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TitleCO2 sequestration in shallow, thin, heavy oil reservoirs
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorEnergy Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Source 2009, 2 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
LinksProject Leader
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Séquestration de CO2 dans des reservoirs minces et peu profonds de pétrole lourd
File formatpdf; html
Subjectsenvironmental geology; fossil fuels; Nature and Environment; energy; gas storage; environmental impacts; environmental controls; oil; hydrocarbon recovery; carbon dioxide; Climate change
Illustrationsphotographs; schematic diagrams
Released2009 01 01; 2019 02 07
This project will focus on targeted research R&D activities to develop new knowledge and methods for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in heavy oil reservoirs, using injected CO2 that could be permanently stored in the reservoirs, a new approach in heavy oil extraction. It will capture CO2 from Husky's ethanol plant and heavy oil upgrader, then transport and inject it into heavy oil reservoirs located in the vicinity of the upgrader. This is expected to enhance oil recovery and help determine the suitability of heavy oil reservoirs for CO2 sequestration. Eventually, this project could lead to the capture of up to 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from the Husky ethanol plant and upgrader by purifying, dehydrating, compressing and transporting the CO2 to heavy oil reservoirs throughout the Lloydminster area. Valued added by CO2-based EOR can be a key component of sustainable sequestration, and the demonstration of the integration of capture and EOR with ultimate sequestration would be a major milestone.

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