Silurian "Clinton" sandstone reservoir characterization for evaluation of CO2-EOR potential in the East Canton oil field, Ohio, by Ronald A. Riley, John L. Wicks, and Christopher J. Perry. 31p., 28 figs., 4 pls., 4 appendices, 2011.
Discovered in 1947 and covering nearly 175,000 acres in Carroll, Harrison, Stark and Tuscarawas counties, the East Canton oil field (ECOF) is Ohio's largest still-producing oil field, having produced about 100 million barrels of oil. However, this is estimated to be less than 10 percent of its potential reserves. As part of a study funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Open-File Report 2011-2 investigates the efficacy of using CO2-enhanced oil recovery in the ECOF, which potentially could produce hundreds of millions of additional barrels of oil. Particularly useful for oil-and-gas professionals, OFR 2011-2 examines the geologic nature of the ECOF, provides estimates on remaining and recoverable oil, and suggests secondary recovery techniques that could be employed to extend the life and production of the oil field. While a digital version of OFR 2011-2 is available as a free download from the Division of Geological Survey website, due to its large file size, the report is being made available for purchase on CD-ROM.