Decarbonization

Study Describes Challenges, Opportunities of CO2 EOR in China

This paper discusses the challenges presented by factors such as infrastructure, types of primary energy, and investment.

Oil pumps working under the sky
Getty Images

One of the most attractive carbon capture, usage, and storage (CCUS) applications in China is that of carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery with captured CO2 (CCS EOR). CO2 EOR with captured CO2 presents an important path for China. The complete paper reviews the progress of CCUS technology in China. The current challenges of CCS EOR include high capture costs, small scale, low incremental oil recovery, and huge capital input. The costs can be significantly reduced when the scale is enlarged to the commercial level and transportation costs are further reduced by pipelines or trains.

Importance of CCUS

At the time of writing, 49 CCUS pilots or field tests had been conducted or were under construction in China.

×
SPE_logo_CMYK_trans_sm.png
Restricted Content
We're sorry, but this content is reserved for SPE Members. If you are a member, please sign in at the top of the page for access. If you are not a member and you find JPT content valuable, we encourage you to become a part of the SPE member community.