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Century Plant Fact Sheet: Commercial EOR using Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide

Company/Alliance: Occidental Petroleum, Sandridge Energy

Location: Pecos County, Texas, USA

Start Date: 2010

Size: 8.4 Mt/yr

CO2 Source: Koch Nitrogen's Enid Fertilizer plant

Transportation: 43 km onshore pipeline

Oil Field EOR Storage Site: Permain Basin Fields

Injection Depth: Various

Reservoir Type: Various

Comments: Century plant is the largest single industrial source CO2 capture facility in North America. Capacity of up to 8.4 Mt/yr however only 5 Mt/yr is being used. The plant also produces Methane gas for market.

The CO2 is for use in Occidental Petroleum's EOR projects in the Permian Basin. The facilities were built by Sandridge Energy.

Occidental Petroleum is thought to have invested $1.1 billion in the development of the plant.

The Permian Basin of West Texas and southeast New Mexico is one of the largest and most active oil basins in the United States, with the entire basin accounting for approximately 15 percent of total United States oil production. Occidental produces approximately 16% of the basin. The project allows Occidental Petroleum to use at least 3.5 trillion cubic feet of CO2 for our EOR projects throughout the Permian Basin and to develop approximately 500 million barrels of reserves from currently owned assets at an attractive cost.

Occidental Petroleum’s 2.5 million net acres in the Permian contain new plays such as the Avalon shale, Bone Spring, Wolfbone/Wolfcamp, Cline shale, Wolfberry and Delaware.

Project Link: Occidental Petroleum's EOR Website

Other Sources and Press Releases:
Occidental to Develop Major New Texas Enhanced Oil Recovery Assets, Increasing U.S. Production (June 2008)