Welcome to The CERM Project Blog! Here we will post regular updates about the project, as well as interviews, presentations and other educational articles related to carbon dioxide as an enhanced oil recovery process (CO2EOR).
The CERM Project is innovative in its collaborative, comprehensive and systematic approach to developing CO2EOR in Trinidad and Tobago. The CERM Project Team is carrying out detailed analysis on technical, environmental, commercial, legal and socio-economic issues to underpin recommendations for the capital investments needed for supporting a carbon dioxide transportation network.
The technical data gleaned from previous carbon dioxide floods and generalized geological descriptions are not sufficient to address the inherent risks of investing more than TT $2 billion dollars in carbon dioxide transport, injection and processing infrastructure.
For many years local and foreign experts have extolled the potential for CO2EOR - the CERM project is a significant step toward realizing this potential. The mandate of the CERM Working Groups is to give data-based estimates for oil production and, to decrease financial, environmental and technical risk of CO2EOR.
To this end the CERM Project will be planning and designing a CO2EOR Pilot Project.
The CERM Project addresses the urgent need to implement sustainable measures to increase Trinidad and Tobago’s oil production using carbon dioxide emissions. The major driver of this project is to increase the nation’s oil revenue, using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for reserves which have been already discovered. The approach of the project team will provide data-based recommendations for the CO2EOR pilot project while building local technical expertise.
We hope you join us on this journey to implementing carbon dioxide as an EOR process in Trinidad and Tobago!
The CERM Project is a collaboration between academic institutions, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT), and Government Energy Institutions - the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), PETROTRIN and the National Gas Company (NGC) toward sustainable development of known oil reserves using Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery.