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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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UND’s EERC wins Open Innovation Challenge award

The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota was named one of the five winners of the inaugural Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Sustainability Collaboration between Statoil and GE Oil and Gas. The challenge focused on the use of sand in unconventional oil and gas operations, and the EERC was recognized for its development ...

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Doing more with less: Carbonating the Bakken

In an effort to maximize the production potential of Bakken oil wells, the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is leading the charge in demonstrating the value of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques amidst the current, undulating, oil price market. Within the span of one year, oil prices have dropped by nearly half, causing oil and ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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C02 and advanced recovery to be tested in the Bakken

This summer, North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) will test the technique of using carbon dioxide for advanced oil recovery on its first commercial oil well, reports The Bismarck Tribune. The Tribune reports that EERC Director Tom Erickson said the center has been talking with its affiliates to select a well suitable for the testing process. This trial ...

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EERC releases flaring solutions database


Chad Wocken In support of the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Flaring Task Force, the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) created a database to house information regarding companies with technology and services capable of utilizing associated gas at the well site. To date, EERC’s database contains information from 35 companies and can be viewed at www.undeerc.org/flaring_solutions/Search.aspx. The types of technologies ...

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