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Coffeyville Fact Sheet: Commercial EOR using Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide

Company/Alliance: CVR Energy (Capture source) and Chaparral Energy (Compression and transport), Blue Source

Location: Kansas, USA

Start Date: Commercial scale in 2013

Size: 0.7-0.8 Mt/yr. (2,400 tons per day)

CO2 Source: Fertiliser production

Transportation: 112 km pipeline

Oil Field Storage Site: North Burbank Unit in Osage County, Oklahoma

Injection Depth: 3,000 foot [914.4 m]

Reservoir Type: Naturally fractured sandstone reservoir


CVR Energy's subsidiary Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC owns and operates a nitrogen fertilizer facility in Coffeyville, KS. As a byproduct of manufacturing ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate fertilizers, the plant currently produces about 850,000 tons per year (40 MMscf/d) of CO2. In this project, almost all of the fertilizer plant's CO2 will be captured by Chaparral, who will construct a CO2 compression facility at the plant site and install approximately 70 miles of pipeline to deliver the CO2 to its North Burbank Unit in Osage County.

Injection of CO2 into the North Burbank Unit began in June 2013 with throughput rising to a daily rate of approximately 2,400 tonnes by the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Oil revenue from the EOR is being used to pay for the CO2 pipeline infrastructure.

The target formation is the Pennsylvanian Burbank Sandstone a member of the Cherokee shale. A Fluvial sandstone with individual river channels.

Project Link: Chaparral Energy Website

Other Sources and Press Releases:

Blue Source Case Study
A “CO2 Midstream” Overview (December 2013)
Chaparral Energy Agrees to a CO2 Purchase and Sale Agreement With CVR Energy for Capture of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (March 2011)
An Overview and Evaluation of the North Burbank Unit Block A Polymer Flood Project, Osage County, Oklahoma
Blue Source, LLC and Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC Announce Plan to Develop a Kansas Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Project