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It’s that time of the year when we announce the dates for CO2 conference. The 5th Annual Wyoming CO2 conference will be held at the Casper Event Center on the 13th and 14th of July. The timing could not be better as three acquisitions affecting development of CO2 enhanced oil recovery in Wyoming were announced in the last few months.
Elk Petroleum announced that they have entered a CO2 supply agreement with ExxonMobil that will allow Elk to pursue a CO2 miscible flood in the Grieve field in Natrona County. This project was initially modeled by EORI Senior Research Scientist Shaochang Wo back in 2007 and it is very pleasing to see progress being made towards implementation.
Linc Energy Limited announced that they intend to use byproduct CO2 from their Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project in the Powder River Basin to flood 3 fields they recently purchased from Rancher Energy Corporation.
Carbon Energy Limited announced that they have purchased rights to explore and lease coal tenements with Anadarko Land Corporation for UCG. This deal includes provision to sell byproduct CO2 to Anadarko for use in their CO2 EOR operations. We are delighted to have been able to help Carbon Energy in their acquisition process and look forward to working with them in the future.
And just a few weeks ago, DKRW announced a major contract for sale of CO2 from their Medicine Bow Fuel & Power Coal to Liquids Facility to Denbury Resources for use in their CO2 EOR projects.
But there’s more to EOR than just CO2. Minnelusa Consortium work has identified nearly 4 million barrels of potential incremental oil recovery due to optimization and additional development of waterflooding in a single field. EORI plans to expand projects to evaluate and improve flooding conformance in both waterfloods and EOR projects within Wyoming.
As Director it is extremely encouraging to see this progress and we thank all the entities involved for their commitment to Wyoming and their cooperation over the years with the EORI. There has been a tremendous amount of work done to date and still plenty to do and we are looking forward to continuing to contribute to the development of EOR in Wyoming in the years to come.
See you in Casper!