CO2 Enhanced oil recovery
Similar term(s): EOR.
Injection of CO2 into
depleting oil reservoirs to recover additional oil beyond what would have been
recovered by conventional drilling.
Source: GreenFacts, based on
In the most common CO2 enhanced oil recovery method, miscible
CO2 becomes dissolved in the crude oil and both causes the oil to
swell and reduces its viscosity - which drives and enables the oil to slip
through the rock formation toward the oil recovery well.
Español: Recuperación Asistida de petróleo (por CO2)
Français: Récupération assistée du pétrole par le CO2
Nederlands: Verbeterde oliewinning (met CO2)