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CO2 Enhanced oil recovery

Similar term(s): EOR.

Definition:

Injection of CO2 into depleting oil reservoirs to recover additional oil beyond what would have been recovered by conventional drilling.

Source: GreenFacts, based on CSLF glossary  

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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.

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Español: Recuperación Asistida de petróleo (por CO2)
Français: Récupération assistée du pétrole par le CO2
Nederlands: Verbeterde oliewinning (met CO2)

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