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Three approaches for estimating recovery factors in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery

Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5062

Edited by:
Mahendra K. Verma
https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175062

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Preface

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 authorized the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a national assessment of geologic storage resources for carbon dioxide (CO2) and requested the USGS to estimate the “potential volumes of oil and gas recoverable by injection and sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide in potential sequestration formations” (42 U.S.C. 17271(b)(4)). Geologic CO2 sequestration associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) using CO2 in existing hydrocarbon reservoirs has the potential to increase the U.S. hydrocarbon recoverable resource. The objective of this report is to provide detailed information on three approaches that can be used to calculate the incremental recovery factors for CO2-EOR. Therefore, the contents of this report could form an integral part of an assessment methodology that can be used to assess the sedimentary basins of the United States for the hydrocarbon recovery potential using CO2-EOR methods in conventional oil reservoirs.

Suggested Citation

Verma, M.K., ed., 2017, Three approaches for estimating recovery factors in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5062–A–E, variously paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175062.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • A. General Introduction and Recovery Factors
  • B. Using CO2 Prophet to Estimate Recovery Factors for Carbon Dioxide Enhanced
    Oil Recovery
  • C. Application of Decline Curve Analysis To Estimate Recovery Factors for Carbon
    Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • D. Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery Performance According to the Literature
  • E. Summary of the Analyses for Recovery Factors

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Three approaches for estimating recovery factors in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2017-5062
DOI:
10.3133/sir20175062
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
88 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N