Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Recipe for Slurm inearthed

J. Moe sent me a link to the "National Energy Technology Lab", in particular noting this article.

CO2 Injection Boosts Oil Recovery, Captures Emissions

The potential added incremental oil recovered from such an effort could total as much as 600 million barrels of oil in Kansas alone (...) Such carbon sequestration efforts are the subject of intense research and government scrutiny worldwide amid growing concerns over the role that human-created CO2 emissions play in global climate change.

What exactly happens to the injected carbon when then overhead pressure from these paltry dribbles of oil are released by fresh drilling? Perhaps we should pump sugar down there too.

Somebody call PepsiCo.

1 Comments:

At 7:06 PM, February 08, 2005, Blogger WHT said...

AKA, the yogurt cup scraping. Many people eat yogurt for lunch, finding it quite convenient to throw one in a bag on the way out the door. Unfortunately, their coworkers get to listen to the irritating sound effects of those same people seriously scraping the bottom of the cup with a spoon, seeking every last drip of yogurt, after becoming way more hungry than they imagined they would be after several hours in the office.

 

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