Department of Energy demonstration project doubles oilfield output

May 22, 2013

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) have long been topics of interest here at EnerGeoPolitics.  The Department of Energy is interested in combining the two into Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS).  The idea is to capture carbon, pump it into aging oil wells to boost production (the utilization stage) and then seal the carbon underground (the storage stage).  There is a large demonstration project underway in Port Arthur, Texas  that has been able to capture and store more than 1 million cubic feet of CO2 while doubling oil field production from 1.6 million to 3.1 million barrels annually.


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