The oil firm has contracted Praxair to inject 500 tonnes of liquid CO2 into the South Glenrock B Unit #34 well upon receipt of all necessary permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

The CO2 will initially be delivered to the field by trucks until a pipeline is built to provide long term dependable supplies and maintain lower operating costs.

Initial injection rates of up to seven million cubic feet per day will increase to over 30 MMCFD as the CO2 injection infrastructure is developed and installed in the oil field.

Well preparation work has commenced including the installation of a new liner to ensure injection integrity.

Linc Energy CEO Peter Bond said the Glenrock assets have produced over 140 million barrels of oil under traditional drilling and through EOR with CO2 injection, the company can secure the remaining barrels in reserves that still exist in these fields.

In addition, Linc Energy has contracted Nicolas Consulting Group of Midland Texas to finalize the front end engineering and design study for production and recycle compression for the Glenrock CO2 EOR project.