Tertiary Recovery Project

“Tertiary recovery project” means an EOR project that:

  1. occurs subsequent to a secondary recovery project’s completion;
  2. involves the application, in accordance with sound engineering principles, of carbon dioxide miscible fluid displacement, pressure maintenance, water flooding or other division accepted and approved tertiary recovery method that can reasonably be expected to result in an increase, determined in light of the facts and circumstances, in the amount of oil that may ultimately be recovered; and
  3. encompasses a pool or portion of a pool the boundaries of which can be adequately defined and controlled.

Source: Oil and Gas, New Mexico Administrative Code Title 19, Chapter 15, January 2013. Regulations


Tertiary Recovery Project

An EOR project using a tertiary recovery method (as defined in the federal June 1979 energy regulations referred to in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, §4993, or approved by the United States secretary of the treasury for purposes of administering the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, §4993, without regard to whether that section remains in effect) including those listed as follows.

Source: Oil and Gas Division, Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 3, February 2013. Regulations

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