Advanced Resources International Newsletter December 2016 Issue
Advanced Resources International Quarterly Newsletter

Advanced Resources International is a professional services firm that provides geological, reservoir engineering, business and policy analysis and advice on a global basis related to unconventional gas resources, enhanced oil recovery and geologic carbon sequestration. Our quarterly update highlights current industry trends, ongoing and completed projects, recent publications, upcoming workshops and events, and company news. We encourage you to visit our website at www.adv-res.com to learn more about our company history, research and technology activities, industry news and much more. You may also contact our offices listed at the bottom of this page for additional information.

14th Annual (2016) EOR Carbon Management Workshop
Panel on Advanced Recovery in Horizontal Plays: Thoughts on CO2-EOR following DUROZ

George J. Koperna, Jr., gave a presentation at the 22nd Annual (2016) CO2 Conference workshop, held in Midland, Texas, December 7, 2016. His presentation summarized next-step development considerations for existing wells in the Permian Basin horizontal ROZ depressuring play. Because of the depressuring process, follow-on CO2-EOR would require building reservoir pressure back to near MMP, which can be done with gas, water, or a combination of both fluids, each with a very different impact on project downtime. Varying well placement scenarios were discussed, highlighting the use of vertical production wells to “open up” the remainder of the ROZ section for future CO2-EOR operations in order to further develop the play.

For more information:
http://www.co2conference.net/

Using CO2-EOR, the ROZ and Carbon Management for Energy Independence

Vello Kuuskraa, President, gave a presentation at the 14th Annual (2016) EOR Carbon Management Workshop held in Midland, Texas, December 6, 2016. This presentation summarized how the combination of CO2-EOR in the ROZ and carbon management (CCUS) could enable the U.S. to achieve energy (oil) independence, while greatly reducing CO2 emissions from the electric power sector. First is the need to address and overcome a series of real and perceived barriers hindering CCUS becoming widely accepted, including communicating the full set of benefits of CO2-EOR produced oil (that stores CO2) over conventionally produced oil (that does not store CO2). Finally, the use of CO2-EOR could provide $70 per metric ton of “incentives” for capturing CO2, including $32/mt from CO2 sales and $38/mt from “revenue neutral” tax credits. With advances in technology and additional financial support, this would enable 60% of the current U.S. electric power capacity to install carbon capture and sell the captured CO2 for use and storage by the EOR industry.

For more information:
/pdf/Kuuskraa-ROZ-Midland-CO2-ROZ-DEC-2016.pdf

Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies
Potential Issues and Costs Associated with Verifying CO2 Storage During and After CO2-EOR

On November 18, 2016, Michael Godec presented a paper entitled “Potential Issues and Costs Associated with Verifying CO2 Storage During and After CO2-EOR,” at the 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies in Lausanne, Switzerland. Co-authors on the paper were David Riestenberg, and Shawna Cyphers, also of Advanced Resources International.

Enhanced Gas Recovery and CO2 Storage in Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs with N2 Co-Injection

On November 17, 2016, at the 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies in Lausanne, Switzerland, Anne Oudinot (along with co-authors David Riestenberg, and George J. Koperna, Jr.) presented a poster entitled “Enhanced Gas Recovery and CO2 Storage in Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs with N2 Co-Injection”, which explored the improvement of ECBM with concomitant CO2 sequestration by optimization of the injected gas composition (mixture of CO2 and N2) for various coal ranks.

Evaluation of Technology and Policy Issues Associated with the Storage of Carbon Dioxide via Enhanced Oil Recovery in Determining the Potential for Carbon Negative Oil

Also at the 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies in Lausanne, Switzerland, Michael Godec (along with co-authors Steven Carpenter of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming, and Kipp Coddington, of the School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming) presented a poster entitled “Evaluation of Technology and Policy Issues Associated with the Storage of Carbon Dioxide via Enhanced Oil Recovery in Determining the Potential for Carbon Negative Oil.”

Residual Oil Zone “Fairways” and Discovered Oil Resources: Expanding the Options for Carbon Negative Storage of CO2

“Residual Oil Zone “Fairways” and Discovered Oil Resources: Expanding the Options for Carbon Negative Storage of CO2”, was presented by Vello Kuuskraa at the recent GHGT-13 event. This paper/presentation discusses the identification and characterization of ROZ fairways adding a significant new option for efficiently and economically storing CO2.

For more information:
http://www.ghgt.info/ghgt-13

European Commission
Study for Country-Wide Economic Impacts and Framework Conditions for Potential Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction in the EU: Germany and Poland

On November 11, 2016, Michael Godec, Vice President, presented the results of a study conducted by Advanced Resources entitled “Study for Country-Wide Economic Impacts and Framework Conditions for Potential Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction in the EU: Germany and Poland.” This study was prepared for the European Commission Joint Research Center, and was presented in Petten, The Netherlands.

For more information:
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en

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100 AAPG Anniversary
ACE 2017 Annual Convention and Exhibition
George R. Brown Convention Center
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April 2-5, 2017
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2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2017)
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Houston, Texas
May 1-4, 2017
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The 11th Annual Wyoming EORCO2 Conference
Casper Events Center
1 Events Dr., Casper, WY 82601
July, 2017
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Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2017)
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas, 77010
July 17-20, 2017
http://fscarbonmanagement.org/cmtc/2017

Unconventional Resources Conference (2017URC)
Austin, TX
July 24-26, 2017
http://urtec.org/2017

2017 Pittsburgh Coal Conference
The Thirty-Fourth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 5 - 8, 2017
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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
October 9-11,2017
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  Michael L. Godec 
  Vice President Jason A. Hummel
Project Manager Jonathan R. Kelafant
Sr. Vice President George J. Koperna
Vice President Vello A. Kuuskraa
President Anne Y. Oudinot
Project Manager Robin L. Petrusak
Project Manager David E. Riestenberg
Project Manager Clark C. Talkington 
  Vice President Advanced Resources 
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