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Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative Supports Carbon Capture

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) was released on April 17, 2020 and announces a 90-day public comment period ending on July 16, 2020.

The State of Wyoming proposes to designate a statewide pipeline corridor network for future pipeline development associated with carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as well as associated enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) facilities across private, state and BLM-managed lands.

Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative Could Save Wildlife

Bloomberg Law – April 16, 2020

The Bloomberg Law publication announced the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Environmental Impact statement (DEIS) for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) and is now open for public comments through July 16, 2020.

Mitigating the Potential Impact of COVID-19 and a Crude Oil Price Collapse on Wyoming’s Energy-Centric Economy Through Actionable Investment Strategies Available to the State

Open Water Capital Partners has published a study entitled Mitigating the Potential Impact of COVID-19 and a Crude Oil Price Collapse on Wyoming’s Energy-Centric Economy Through Actionable Investment Strategies Available to the State. 

In their study, Open Water Capital Partners highlights solutions to mitigate the long-term effects of a sustained downturn in coal, oil and natural gas and introduces strategies to limit the downturn’s impact while supporting Wyoming’s energy industry.

Open Water Capital Partners introduce strategies to curtail this impact to Wyoming’s economy with a three-pronged approach providing “immediate financial relief to operators, access to longer term liquidity amidst the volatility, and establishes a platform to more broadly diversify state revenue streams. This paper advocates the use of existing legislative authority to prosecute the following three programs:

EORI's Solutions to Governor Gordon for the Survival of Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Industry

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) offers proactive solutions to Governor Gordon for the survival of Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Industry during this downturn.

The Institute predicts unconventional drilling will become less important while improved and enhanced recovery methods in conventional reservoirs will be of critical importance to Wyoming’s oil and gas sector due to expected oil prices. The Institute offers immediate changes be considered to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) policies regarding the approval of idle well bonds to initiate construction.

EORI's Expertise Applauded

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) was recognized as having the expertise to advance new technologies and seek new energy market opportunities during a downturn. 

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Executive Director, Dr. Holly Krutka wrote an op-ed article in the Casper Star Tribune published on April 11, 2020. In the opinion piece entitled Krutka: Doubling down on energy innovation in a downturn, Dr. Krutka heralds Wyoming’s focus on innovation and technology advancements made possible through historic investments in research to help Wyoming stakeholders weather a downturn.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, or EORI, aims to propel energy technology and innovation forward for the benefit of oil producers and the state of Wyoming.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, or EORI, aims to propel energy technology and innovation forward for the benefit of oil producers and the state of Wyoming.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute was in the spotlight this week as Camille Erickson from the Casper Star Tribune reported on their presence in the Casper community and the technologies and innovations the group brings to oil producers and the state of Wyoming.

Carbon-Capture Uncertain Future Amid IRS Delays

EORI Director Steven M. Carpenter is quoted in the article as an industry expert in the field of EOR.

A recent article published in Bloomberg Tax outlines the difficulties faced by proposed carbon capture projects due to a lack of guidance and clarity from the IRS.

Carbon Capture projects are expensive endeavors; investors are unwilling to back proposed projects until the IRS interprets parts of the new law under tax code Section 45Q, clarifying what structures qualify for enhanced and extended tax credits.

CO2 Conference Testimonial Video

Listen to Steve Melzer & Lon Whitman as they and other event organizers, participants and attendees discuss the 25th annual CO2 Conference.

EORI's Technical Outreach Lon Whitman joins EORI's Technical Advisory Board Member Steve Melzer in a testimonial video about the upcoming CO2 conference in Midland, TX on December 9th, 2019.