Towards a strategic development plan for CO2 EOR in the Vienna Basin
In order to provide the foundations for a strategic development plan for the region, this study provides the first overview of the relevant geological, operational, economic and organizational aspects of CO2-EOR and CO2 storage in the Vienna Basin. In addition to the analysis of the incremental recovery rates due to CO2-EOR in the oil fields of the Vienna Basin, an inventory is made of industrial CO2 sources within 70 km of the oil field clusters, and pipeline routes connecting selected sources with sinks are proposed. This process has resulted in the development of two case studies, one in Austria and one in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, a stakeholder analysis and detailed regulatory assessment of CO2-EOR and CCS in the three countries of the Vienna Basin are made.