A combination of geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and CO2 enhanced oil recovery (CO2EOR) can address the two of Trinidad and Tobago's energy sector challenges: falling oil production and increasing CO2 emissions. Geologic storage of CO2 in heavy oil reservoirs can increase oil production while injected CO2 is effectively sequestered. Our investigations are based on 225 ft (~69 m) of the unconsolidated Lower Forest sand, average porosity and permeability of 32% and 125 md, respectively, found within the Forest reserve field, Trinidad. The middle section of this sand package contains a 26 ft (8m) thick layer of shaly sand with average permeability 70 md and average porosity 28%. We used reservoir simulations to determine the impact of dip and reduced transmissibility on the performance of the water over gas injection strategy using CO2. From our results we conclude that the reduced vertical transmissibility and dip affects the formation of the oil bank, water underride and the rate of CO2 migration.

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