CO2 retention data and reservoir simulations are needed to calibrate national ROZ assessment estimates.

Keywords: CO2 for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, GHGT-14; Carbon dioxide (CO2); CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR); residual oil zone (ROZ); technical recovery; reservoir depressurization; geophysical logs; greenhouse effect

Suggested Citation

Warwick, Peter D. and Attanasi, Emil and Blondes, Madalyn and Brennan, Sean and Buursink, Marc and Doolan, Colin and Freeman, Philip and Jahediesfanjani, Hossein and Karacan, C. Özgen and Lohr, Celeste and Merrill, Matthew and Olea, Ricardo and Roueché, Jacqueline and Shelton, Jenna and Slucher, Ernie and Varela, Brian A. and Verma, Mahendra K., Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery and Residual Oil Zone Studies at the U.S. Geological Survey. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366202

Peter D. Warwick (Contact Author)

U.S. Geological Survey ( email )

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Emil Attanasi

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Madalyn Blondes

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Sean Brennan

U.S. Geological Survey ( email )

MS 956, National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley, DR.
Reston, VA 20192
United States

Marc Buursink

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Colin Doolan

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Philip Freeman

U.S. Geological Survey ( email )

12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
956 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
United States

Hossein Jahediesfanjani

Lynxnet, LLC

6950 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

C. Özgen Karacan

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Celeste Lohr

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Matthew Merrill

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Ricardo Olea

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Jacqueline Roueché

Lynxnet, LLC

6950 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

Jenna Shelton

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Ernie Slucher

U.S. Geological Survey

Reston, VA
United States

Brian A. Varela

Government of the United States of America - US Geological Survey

3215 Marine St
Boulder, CO 80303
United States

Mahendra K. Verma

Government of the United States of America - US Geological Survey

3215 Marine St
Boulder, CO 80303
United States

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