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Climate Change

Core Laboratories Provides Technologies to Mitigate the Risks of Carbon Emissions.

Climate Change

We offer high-technology services that provide scientific data used when designing projects involving the injection of CO2 into oil fields.

In our laboratories, we study how CO2 interacts with other fluids in the reservoir as well as how the CO2 mobilizes residual oil within the reservoir. This provides at least two benefits which help the environment:

First, CO2 can be captured from industrial complexes and injected into oil fields, thereby reducing the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

Second, the CO2, once injected into the reservoir, can improve the recovery rate of hydrocarbons from the reservoir – making the reservoir as efficient as possible by minimizing the amount of hydrocarbons trapped within that reservoir.

Thus, the positive impact to the environment is not only the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere, but also the more energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly recovery from an existing reservoir.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has certain annual reporting requirements related to the quantities of petroleum fuels and blend stocks imported into or exported out of regulated areas. The EPA’s regulation provides specific instructions regarding methods that can be used to determine quantities for imported and exported shipments. Core Laboratories will assist clients with these measurements used for their annual reporting.

Reporting requires petroleum product suppliers to use an appropriate method developed by a consensus-based standards organization, when such a standard exists, or industry standard practices to measure the shipment quantities. In addition, suppliers of petroleum products must also ensure that equipment used to measure quantities of imported and exported fuel is calibrated and periodically recalibrated according to the manufacturer’s recommended procedures or by using an appropriate consensus-based industry standard method for calibration. Core Laboratories provides these approved measurement practices to ensure the proper reporting of greenhouse gases.