Located in southeast Saskatchewan, Weyburn is currently producing about 16,000 barrels of oil per day. A prolific oilfield, it has produced for more than 60 years due to technology advances, most recently CO2 flood. By injecting CO2 into the reservoir we’ve been able to access oil that we knew was there but couldn’t recover using conventional drilling. About 24 million tonnes of CO2 have been stored since 2000 at Weyburn. That reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is equal to taking almost five million cars off the road for an entire year. Weyburn is recognized as the world’s largest geological CO2 storage project.
IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project
The Weyburn project is the site of a world-scale research initiative operated under the auspices of the IEAGHG, which studies the storage of CO2 in an oil reservoir. The goal for the final phase of this research initiative is to document best practices to guide future CO2 storage projects.
Did you know?
We’re providing the location for a ground-breaking field research station near Brooks. The research, led by Carbon Management Canada (CMC) Research Institutes and the University of Calgary, will focus on technology development for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the energy industry as well as the monitoring and commercialization of CCS. Read CMC’s news release for more details.
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