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Enhanced oil recovery method using CO2 injection

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EP1258595A3
EP1258595A3 EP20020253397 EP02253397A EP1258595A3 EP 1258595 A3 EP1258595 A3 EP 1258595A3 EP 20020253397 EP20020253397 EP 20020253397 EP 02253397 A EP02253397 A EP 02253397A EP 1258595 A3 EP1258595 A3 EP 1258595A3
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gas
oil
dioxide
carbon
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German (de)
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EP1258595A2 (en )
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Shuen-Cheng Hwang
Kirk Walton Limbach
Ramakrishnan Ramachandran
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Linde Inc
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/16Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
    • E21B43/164Injecting CO2 or carbonated water

Abstract

A method for enhancing the recovery of oil from underground formations is disclosed. A gas mixture which contains greater than 50% by volume carbon dioxide, the remainder typically being an inert gas, is injected in the underground formation to lower the oil viscosity and surface tension and increase the oil swelling. Preferably, the gas mixture contains greater than 60% by volume carbon dioxide with a gas mixture containing greater than 70% by volume carbon dioxide preferred.
EP20020253397 2001-05-16 2002-05-15 Enhanced oil recovery method using CO2 injection Withdrawn EP1258595A3 (en)

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