Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference

EOREnhanced Oil Recovery:  Legal Framework for Sustainable Management of Mature Oil Fields

The Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies is co-sponsoring the Special Institute on Enhanced Oil Recovery:  Legal Framework for Sustainable Management of Mature Oil Fields, May 7-8 in San Antonio, with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF). University of Wyoming employees and affiliates may register for this program at the discounted Member Law School rate of $295, and full-time students may register for only $35.

We are very excited about the upcoming institute! The cost of developing new oil and gas fields has ballooned over the past decade. With the recent dramatic decrease in oil prices, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) allows continued production from existing fields. The institute will also address utilization of carbon dioxide in EOR operations, including the challenges involved in transporting and storing CO2 for effective implementation, and recent developments in government incentives, restrictions, and regulations to promote its capture and permanent storage.

New technologies and strategies have resulted in the use of EOR spreading to new geographic regions, and EOR is anticipated to be the vehicle for recovery of over 67 billion additional barrels of oil over the next 50 years. This Special Institute will provide in-house, outside, and agency counsel, managers, landmen, and other resource professionals with a thorough understanding of EOR’s statutory and regulatory framework, practical applications, and incentives for use.

For a detailed program brochure, online registration, and information about discounted hotel rooms at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, please visit the RMMLF website at http://www.rmmlf.org. Comprehensive course materials will be provided to all registrants. The Texas countryside is beautiful in springtime, and we do hope you can join us this May in historic San Antonio.