Polymer-augmented waterflooding has proven to be a successful method for improving production in Minnelusa oil reservoirs. Advantages of using polymer include: low cost, prevention of early water breakthroughs, improvement in volumetric sweep and conformance, reducing water production, and mobilizing bypassed oil.
This report provides the first update of CO2EOR project data since the final publication of the Oil & Gas Journal (OGJ) EOR Survey in 2014. The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) and Steve Melzer (Melzer Consulting and member of the EORI Technical Advisory Board (TAB) were part of the team developing the report with ARI.
During testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Governor Mark Gordon stressed the importance of oil and gas leasing on federal lands in Wyoming, and emphasized that the current moratorium is both unnecessary and discriminatory.
Eli Bebout is a veteran Wyoming politician and former President of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 26 from Riverton, in Fremont County. A Republican, Bebout is also a former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, and his party's nominee for governor in the 2002 general election. Committee assignments included Chairman of the Joint Minerals Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee and served as Chair of the Joint Appropriations and the Senate Appropriations Committees and member of the Enhanced and Improved Oil Recovery Commission.
The purpose of this hearing is to examine energy development on federal lands, focusing on the current status of the Department of the Interior’s onshore oil and gas leasing program
The hearing was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The Biden Administration recently signed an executive order requiring his agencies to factor in social cost estimates when analyzing regulatory actions. Federal appointees will be required to establish a damages value based upon global environmental damages from climate changes. These values are referred to as the “social cost of carbon,” the “social cost of methane” and the “social cost of nitrous oxide.”
“The announcement by the Bureau of Land Management ‘to not hold’ the second quarter oil and gas lease sale due to an ongoing review ordered by President Biden is disappointing, disheartening and not surprising,” said Gordon in the statement. “Federal reviews of anything typically take months, and sometimes years.”
The process, according to the announcement, can reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by more than 50%, reduce raw material costs and increase profitability. CarbonBuilt’s technology increases the use of low-cost waste materials and cuts back on the need for traditional cement.