Friday, December 17, 2010

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

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There is not much activity in North Dakota yet on enhanced oil recovery, but more and more stories are starting to appear, so I might as well get ready for them.


November 23, 2011: Investopedia highlights Denbury Onshore and EOR. OXY and Denbury appear to be the largest EOR players in the US.

August 11, 2011: PDF presentation -- Elk Oil and Denbury partnership in the Niobrara; first CO2 joint venture for Elk Oil.

July 25, 2011: Whiting to buy CO2 from a planned Permian basin coal-fueled power plant at Penwell, Tex., near Odessa.

July 23, 2011: EOR update in Wyoming.

July 23, 2011: Government fact sheet

December 17, 2010: Company wants to store CO2 in underground dome in North Dakota. Link here. The company's plans are being met with skepticism.


  1. Currently, I am wondering if anyone has any idea about what the EPA is going to require in terms of water cleanup in field operations, whether the well is fracked or not.

    My associates and I are working a new oil/water separation technology that would speed up well flows, and separate out the oil, water, gas, minerals.

    It's a new in-line, electronic process. Early tests show the water as potable, good for irrigation. We will add membranes if needed to get it even cleaner. But the concern here is are we all trying to hit a moving target? I would appreciate any feedback.


    Steve Joslyn
    Joslyn Consulting

  2. Since some folks may not see comments, I have also asked the question in a stand-alone post. Hopefully this all works out.

    1. Thanks Bruce!


    2. Hopefully you will hear something. I don't get a lot of replies / comments, but maybe someone will have something for you.

      Just after getting your first note earlier today, I saw this at Rigzone:

      I have no idea if this has any relevance.