NRG has partnered with Hilcorp to use captured CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery on Hilcorp's West Ranch Oil Field. Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Hilcorp has approximately 700 employees and 9 operating areas including the Gulf Coast region, the Gulf of Mexico and the Rockies. Operating across the United States, Hilcorp continues to grow by actively acquiring and exploiting conventional assets while expanding its footprint into a number of new resource plays.
Department of Energy
The WA Parish Post Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Demonstration Project was selected under the third round of the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI), a cost-shared collaboration between the federal government and private industry to demonstrate low-emission carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies in advanced coal-based power generation. The goal of CCPI is to accelerate the readiness of advanced coal technologies for commercial deployment, ensuring that the United States has clean, reliable and affordable electricity and power.
The University of Texas
The project is working closely with the University of Texas (UT) to take advantage of the University's world-renowned expertise in CO2 monitoring. The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, with its globally recognized experience in monitoring enhanced oil recovery and other sequestration methods, will design and manage our carbon monitoring plans. We are also working with the scientists in UT's Chemical Engineering school on cutting-edge solvent formulations.