Moving beyond conventional techniques, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to introduce carbon dioxide injection in its Gandhar field to recover an extra 20 million barrels of crude oil under the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programme which is being undertaken to improve India’s energy security.
While the technology is a proven concept in the West specially the US and Canada, ONGC’s project would be the first large scale CO2-injected project in Asia. The Gandhar experience would be replicated at other mature fields, said a company official. At present, steam and natural gas are pumped into the reservoir to loosen the crude oil and maintain well pressure. Read More…
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