ARRA Research

Geologic Sequestration Site Characterization (GSSC) -

Recovery Act: Geological Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin for Source Proximal CO2 Storage

Performer: South Carolina Research Institute

Project No: FE0001965


  • South Carolina Research Foundation (SCRF) has begun assessing potential reservoirs using the seismic and historical well log data.

  • The project team assessed historical geologic and geophysical data in the project area.

  • The historical results were supplemented with approximately 240 km of new 2D seismic data. Additionally, analyses of structural controls within the project area are being compared to known analogs in other basins.

  • The seismic data has been integrated into a geologic model along with results from an old exploration well to help evaluate the data. The preliminary results of the project indicate that there are several potential structural and stratigraphic traps in the study area that may be appropriate for CO2 storage.

  • The SCRF drilled a wellbore to further refine their geologic model and identify potential formations that could be used for carbon storage during Budget Period III.

Project Details