Use of carbon dioxide in enhanced oil recovery.

@article{Orr1984UseOC,
  title={Use of carbon dioxide in enhanced oil recovery.},
  author={Franklin M. Orr and James Taber},
  journal={Science},
  year={1984},
  volume={224 4649},
  pages={
          563-9
        }
}
Large volumes of oil will remain in U.S. oil reservoirs when standard recovery methods have been completed. Supercritical carbon dioxide can be used to recover part of that remaining oil. If carbon dioxide is dense enough, it extracts hydrocarbons from the oil to make a mixture miscible with crude oil. Such a mixture can recover 95 percent of the oil in controlled laboratory flow settings. Heterogeneity of reservoir rocks and the low viscosity of carbon dioxide reduce the fraction of oil… CONTINUE READING
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