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Wyoming’s Public Media highlights Jeffrey Brown

Jeff Brown, the Director of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming's Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute was featured in a news piece focusing on a new analysis of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to mitigate climate change.

Brown’s analysis models the economics of connecting carbon capture sites across the U.S. with underground storage sites, thus helping to reduce the cost of preventing climate change. 

Transportation Infrastructure for Carbon Capture and Storage

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) and the University of Wyoming’s Jeffrey Brown explore the planning of CO2 transportation networks on a regional scale and ascertains the economic and environmental benefits that can be achieved through economies of scale to meet the US midcentury decarbonization goals.

This paper represents the results of modeling efforts to identifying regional scale CO2 transport infrastructure that would serve existing facilities and allow participation by new capture projects and facilities in the near future.

The analysis identifies near-term capture and storage opportunities, then designs and plans the regional transport infrastructure required to maximize CO2 reductions while minimizing cost and land use impacts throughout the Midwest, Rockies, Plains, Gulf Coast, and Texas.

Seeking Wyoming Oil & Gas Operators for New Sponsored Study

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI), University of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyoming is Sponsoring a Microbial Treatment Field Test Study to Address Paraffin Problems. 

Well selection is currently underway and will remain open until 15 qualifying wells are selected, or through October, 2021.

Operators are encouraged to submit wells for study consideration as soon as possible, as there is no out-of-pocket cost to the operator/s. Specific criteria and performance of outlined protocol, as well as a contract, are required. Detailed information on the study may be found here.

EORI’s Director Dr. Steven M. Carpenter presents for Petrolern

The Cowboy Unicorn, hosted by Petrolern’s At-home Seminar Series (PASS) on May 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute is pleased to announce Dr. Steven M. Carpenter will be presenting on Wyoming’s CCUS feasible opportunities and will share and relate Wyoming’s unique position and leadership in CCUS research and technology.  Dr. Carpenter is an engaging public speaker and a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in the international energy and mining industry. He is an internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), climate change, carbon, and risk management issues.  His work includes technical assessment, public policy, legal and regulatory issues, training and education.

Northern Denver-Julesburg Basin Production Trends

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI), University of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyoming has published a study highlighting the best practices for drilling the Codell and Niobrara formations of the northern Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin in southeastern Wyoming.

This work details how best practices were obtained through optimized design and yielded better overall economics when modeled. 

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s Jessica L. Barhaug, Senior Engineer, and Stephen T. Whitaker, Technical Director and Senior Petroleum Geologist, are the authors of the paper, entitled “Northern Denver-Julesburg Basin Production Trends – A Multivariate Approach" published online April of 2020 on EORI’s website under the Projects tab.  Barhaug and Whitaker initiated the study to determine the ideal drilling and completion program for a targeted reservoir and evaluate the economic results.  The authors compared the current drilling and completion practices to analyze the main drivers behind cumulative oil production at different time intervals while simultaneously considering the economics that are influencing the decision makers.

Federal Reserve Board’s Lending Program Could Help Wyoming Oil and Gas

Casper Star Tribune - May 4, 2020

The Federal Reserve is expanding the scope and eligibility of its Main Street Lending Program to provide access to financial relief for small and mid-size companies with fewer than 15,000 employees or less than $5 billion in annual revenue.  The new guidelines will provide relief to the Wyoming oil and gas operators that were not eligible under the Payroll Protection Program.

Wyoming Energy Authority Hiring

Wyoming Energy Authority – Open through May 18, 2020 or until filled

The Wyoming Energy Authority is a combination of multiple state agencies interacting with and advocating for the state’s energy industry and will operate as a service to state and stakeholders to improve the state’s energy program.

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.