RCSP Development Phase

Development Phase Field Projects

DOE supports large-scale field projects in different geological storage classes to confirm that CO2 capture, transportation, injection, and storage can be achieved safely, permanently, and economically at large scales. Results from these projects will provide a more thorough understanding of migration and permanent storage of CO2 within various reservoir classes of geologic storage formations, which will help support regulatory development and industry in commercialization and deployment of CCS. The storage types and formations being tested are considered regionally significant and are expected to have the potential to store hundreds of years of CO2 from stationary source emissions. As of November 2014, over 7.2 million metric tons of CO2 have been stored in various geologic formations via the large-scale field projects being developed by the RCSPs. Read more about Development Phase field projects.


Large-Scale Development Phase Field Projects
CO2 Injected Volume to Date:

13,574,029 metric tons

*As of March, 2017

Map depicting location of the RCSP Development Phase project.
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# Project Name Project Type Geologic Basin Expected Total Injection of CO2
1 Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership – Kevin Dome Project
Saline Storage Kevin Dome 1,000,000 metric tons
2 Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium – Illinois Basin Decatur Project
Saline Storage Illinois Basin 1,000,000 metric tons
3 Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership – Michigan Basin Project
Enhanced Oil Recovery Michigan Basin 1,000,000 metric tons
4 Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership – Bell Creek Field Project
Enhanced Oil Recovery Powder River Basin 1,000,000 metric tons per year
5 Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership – Ft. Nelson Field Project Saline Storage Alberta Basin 2,000,000 metric tons
6 Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership – Citronelle Project
Saline Storage Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Region Up to 300,000 metric tons
7 Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership – Cranfield Project
Saline Storage Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Region Greater than 5,000,000 metric tons
8 Southwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership – Farnsworth Unit – Ochiltree Project
Enhanced Oil Recovery Anadarko Basin 1,000,000 metric

Development Phase projects will result in a better understanding of technical and non-technical aspects for commercial-scale CCS projects, including regulatory, liability, and ownership issues associated with these projects, and will provide a firm foundation for commercialization of large-scale CCS. In addition, these efforts have contributed to establishing common assumptions, data requirements, and methodologies for determining geologic resource estimates for CO2 storage. Resulting resource estimates are presented in Atlas V. The data provided by the RCSPs are included in the National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB), a relational database and geographic information system (GIS) that integrates CCS data from the RCSPs and other sources.

In addition, these collaborations provide a means to encourage the transfer of technical lessons learned between industry and academia to facilitate the adoption of these technologies in the field. They will also prepare personnel in the United States and abroad for future careers in the CCS industry.

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