The Southwest Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) is one of seven large-scale demonstration projects sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The SWP has a goal of permanently sequestering more than 1 million t of carbon dioxide (CO2) in an active enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) project in a mature waterflood in the Anadarko Basin. Goals of the project include optimizing the balance between EOR and storage, ensuring storage permanence, and developing best practices for carbon storage using man-made CO2.
The goal of the project is to inject at least 1 million t of CO2 into an active oil field undergoing EOR over a 4- to 5-year period. All CO2 used in the project is anthropogenic and would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere. Much of this injected CO2 will be trapped permanently in the subsurface. A primary objective is to quantify CO2 storage and better understand conditions and characteristics that promote such storage.
Background. The project site is located in the Anadarko Basin, a deep structural basin approximately 70,000 sq miles in size and primarily located in the northern Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma and extending into eastern Colorado and western Kansas. The basin is a mature oil-and-gas-production province but without access to natural CO2 sources. These factors combine to make the Anadarko an excellent region for combined EOR and carbon-storage projects using anthropogenic CO2....
Integrating Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Capture and Storage: Farnsworth Field
01 July 2017