Petrovietnam, Japan Vietnam Petroleum (JVPC) and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National (JOGMEC) have joined forces to conduct an enhanced oil recovery pilot test, offshore Vietnam.

The CO2-enhanced oil recovery pilot test will be conducted in the Rang Dong oilfield of block 15-2 in June 2011.

The companies have conducted a feasibility study for the field application of the CO2 test, which shows there is substantial potential to increase oil production and reduce CO2 emissions.

During the pilot test, CO2 will be injected into the reservoir to produce a reservoir fluid.

The test will be operated by JVPC with support from Petrovietnam and the block 15-2 partners.

JVPC is producing oil and gas in block 15-2 as an operator with partners ConocoPhillips Gama and Petrovietnam Exploration.