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Since 1955, the ISO Technical Committee 82-Mining has been in existence but little to no standards have resulted from this committee, largely due to the lack of participation of key countries (the US, UK, and Australia). Currently, Germany, including Russia and China has created renewed interest in developing standards that meet the specific needs of international mining operations. This includes standardization of specifications relating to machinery and equipment used in opencast and underground mining for the extraction of solid mineral substances. However, the preparation and processing of the minerals; recommended practice in the presentation of plans and drawings used in mine surveying; methods of calculation of mineral reserves; and terminology are excluded. This activity is being conducted because standards are needed to ensure mining operations are done safely and with due regard for protection of the environment.


Godec M.L.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Kuuskraa V.A.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Dipietro P.,U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory
Energy and Fuels | Year: 2013

CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) has emerged as a major option for productively using CO2 emissions captured from electric power and other industrial facilities as part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations. Not only can depleting oil fields provide secure, well-characterized sites for storing CO2, such fields can also provide a source of revenues to offset the costs of capturing CO2 by producing incremental oil. This paper draws significantly on work by Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI), sponsored by the United States Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. DOE/NETL) [ Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI). Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with "Next Generation" CO 2-Enhanced Oil Recovery; ARI: Arlington, VA, 2011; http://www.netl.doe.gov/energy-analyses/pubs/storing%20co2%20w%20eor-final.pdf ] and the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Programme (IEAGHG) [ Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI). CO 2 Storage in Depleted Oilfields: Global Application Criteria for Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery; ARI: Arlington, VA, Dec 2009; IEAGHG Programme Technical Report Number 2009-12 ], that demonstrates that CO 2-EOR offers large CO2 storage capacity potential and could accommodate a major portion of the CO2 captured from industrial facilities for the next 30 years. This work also demonstrates that CO 2 can be effectively and permanently stored when deployed in association with CO2-EOR, with the amount stored depending upon the priority placed on maximizing storage. In addition to showing that CCS benefits from CO2-EOR by providing the revenues from sale of CO2, overcoming other barriers, while producing oil with a lower CO2 emissions "footprint", the report demonstrates that CO2-EOR needs CCS, because large-scale future implementation of CO2-EOR will be dependent upon CO2 supplies from industrial sources. © 2013 American Chemical Society.


Kuuskraa V.A.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Godec M.L.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Dipietro P.,U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory
Energy Procedia | Year: 2013

CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) has emerged as a major option for productively utilizing CO2 emissions captured from electric power and other industrial plants. Not only can oil fields provide secure, well characterized sites for storing CO2, they can also provide revenues to offset the costs of capturing CO2. Though utilization of captured CO2 emissions for enhanced oil recovery has been underway for some time, further advances in CO2-EOR technology could significantly improve the technology's applicability as a revenue generator for CO2 capture and a large-scale CO2 storage option. With application of "next generation" CO2-EOR technologies in geologically favorable settings, the volume of CO2 stored could exceed the CO2 content of the oil produced. The paper draws significantly on the recently completed report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. DOE/NETL) and prepared by Advanced Resources International entitled, "Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with "Next Generation" CO2-EOR". The paper introduces the feasibility of applying "next generation" CO2-EOR technologies to new, challenging areas, such as to residual oil zones (ROZs) below and beyond the structural confinement of existing oil fields and to offshore oil fields. The paper provides a case study that tracks the performance and the economics of CO2-EOR in the Permian Basin of West Texas. While much of the information in the paper is drawn from the CO2-EOR experiences in North American oil fields, the paper also examines the CO2 utilization and storage potential from applying "next generation" CO2-EOR technology to the large oil fields of the world, drawing on extensions of work performed by Advanced Resources International for the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. The paper concludes with two key messages. First, with application of "next generation" technologies to a broader set of oil resources, the market for utilization of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery is much larger than previously assumed. Second, the revenues from the sale of captured CO2 emissions, along with research that reduces the costs of CO2 capture, can greatly accelerate the time when CCS (now CCUS) can be applied at wide scale.


Godec M.L.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Jonsson H.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Basava-Reddi L.,Orchard Business Center
Energy Procedia | Year: 2013

Production of natural gas from shale formations and coal deposits is increasing, and new potential productive horizons are being identified. Producers are using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies to economically produce oil and gas from shales and coal seams. These technologies open up the possibility of using shales and coals as actual storage media for carbon dioxide (CO2) by increasing permeability and injectivity; though some worry that the same technology may compromise the integrity of shale cap rocks in some basins. This paper builds upon previous work to assess the global potential for geological storage of CO2 in shale and coal formations. This includes assessment and characterization of: (1) the global status of hydrocarbon production from shales and coal seams; (2) the potential theoretical capacities for CO2 storage in shales and coals; and (3) containment issues arising from shale fracturing, both for shales as a storage medium, and in terms of cap rock integrity for underlying storage units, particularly deep saline formations. Technical recovery potential for methane from the world's coal seams is estimated to be 79 trillion cubic meters (Tcm) globally, which could facilitate the potential storage of nearly 488 billion metric tons, or Gigatonnes (Gt), of CO2 in unmineable coal seams. In gas shales, an estimated 188 Tcm of shale gas resources are potentially technically recoverable globally, and could facilitate the potential storage of 740 Gt of CO2 in gas shales. Concerns about the potential adverse impacts of the use of saline aquifers underlying gas shale formations for CO2 storage overlook the critical third dimension - depth. Sedimentary basins consist of thousands of meters of multiple layers of shale, sandstones, limestones, etc. (that may also be "tight" or largely impermeable). If one shale formation layer directly above a storage zone is fractured; additional layers of impermeable rock overlying the fractured area could block upward migration of the CO2. Moreover, in many cases, even the targeted shale will not be fractured throughout its entire thickness, which could be hundreds of meters. With sensible safeguards, CO2 storage reservoirs can, in most areas, coexist with conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations, including shale gas production and hydraulic fracturing.


Zhou Z.,University of Manchester | Zhou Z.,ETH Zurich | Ballentine C.J.,University of Manchester | Schoell M.,GasConsult International Inc. | Stevens S.H.,Advanced Resources International Inc.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta | Year: 2012

CO 2 sources, sinks and migration mechanisms in natural CO 2 gas fields provide critical analogues for developing the safe application of anthropogenic CO 2 sequestration technologies. Here we use noble gas and carbon isotopes, together with other gases, to identify and quantify the origin, transport and trapping mechanisms of CO 2 in the Late Cretaceous Jackson Dome CO 2 gas deposit (98.75% to 99.38% CO 2). Located in central Mississippi, USA, and producing from >5000m, it is one of the deepest commercial CO 2 gas fields in the world. 10 gas samples from producing wells were determined for their noble gas, chemical and stable carbon isotope composition. 3He/ 4He ratios range between 4.27R a and 5.01R a (where R a is the atmospheric value of 1.4×10 -6), indicating a strong mantle signature. Similar to CO 2 deposits worldwide, CO 2/ 3He decreases with increasing groundwater-derived 20Ne (and 4He). We model several different processes that could account for the Jackson Dome data, and conclude that, similar to other CO 2 dominated deposits, a Groundwater Gas Stripping and Re-dissolution (GGS-R) process best accounts for observed 20Ne/ 36Ar, 84Kr/ 36Ar, CO 2/ 3He, δ 13C(CO 2), 4He, 20Ne and 36Ar. In this context, crustal and magmatic CO 2 components contribute 57% and 43%, respectively. Changes in CO 2/ 3He across the field show that groundwater contact is responsible for up to 75% loss of original emplaced CO 2. δ 13C(CO 2) variance limits the degree of precipitation to be less than 27%, with the remaining CO 2 loss being accounted for by dissolution only. A higher degree of dissolution gas loss and evidence for water contact at the reservoir crest compared to the reservoir flanks is used to argue that CO 2 in this system has not undergone subsequent loss to either dissolution or precipitation since shortly after reservoir filling at over 60Ma. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Kuuskraa V.,Advanced Resources International Inc.
Oil and Gas Journal | Year: 2012

The Oil & Gas Journal conducts a survey of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery activity, including providing detailed field by field reports of performance and oil production. The OGJ EOR Survey compiles EOR information voluntarily provided by industry and makes this information available to the public. The number of CO 2-EOR projects has increased from 114 in 2010 to 123 in 2012, as industry is applying this EOR process to new fields and new geological settings. New projects are not implemented since the CO 2 continues to be dedicated to existing projects. Numerous new projects are normally needed in the oil industry to offset the sharp declines of the maturing projects. Chaparral Energy has been busy in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle region with a total now of five floods there to go with its two in central Oklahoma. Chaparral Energy is also working on an eighth flood at Burbank field in northeastern Oklahoma.


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Advanced Resources International Inc. | Date: 2016-11-01

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Godec M.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Kuuskraa V.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Van Leeuwen T.,Advanced Resources International Inc. | Melzer L.S.,Melzer Consulting | Wildgust N.,Orchard Business Center
Energy Procedia | Year: 2011

One option for storing the captured CO 2 from the deployment of CO 2 capture and storage (CCS) is to inject the CO 2 into oil fields, using it to produce additional oil. This option, called CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (CO 2-EOR), can provide a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future. However, to date, CO 2-EOR has only occurred in a few regions, and just a few of these CO 2-EOR projects have pursued CO 2 storage as a co-objective. To better understand the potential and constraints offered by integrated CO 2-EOR and CO 2 storage, this study addressed three questions: (1) How large is the world-wide oil resource potential and associated CO 2 storage capacity offered by CO 2-EOR, today and in the future? (2) What factors have facilitated or hindered the wide-scale deployment of CO 2-EOR? and (3) What set of actions could significantly increase storage potential from the integrated application of CO 2-EOR and CO 2 storage? We reviewed the major CO 2-EOR operations underway around the world to better understand the factors that facilitated or hindered their implementation. The study concluded that CO 2-EOR is not a new phenomena, and that commercial-scale, profitable CO 2-EOR has been underway for over 30 years in geologically favorable oil fields with access to affordable CO 2. The CO 2-EOR experience in the U.S. and elsewhere shows that CO 2-EOR is successful in oil fields that: (1) meet the technical criteria for achieving miscibility (primarily depth and oil composition); (2) have sufficient unrecovered oil after primary and secondary recovery (water flooding); (3) have access to reliable sources of CO 2 at affordable costs; (4) are being developed by operators with the technical knowledge and commercial interest in pursuing CO 2-EOR technologies; and (5) can benefit from government incentives that promote CO 2-EOR projects. To assess worldwide CO 2-EOR potential, a database of the largest 54 oil basins of the world (that account for approximately 95% of the world's estimated ultimately recoverable oil potential) was built, including representation of some of the major oil fields in these basins. From this, a high-level, first-order assessment of the CO 2-EOR oil recovery and CO 2 storage potential in these basins was developed, using U.S. experience as analogue. We then tested our basin-level estimates with reservoir modeling of 47 large oilfields in 6 of these basins. These basins are estimated to contain 4,622 billion barrels of original oil in place (OOIP) in discovered oil fields, within which remains an oil target of 3,090 billion barrels for CO 2-EOR. After screening these basins for CO 2-EOR potential and deleting those that are not technically favorable for miscible CO 2-EOR, we estimated that 470 billion barrels could be recovered from fields favorable for miscible CO 2-EOR, and could facilitate the storage of 140 billion metric tons (Gt) of CO 2. These basins also contain an estimated 8,700 billion barrels of undiscovered oil in-place (as of the year 2000), with 2,900 billion barrels of this resource estimated as recoverable. If CO 2-EOR technology could also be successfully applied to this undiscovered resource, our estimates of the potential for the world-wide application of CO 2-EOR grow to 1,070 billion barrels of oil, with associated CO 2 storage potential of 320 Gt. Currently, approximately half of the potential CO 2 demand for CO 2-EOR operations in discovered fields in the world can be met by large, identified anthropogenic CO 2 sources within distances of 800 kilometers, a distance comparable to existing and planned CO 2 pipelines serving EOR projects. These CO 2 supplies could support the production of 225 billion barrels of incremental oil through CO 2-EOR operations. New anthropogenic sources, such as the large refineries and hydrogen plants being constructed in the Middle East, the development of high CO 2 content natural gas fields in the Far East, the aggregation of smaller CO 2 sources, and the construction of longer, larger capacity, pipelines could provide the bridge between CO 2 supply and demand for CO 2-EOR. Assuming U.S. $15 per metric ton as the cost for CO 2 (to cover compression and transportation costs), the vast majority of this technical CO 2-EOR potential could be economic to pursue at a $70/barrel world oil price. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - Advanced Resources, a staffing firm and talent solutions provider, announced they are exhibiting at the upcoming Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) Annual Summit on November 1st at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (booth #304). Summit is the largest annual HR conference, providing HR professionals the opportunity to develop, lead, and advance within Chicago's human resources community. The one-day event is designed to enhance understanding of key issues impacting HR operations, while providing insight and resources to become a more impactful leader. "We're looking forward to participating as an exhibitor once again at the HRMAC Summit," said Rich Diaz, President of Advanced Resources. "We intend to leverage Advanced Resources' presence in an effort to demonstrate the value we provide as a trusted partner for staffing, talent acquisition, and workforce business solutions." About Human Resource Management Association of Chicago HRMAC is Chicagoland's premier resource for advancing workplace strategy and leadership. HRMAC membership is comprised of nearly 750 Chicago area organizations with a network of over 7,000 HR Professionals representing small private companies to multi-national public corporations from every business sector. With an unmatched tradition of fellowship, education and leadership, HRMAC is the oldest human resources organization in the country. Having recently concluded its 100th anniversary celebration, HRMAC remains committed to serving the human resources community and advancing the impact of progressive HR strategies on business success. To learn more, visit www.hrmac.org. About Advanced Resources Advanced Resources is a temporary staffing, direct hire placement, and workforce business solutions provider with offices in Chicago and New York. Founded in 1988, the company has placed over 60,000 candidates in HR, technology, non-clinical healthcare, accounting and finance, and office support roles. Advanced Resources is a proven industry leader committed to providing quality service, being one of only six staffing firms throughout the U.S. and Canada to receive both the Best of Staffing® Client Award and Talent Award every year since the program's inception. For more information, visit www.advancedresources.com.


Diamond Award distinction earned for winning the Best of Staffing Award for at least 5 years in a row, consistently receiving industry-leading satisfaction scores CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 16, 2017) - Advanced Resources, a staffing firm and talent solutions provider, has again been recognized by Inavero, earning the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards for the eighth consecutive year. Best of Staffing winners are proven industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the employees they've helped find jobs. Advanced Resources is one of four staffing firms in the U.S. and Canada to win the Best of Staffing Client and Talent award every year since the program began. Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies earned the Best of Staffing Award. Of the 2017 Best of Staffing winners, just 23% earned the Diamond Award distinction, awarded after winning the Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards at least five years in a row. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent are 3.7 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. The winners of this award truly stand out for exceeding expectations. "We are thrilled to be named a Best of Staffing company again this year," said Rich Diaz, President of Advanced Resources. "We are dedicated to providing an experience unlike any other staffing firm. I'm proud of the exceptional service our team continues to provide to our clients and associates as we continue to grow." "Staffing firms are giving top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America," said Inavero's CEO Eric Gregg. "The 2017 Best of Staffing winners have achieved exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and I'm proud to feature them on BestofStaffing.com." About Advanced Resources Advanced Resources is a temporary staffing, direct hire placement, and workforce business solutions provider with offices in Chicago and New York. Founded in 1988, the company has placed over 60,000 candidates in HR, technology, non-clinical healthcare, accounting and finance, and office support roles. Advanced Resources is a proven industry leader committed to providing quality service, being one of only six staffing firms throughout the U.S. and Canada to receive both the Best of Staffing® Client Award and Talent Award every year since the program's inception. For more information, visit www.advancedresources.com.

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