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Highlighting Wyoming for its Readiness in CCUS Technology

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has made it on the front page of the Department of Energy’s monthly Carbon Storage Newsletter highlighting their published StoryMap Wyoming is CCUS Ready!

The interactive StoryMap focuses on Wyoming’s infrastructure, geology and tax incentives as they relate to carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as well as other financial and environmental benefits.

CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Survey

Advanced Resources International has published the U.S. CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Survey for end-of-year 2020.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s Acting Director, Lon Whitman, is a contributor to an important and anticipated publication of the U.S. CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Survey.

The purpose of this updated survey is to provide a comprehensive status report of the 142 active CO2-EOR projects in the U.S., including enhanced production totals, reservoir characteristics, and other project parameters. 

Throughout a challenging year, incremental oil production from CO2-EOR declined about 8% to 273,000 barrels per day -- this total is on par with the overall decline in U.S. crude oil production in 2020.

Carbon Storage October

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release October’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair Webinar #2

Registration for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair closes on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:00 pm (MST)

Don’t miss out on the WOGF Webinar #2 featuring Mr. Jeffrey Eppink presenting Ambient Seismic Imaging.

Register NOW for the Webinar here

ExxonMobil Restarts Wyoming LaBarge CCS

ExxonMobil has initiated plans to expand carbon capture and storage capabilities (CCS) at its LaBarge natural gas field at the cost of $400 million to capture 1 million tons/year.

Natural gas from LaBarge contains a large CO2 component – about 65% – with methane (21%), nitrogen (7%), H2S (5%) and helium (0.6%) making up the remainder of the gas stream processed at ExxonMobil’s Shute Creek treating facility. Various CCS expansions at the facility since the field began producing in 1986 have increased CO2 capture to as much as 7mn mt/yr, most of which is used in enhanced oil recovery operations.

Wyoming Energy Rebound

Rotary rig counts are increasing and the natural resources and mining sector added jobs since this time last year.

Wyoming’s oil and gas industry continues to show signs of recovery from the 2020 pandemic shockwave that drove the price of oil below $0 per barrel, spurred layoffs and stalled production.

Midland CO2 Conference

Stimulating conversations between the field and office for 26 years

Organized by the Enhanced Oil Recovery’s Technical Advisory Board member, Mr. Steve Melzer and co-sponsored by SPE Permian Basin Section, the Midland CO2 Conference will focus on best CO2 practices and field tested innovations.

EORI’s Dr. Eric Robertson

Dr. Eric Robertson will present “Economic Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Powder River Basin Coal” at the Wyoming Geological Association’s luncheon on Friday, September 24, 2021 at noon (MDT)

Coalbeds too deep to be economically mined are potentially large storage reservoirs for the sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 and offer the benefit of enhanced methane production, which can offset some of the costs associated with CO2 sequestration.  The objective of this talk is to present results of work studying the economic feasibility of CO2 sequestration in unminable coal seams in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

To listen to Dr. Robertson’s presentation via Zoom, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday at 5pm requesting the zoom link.