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THE OIL RECOVERY CASE HISTORY FROM THE RESIDUAL OIL ZONE
SEMINOLE FIELD, GAINES COUNTY, TX
The Hess Corporation has underway what many persons have begun to call the “Gold Standard” oil recovery project using carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding. Their project is located in the Permian Basin region of the Southwestern U.S. and began in 1983in the tertiary (or enhanced oil recovery) phase of production. Owed to its recovery success and maturity, it has often been called the benchmark case of oil recovery from a carbonate (dolomite) reservoir.
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Recognition and Exploitation of Residual Oil Zones Coming of Age