2007 Small Producer

Near Miscible CO2 Application to Improve Oil Recovery for Small Producers

Subcontractor: The University of Kansas Center for Research

Principal Investigator: Jyun Syung Tsau
Project Number Project Status
07123-03 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Participants
Carmen Schmitt, Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
May 21, 2008 October 31, 2010
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$342,714.00 $274,171.00 $68,543.00
Project Objectives

This project seeks to demonstrate that “near miscible” carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding, where CO2 is injected at pressures below the minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) can result in incremental oil production.  Many reservoirs operated by small producers are at shallow depths below the MMP and have not generally been considered to be good candidates for CO2 injection. The application of CO2 injection at near miscible conditions may lead to development of CO2 projects by small producers in reservoirs where the MMP is not attainable at current operating reservoir pressures, in particular, the Arbuckle Formation of Kansas.

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Reports
File Type Date
Near Miscible CO2 Application to Improve Oil Recovery for Small Producers ( 3.9 MB ) Final Report 10/10
Presentations
Title: Near Miscible CO2 Application to Improve Oil Recovery for Small Producers - 02/10 ( 4.1 MB )