Economic modeling of carbon dioxide integrated pipeline network for enhanced oil recovery and geologic sequestration in the Texas Gulf Coast region
Naturally occurring CO2 is transported via pipelines to oil fields in West Texas to enhance production. A similar pipeline system is proposed for the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The CO2 would come from anthropogenic sources. Using GIS data, oil fields and CO2 sources are selected and a pipeline route is designed, taking into consideration rights of way and environmental sensitivities. We modified several pipeline cost models from the literature to capture recent construction cost escalations. Our resulting cost estimates agree with mid-to-high range cost quotes for pipelines reported to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the companies.