Investigation of liquid CO 2 sequestration and EOR in low temperature oil reservoirs in the Illinois Basin

Scott M Frailey, John P. Grube, Beverly Seyler, Robert J. Finley

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Abstract

A research plan was developed to investigate the use of depleting (mature) oil reservoirs with formation temperatures less than critical temperature of CO 2 to sequester liquid CO 2 and investigate the implications of EOR from the liquid CO 2 displacement process. Liquid CO 2 was successfully generated in laboratory experiment of an Illinois crude oil and an Appalachian pilot flood. The laboratory experiment demonstrated displacement and solution-gas drive components to the liquid CO 2 EOR concept. Basin wide temperature and pressure gradient rules-of-thumb present 910 oil producing horizons ranging from depths of 900 to 2700 ft that may be candidates. Including low temperature oil reservoirs as sequestration targets in the Illinois Basin, CO 2 storage capacity might increase by 20 times. This is an abstract of a paper was presented at the SPE-DOE 14th Improved Symposium Oil Recovery Proceedings (Tulsa, OK 4/17-21/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jul 30 2004
Event2004 SPE - DOE Fourteenth Inproved Symposium Oil Recovery Proceedings: Clean Sweep Strategies - Tulsa, OK, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2004Apr 21 2004

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Other2004 SPE - DOE Fourteenth Inproved Symposium Oil Recovery Proceedings: Clean Sweep Strategies
CountryUnited States
CityTulsa, OK
Period4/17/044/21/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Frailey, S. M., Grube, J. P., Seyler, B., & Finley, R. J. (2004). Investigation of liquid CO 2 sequestration and EOR in low temperature oil reservoirs in the Illinois Basin. Paper presented at 2004 SPE - DOE Fourteenth Inproved Symposium Oil Recovery Proceedings: Clean Sweep Strategies, Tulsa, OK, United States.