Produced water from CO2-EOR in the Illinois Basin

Seyed A. Dastgheib, Chad Knutson, Yaning Yang

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Significant volumes of produced water might be available from future CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) operations. Produced water can be considered as a potential resource if it can be treated and transported in a costeffective manner. An estimation of potential quantity of produced water from EOR-CO2 in the Illinois Basin (USA) and a detailed characterization of produced water samples are presented in this paper. A potential volume of 4.1 billion barrels of water from potential future CO2-EOR operations in the twenty largest oilfields in Illinois Basin can be produced. Produced water samples, collected from four main Illinois oilfields, have high salinities and contain various major and trace species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6878-6886
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2014
Event12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 9 2014


  • CO-EOR
  • EOR
  • Illinois basin
  • Oilfield
  • Produced water
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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