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?
This work explores the synergistic effects of smartwater in polymerflooding, surfactant/polymerflooding, carbonated waterflooding, and foam-assisted gas-injection.
Our industry has consistently demonstrated resilience, adaptivity, and creativity. In the era of industry transition to low-carbon operations, opportunities exist for selective EOR methods to revive and contribute. The selected papers in this feature include examples of innovative approaches for developing efficient EOR schemes and advanced modeling and optimization.

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