Title: Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Carbon Dioxide in the European Energy System
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC32102
ISBN: 92-79-01044-1
Other Identifiers: EUR 21895 EN
OP LD-NA-21895-EN-C
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC32102
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide (CO2-EOR) is a method that can increase oil production beyond what is typically achievable using conventional recovery methods by injecting, and hence storing, carbon dioxide (CO2) in the oil reservoir. This report indicates that the maximum technical potential for increased oil recovery is significant while the CO2 storage capacity is relatively small. A detailed economic analysis suggests that at the oil rpcies of today and with a financial incentive for CO2 storage, a number of CO2-EOR operations could be viable in the North Sea. These projects can contribute to the improvement of the European security of supply by increasing indigenous oil production, and assist in the reduction of GHG emissions and catalyse the development of decarbonised energy conversion technologies by providing the means for safe and permanent storage of CO2.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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