CO2 injection ruled out on Draugen

Shell and Statoil have concluded that commercial use of carbon dioxide for reinjection into the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea is not practical.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway --Shell and Statoil have concluded that commercial use of carbon dioxide for reinjection into the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea is not practical.

Their joint study, initiated in March 2006, had investigated the use of CO2, captured onshore during power production, for enhanced oil recovery firstly on Draugen, and later on the Heidrun field in the same region.

The study found that the proposal was technically feasible, but would not recover sufficient oil volumes to make the investment worthwhile. Also, the associated modifications would have involved shutting down the Draugen platform for around one year.

06/29/2007

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