Northern Lights and Blue Logic Win ONS 2020 Innovation Awards
Winning innovators focused on environment, safety, and operational efficiency.
Range Resources Among First Shale Producers To Aim for Net-Zero Emissions by 2025
Through a combination of reducing operational emissions and offsetting projects, the shale-gas producer has set a new benchmark for its sector.
Denbury Files for Bankruptcy With a Plan To Slash Debt
Add Denbury Resources to the list of oil companies filing for bankruptcy protection with a plan that may make for a quick trip through the debt-reduction process.
Operator Consortium Pledges Emissions Cuts as Proportion of Production
Although based on “intensity” and not “absolute” emissions, oil giants say it’s a step toward net-zero goals for 2050.
Norway’s Northern Lights CCUS Project Hits a Yellow Light
An independent study pegged the cost of the project at about $2.6 billion, 80% of which Norway’s government planned to fund. The ministry said there is uncertainty about Northern Lights’ benefits and that it could prove to be unprofitable.
BP Slashes Up to $17.5 Billion in Assets; Cites Pandemic for Swifter Shift to Net Zero
Write-offs include billions for early-exploration-stage projects that the company will now cut.
Major Operators Submit Plans for Northern Lights JV
An investment decision this year would sanction Norway’s first CO2 storage project. Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024.
BP Aims for Net-Zero Emissions, Oxy To End Flaring
BP says it is firmly committed to achieving the ambitious target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years—even if that means producing less oil and gas.
As Industry Changes, So Does Petroleum Engineering Education
The industry is becoming increasingly complex, leading to changes in how universities approach education for undergraduate study.
In the Shale Business, It’s Time for Another Revolution
The report card for unconventional oil and gas producers from a leading industry analyst is A+ for growth and F- for paying back investors.
First CO2-Enhanced-Oil-Recovery Demonstration Project in Saudi Arabia
An operator has designed a demonstration project for carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and has implemented it in one of its fields.
Overview of Carbon Dioxide Injection and Water-Alternating-Gas Sensitivity
This paper presents an overview of the SACROC Unit’s activity focusing on different carbon dioxide (CO2) injection and water-alternating-gas (WAG) projects that have made the SACROC unit one of the most successful CO2 injection projects in the world.
With New Advance, Natural Gas Filtering Technology Moves Closer to Commercial Reality
A new material under development is highly effective at sieving carbon dioxide from natural gas streams and is also cheap and easy to make, according to researchers.
Experimental and Numerical Studies of CO2 EOR in Unconventional Reservoirs
This study explores the mechanisms contributing to oil recovery with numerical modeling of experimental work and investigates the effects of various parameters on oil recovery.
Incentivizing Energy and Climate Innovation
In a quiet industrial park in suburban Toronto, there is a machine that eats carbon dioxide (CO2) and spits out fuel. A world away, at a world-class research institute in Bangalore, India, engineers have developed a completely different technology to convert CO2 into industrial chemicals.
Plume Modeling Establishes Efficacy, Safety of Gas Extraction From Lake Kivu, Rwanda
A floating gas-extraction facility was constructed to extract gas-laden water, separate the CH4 and some of the CO2, and reinject the degassed water, thus increasing the safety of the lake and simultaneously providing CH4.
ATCE: Fast Start for First Saudi CO2 EOR Project
Saudi Aramco saw a jump in production for a type of EOR that often takes years to see full benefits.
Viscosity and Stability of Dry CO2 Foams for Improved Oil Recovery
Carbon dioxide (CO2)/water foams are of interest for mobility control in CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and as energized fracture fluids or as hybrid processes that combine aspects of both processes.
Chemical-Looping Combustion: An Emerging Carbon-Capture Technology
In chemical-looping combustion (CLC), oxygen is transferred from an air reactor to a fuel reactor by means of a solid oxygen carrier.
CO2-Based Enhanced Oil Recovery From Unconventional Reservoirs
In this study, detailed petrophysical and geological field models focusing on the middle and lower members of the Bakken Formation were developed.
A Portfolio of Commercial-Scale Carbon-Capture-and-Storage Demonstration Projects
A major oil company is progressing a portfolio of commercial-scale carbon-capture-and-storage (CCS) demonstration projects covering an array of technologies that target applications of relevance to the wider oil and gas industry.
There remain a number of challenges with CO2 EOR. These include gravity override, poor sweep efficiency, and economic factors.
CO2-Energized-Acid Treatment Reduces Freshwater Use, Boosts Well Performance
Carbon dioxide (CO2) with 30% foam quality (FQ) has been introduced for the first time during acid fracturing treatments in a tight, sour, high-pressure/high-temperature carbonate gas reservoir in Saudi Arabia.
Guest Editorial: Creating Value From Flared Natural Gas
Approximately 5% of world annual gas production is being flared or vented. This is equivalent to approximately 110–140 billion m3 (Bcm) of gas, and equates to the combined gas consumption of Central and South America in 2013.
Beyond the Headlines: Fugitive Gas and Flaring: Current and Future Realities
Are fugitive releases of natural gas and flaring environmental concerns? Can these be ameliorated today and even better in the future? Yes and yes.
Guest Editorial: Climate Policy with Low Oil Prices
Without serious climate policy restrictions, the use of cheaper oil will likely grow and extend its life expectancy throughout the global energy system.
Controlled-Freeze-Zone Technology for the Distillation of High-CO2 Natural Gas
The technology described by the authors provides the simplicity of a single-step distillation process for the separation of CO2 from natural gas. The technology has shown the potential to separate CO2 and other impurities from natural gas more efficiently and more cost-effectively.
The Effect of Pore Structure on CO2 Relative Permeability
In this study, the authors use measured CO2/brine relative permeability data available in the literature to study the behavior of the data obtained for various rocks.
Enhanced Gas Recovery by CO2 Sequestration vs. Refracturing Treatment
In this paper, two different EGR methods are investigated and systematically compared in terms of efficiency.
Use of a CO2-Hybrid Fracturing Design To Enhance Production
This paper introduces a new carbon dioxide (CO2) -hybrid fracturing-fluid design that intends to improve production from ultratight reservoirs and reduces freshwater usage.
Visualization of CO2 EOR by Molecular Diffusion in Fractured Chalk
This work demonstrates that molecular diffusion may be a viable oil-recovery mechanism in fractured reservoirs during injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
A project to predict how much carbon dioxide injected into an oil field is likely to remain there forever set off the US Department of Energy (DOE) on a search for faster data analysis methods.
Gelled Emulsions of CO2, Water, and Nanoparticles
This paper investigates the use of gelling CO2/water emulsions, stabilized by silica nanoparticles, to control the mobility of CO2.
Enhanced Recovery in Unconventional Liquid Reservoirs by Use of CO2
This study presents experimental results on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as an enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) agent in preserved, rotary sidewall reservoir core samples with negligible permeability.
Development of Small-Molecule CO2 Thickeners
In this paper, a strategy for designing a novel small-molecule CO2 thickener is detailed.
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