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Enid Fertilizer Fact Sheet: Commercial EOR using Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide

Company/Alliance: Koch Nitrogen Company, Chaparral Energy

Location: Oklahoma, USA

Start Date: 1982

Size: 0.68 Mt/yr

CO2 Source: Koch Nitrogen's Enid Fertilizer plant

Transportation: 225 km onshore pipeline

Oil Field EOR Storage Site: Northeast Purdy and the Brady Unit of the composite Golden Trend Field, as well as the Sko-Vel-Tum Field, both south of Oklahoma City.

Injection Depth: 3000 km depth

Reservoir Type: Muddy Formation Sandstone

Comments: EOR started in these fields as early as 1982. However CO2 from Enid Fertilizer has been used since 2003.

In early 2010, Koch Nitrogen completed upgrades and expansion of its Enid Oklahoma Plant, having purchased the plant in 2003.

Chaparral Energy is also operating the Coffeyville CO2 capture project in Kansas, where in 2013 0.85 MT/yr CO2 is captured for EOR.

In 2005 Anadarko Petroleum had 2 CO2 floods ongoing at the Northeast Purdy and Bradley Unit fields. The EOR production from the Northeast Purdy Field was 1,800 bbls/day, and in the Bradley Unit 600 bbls/day.

Project Link: Koch Fertilizer Website

Other Sources and Press Releases:
Chaparral Energy Begins CO2 Injection at Enhanced Oil Recovery Project in Historic North Burbank Oil Field (July 2013)
Chaparral Energy CO2/EOR Operations Open House (July 2013)
Basin orientated strategies for CO2 Enhanced oil recover. Oklahoma (March 2005)