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Wyoming fights Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

The State of Wyoming filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against the Federal de-facto moratorium on oil and gas leasing

In the filing, Wyoming asks the Federal District Court of Wyoming for an injunction that orders the Secretary to hold quarterly oil and gas lease sales in Wyoming while the case is being considered, and orders the Secretary to hold the March and June 2021 Wyoming federal oil and gas lease sales as soon as reasonably possible.

April 2021Carbon Storage Newsletter

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release April’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 ITC to Host Large-Scale Carbon Capture Test Project

Governor Gordon announced Wyoming’s Integrated Test Center will host one of two large U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CO2 capture research projects.

The DOE has awarded $99 million to a pair of projects to continue their research into Phase III of the federal Demonstration of Large-Scale Pilot Carbon Capture Technologies program.

Polymer Flooding the Minnelusa

Report detailing the potential benefits of polymer flooding the Minnelusa Formation to improve oil production is now available from the EORI.

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.

CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects Survey

Advanced Resources Intl (ARI) has recently published a new, comprehensive status report of active CO2EOR projects in the U.S. from 2015 through 2019.

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.

Gordon Advocates for Wyoming Energy

Governor Gordon testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee that the Biden administration’s policy is harmful to Wyoming’s economy.

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 and Representative Mike Greear

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Commission members, Eli Bebout and Representative Mike Greear.

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.

Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Full Committee Hearing on the Department of the Interior’s Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

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.