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UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute to Host Wyoming Carbon Dioxide Conference

June 17, 2015

For the ninth year, the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) will host its annual CO2 Conference in Casper July 15-16 at the Casper Events Center.

Industry professionals from across the state and country will learn about and discuss new and emerging research and technologies relevant to improved and enhanced oil recovery applicable to existing Wyoming oil fields.

There is no charge to attend the conference, but registration is encouraged to accommodate meals and seating. For more information regarding the conference or to register, visit the EORI website at www.uwyo.edu/eori/conferences/co2/2015conference.html.

The conference will include a full day of 90-minute technical workshops facilitated by leading industry experts. They will offer insights into new and emerging improved oil recovery (IOR) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies as well as some insight into the economics of managing, acquiring or reallocating capital when considering an EOR project.

Workshop courses offered include: Considerations for Chemical Flooding; Characteristics of Unconventional Reservoirs; Wellbore Integrity; Artificial Lift Systems; Horizontal Drilling Techniques; Water Management for Fluid Placement; Moving from Secondary to Tertiary Recovery Stages; and Exploring Economic Criteria for EOR Projects.

Day two will address current issues relevant to today’s oil climate. State Treasurer Mark Gordon will present a talk, titled “Understanding Wyoming’s Oil & Gas Revenue Stream.” New Carbon Management Institute Director Kipp Coddington will provide an update on the CO2 market and assess the general carbon market in Wyoming. A panel of leading attorneys and engineers, with a strong background in the oil industry, will discuss current rules and regulations operators need to know.

Additionally, representatives from key oil producing fields in Wyoming and the region will give updates on the Bakken, Teapot Dome and Salt Creek fields. Sunshine Valley Petroleum representatives will discuss a pilot study (with EORI funding) now being conducted in their Osage oil field near Newcastle.

The annual conference is a collaboration among large and small operators, local and federal government representatives and industry stakeholders. The majority of the costs for the conference are covered by industry sponsors who support and invest in enhanced oil recovery.

The EORI works to help the state of Wyoming and its energy producers to recover large resources of stranded oil in depleted oil reservoirs as rapidly, responsibly and economically as possible. EORI is the only institution devoted entirely to improved and enhanced oil recovery in Wyoming oil fields.

The institute focuses on applying new technology through field demonstrations, and supports additional development work as necessary to support commercial-scale implementation. As part of this commitment, the institute has adopted a culture consistent with that of the state’s oil producers. EORI’s priorities and values align with the oil industry’s priorities and values; the institute speaks industry language; and its projects meet industry standards.

The EORI is one of several centers of excellence in UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER). SER is an interdisciplinary entity tasked with developing the fundamental knowledge, technologies and human resources necessary to solve the critical energy challenges society faces today. Each SER center of excellence serves as a hub to unite academia, government and industry to advance its focus area.


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