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Assessing the risks of storing CO2 underground

All of the carbon dioxide siphoned from power plant flue gas has to go somewhere — not back into the sky as greenhouse gas. That somewhere is typically underground. CO2 can be used for enhanced oil recovery — to stimulate the flow of untapped oil in fields exhausted by conventional methods. It can also just be pumped deep underground through ...

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Could enhanced oil recovery be getting a tax break?

North Dakota’s leading oil industry regulator has suggested the possibility of providing incentives for companies considering using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods, reports The Bismarck Tribune. Speaking to the interim Taxation Committee at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms outlined various enhanced recovery techniques. He told the committee that using these methods can sometimes ...

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Statoil to test CO2 well stimulation in the Bakken

Utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) as an energized fracturing fluid is a common practice in Canada. In the United States, however, introducing new methods of enhanced oil recovery and well stimulation usually requires a global oil player to lead the charge. As reported by Hart Energy’s E&P Magazine, Statoil has a reputation for being open to embracing new and innovative technologies ...

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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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Partnership acquires former Anadarko assets

As of last week, several former Anadarko facilities in Wyoming operate under new ownership. Partnering companies KKR and Fleur de Lis Energy (FDL) announced Wednesday that they’d acquired several CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) assets in the Powder River and Green River Basins. “The FDL team has a deep history and significant experience acquiring and operating similar, high-quality oil fields ...

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Research: Could re-injecting captured gas enhance production?

In search of new methods for enhanced oil recovery, an assistant professor at Montana Tech’s petroleum engineering department is researching methods of utilizing gas that would otherwise be burned off into the atmosphere. As reported by The Bakken Magazine, Todd Hoffman is in the process of developing and testing the viability of retrieving and compressing gas at the well site ...

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North Dakota senator to push again for clean coal legislation

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will re-introduce legislation on Thursday designed to encourage the development of clean coal technologies that could keep the fuel a key source of American power generation. The bill, which is likely to be popular in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate but face opposition from the White House, would offer financial incentives for ...

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