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FDR’s grandson digs deep for Texas oil with method using CO2

Seattle Times -- Elliott Roosevelt Jr., a grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, grins and leans toward visitors in his Dallas office to describe his biggest discovery in 53 years as an oilman.

After nursing a single 10-bbl-a-day well in a desolate stretch of west Texas for two decades, Roosevelt, 76, is embracing a technique he says can liberate a third of the 1.8 billion barrels of petroleum stuck a mile below.

He plans to inject carbon dioxide into limestone, potentially freeing oil and reaping the bounty from a 38-sq-mile area drillers abandoned long ago.

Unlike fracking, in which drillers blast water, sand and chemicals into wells to shatter shale and release oil and gas, CO2-enhanced drilling induces a chemical reaction that makes oil less sticky and helps it flow from microscopic pores


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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:02:52 AM

nothing that much new, but time will tell how safe this method is.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 1:05:51 AM

New Technology at work.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:29:08 PM

The grandson of a liberal icon uses CO2 (accused of being a "greenhouse gas," without fracking rock, to release release hydrocarbon energy.

How are liberals to respond to this? Gotta love it!

[Edited by: traffic cop at 5/6/2013 7:31:35 PM EST]
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 5:15:20 PM

Hmmm, you'd think some other well-heeled oil companies would be in on this technology if it was such a great idea...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:40:37 AM

What is the name of the company?
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 5:35:49 AM

Sounds Great!!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 2:57:37 AM

Who cares?
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 2:44:12 AM

FDR’s grandson digs deep for Texas oil with method using CO2? CO2 enhanced drilling makes oil less sticky and allows it to flow more. If this works, then more crude oil and natural gas is possible from that well. More oil out, less number of wells drilled, more profit.
Try it out and see if it really works. Make It So! Engage!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 2:16:51 AM

and so ??
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 1:40:49 AM

Interesting...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 1:17:54 AM

No surprise.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:43:28 AM

Old 'news'.
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"Let me tell you 'bout a story of a man named Jed..."


[Edited by: BeanoLI at 5/6/2013 12:39:39 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:36:20 AM

sounds interesting. We will see how it works.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:33:24 AM

WOW!!!! What is the down side if any????
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:32:39 AM

ok
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I'm still waiting for my flying car that runs on water...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:30:38 AM

Hope is a better technology than the one they use now ( fracking).
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:30:04 AM

Sounds possible.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:29:44 AM

Great Idea and serves a Two Fold Purpose. One,,, It gets more needed Oil up out of the Ground for Energy and Prosperity!!! The other Positive is that it will Take that Old Evil Carbon Dioxide the Liberals clame (Falsely I Might Add) out of the Atmosphere where they clame it is causing Global Warming and Buries it under Ground where it will be Harmless to Everyone and Everything!!!! Win Win for All, except those Very Disappointed Socialist, Progressive Liberals!!! Poo Poo on them!!!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:29:24 AM

“Its one way to sequester CO2.”

Well, maybe. Nowhere in the article does it say what happens to the CO2 after the oil is released. Does it escape to the atmosphere or is it taken up in a chemical reaction and retained in the well? It hints at the latter but it is not clear to me how this works.

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:26:15 AM

Are there any dangers involved in CO2 drilling? What about dangers to the environment?
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:26:00 AM

Great technology.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:25:54 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:25:45 AM

There's plenty of waste greenhouse gas around to be used.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:25:40 AM

DHAN..
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Sounds like another Million Air is going to make some more money.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:25:08 AM

Prove the drill8ng method...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:21:54 AM

This would be a great way to use CO2 captured from clean coal electric generating plants.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:21:23 AM

Its one way to sequester CO2.
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Just hand me a shovel
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:18:37 AM

have to be something wrong with it
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:18:29 AM

old ways work, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:18:22 AM

does it actually work? and what about costs.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:16:59 AM

Wow...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:16:56 AM

Go fo it.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:16:53 AM

38 square miles and is that all his, or other peoples oil too?
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Flood the world market with oil, helps lower the price...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:16:13 AM

This could help, but once again we are dealing with a poisonous compound.
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Interesting read!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:14:18 AM

We will see how this works but wonder what happens when we fool with nature.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:13:06 AM


     so
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Get the show on the road!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:10:30 AM

I tend to like this, but we'll have to see....
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:08:16 AM

Go for it
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:07:57 AM

Dig deeper!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:07:50 AM

Sounds good.
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old news.
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New methods popping up everyday.
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Old story
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ok
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