Enhanced recovery

Carbon capture and storage, with the potential for usage, will be crucial if the world is to prevent global warming. While Norway has been injecting captured CO2 in saline aquifers since the mid-1990s, there has been no attempt, and no plans exist in Europe, to use CO2 for EOR. Why not?
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This work explores the synergistic effects of smartwater in polymerflooding, surfactant/polymerflooding, carbonated waterflooding, and foam-assisted gas-injection.

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