This was a monitoring-related activity for a large-scale project that utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery at a Canadian oil field. The goal of the project was to determine the performance and undertake a thorough risk assessment of CO2 storage in conjunction with its use in enhanced oil recovery. The work program encompassed four major technical themes of the project: geological integrity, wellbore injection and integrity, storage monitoring methods, and risk assessment and storage mechanisms. Results from these technical themes, integrated with policy research, were incorporated into a best practices manual for future CO2 enhanced oil recovery projects.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its Melbourne meeting in September 2004.
Links to more information:
- Project website
- Project update (November 2008)
- Project presentation
- Poster from Berlin workshop (left panel; right panel) (September 2005)
- Poster from Paris workshop (March 2007)
- Project details (from International Energy Agency website)
Photo courtesy of Petroleum Technology Research Centre.