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Storage Infrastructure Projects

Results from these projects will provide a more thorough understanding of migration and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in storage complexes in different geologic settings, which will help support regulatory development and industry in commercialization and deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The storage complexes being tested are considered regionally significant and are expected to have the potential to store hundreds of years of CO2 from stationary source emissions.

Development Phase Field Projects
Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) - Phase III Battelle Memorial Institute
FC26-05NT42589
Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) - Phase III Illinois State Geological Survey 
FC26-05NT42588
Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) - Phase III Montana State University
FC26-05NT42587
Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) - Phase III New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 
FC26-05NT42591
Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) - Cranfield Southern States Energy Board
FC26-05NT42590
 Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) - Citronelle Southern States Energy Board
FC26-05NT42590
Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership Phase III - Bell Creek University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
FC26-05NT42592
Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership (PCOR) Phase III - Fort Nelson University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
FC26-05NT42592

 

Characterization field laboratory projects focus on storage complexes that can support the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in both onshore and offshore settings. The Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative focuses on identification and detailed characterization of geologic storage sites for the storage of 50+ million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources. The offshore characterization projects assess the offshore storage potential and address technology needs that are specific to the offshore environment.

Characterization Field Projects
Mid-Atlantic U.S. Offshore Carbon Storage Resource Assessment Project Battelle Memorial Institute
DE-FE0026087
Integrated Mid-Continent Stacked Carbon Storage Hub Battelle Memorial Institute
DE-FE0029264
Northern Michigan Basin CarbonSAFE Integrated Pre-Feasibility Project Battelle Memorial Institute 
DE-FE0029276
CAB-CS: Central Appalachian Basin CarbonSAFE Integrated Pre-Feasibility Project Battelle Memorial Institute
DE-FE0029466
California CO2 Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (C2SAFE) Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
DE-FE0029489
Assessment of CO2 Storage Resources in Depleted Oil and Gas Fields in the Ship Shoal Area, Gulf of Mexico Geomechanics Technologies, Inc. 
DE-FE0026041
CarbonSAFE Illinois Macon County Illinois State Geological Survey 
DE-FE0029381
 CarbonSAFE Illinois East Sub-Basin Illinois State Geological Survey
DE-FE0029445
Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage in the Louisiana Chemical Corridor Louisiana State University
DE-FE0029274
Offshore Storage Resource Assessment NITEC, LLC 
DE-FE0026392
Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment Southern States Energy Board
DE-FE0026086
Establishing an Early Carbon Dioxide Storage (ECO2S) Complex in Kemper County, Mississippi: Project ECO2S Southern States Energy Board
DE-FE0029465
Offshore CO2 Storage Resource Assessment of the Northern Gulf of Mexico The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0026083
Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0029487
Integrated Pre-Feasibility Study for CO2 Geological Storage in the Cascadia Basin, Offshore Washington State and British Columbia Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
DE-FE0029219
CarbonSAFE Rocky Mountain Phase I: Ensuring Safe Subsurface Storage of Carbon Dioxide in the Intermountain West University of Utah
DE-FE0029280
 Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage in Kansas University of Kansas Center for Research
DE-FE0029474 
Nebraska Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Pre-Feasibility Study  University of North Dakota 
DE-FE0029186
North Dakota Integrated Carbon Storage Complex Feasibility Study University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0029488
Integrated Pre-Feasibility Study of a Commercial-Scale Commercial Carbon Capture Project in Formations of the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming  University of Wyoming
DE-FE0029302
 Integrated Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage Pre-Feasibility Study at Dry Fork Station, Wyoming University of Wyoming
DE-FE0029375 
Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico Southern States Energy Board
DE-FE0031557
Offshore Gulf of Mexico Partnership for Carbon Storage – Resources and Technology Development (GoMCarb) The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0031558

 

Fit-for-purpose projects are focused on developing specific subsurface engineering approaches that address research needs that are critical for widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Current fit-for-purpose work is focusing on field tests investigating the management of pressure in the storage complex, storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations, and nontraditional storage options.

Fit-for-Purpose Projects
Gulf Coast Field Demonstration at a Flagship Power Plant to Assess Optimal Reservoir Pressure Control, Plume Management andProduced Water Strategies Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
DE-FE0026140
Brine Extraction and Treatment Strategies to Enhance Pressure Management and Control of CO2 Plumes in Deep Geologic Foundation Illinois State Geological Survey
DE-FE0026136
Development of Swelling-Rate-Controllable Particle Gels to Enhance CO2 Flooding Sweep Efficiency and Storage Efficiency Missouri University of Science & Technology
DE-FE0024558 
Task 2 - Utilization in Unconventional Reservoirs PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
FWP-66799
 Optimizing CO2 Sweep Based on Geochemical and Reservoir Characterization of the Residual Oil Zone of Hess Seminole Unit The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0024375
 Carbon Life Cycle Analysis of CO2-EOR for Net Carbon Negative Oil (NCNO) Classification The University of Texas at Austin 
 DE-FE0024433
A Non-Conventional CO2-EOR Target in the Illinois Basin: Oil Reservoirs of the Thick Cypress Sandstone University of Illinois
DE-FE0024431
Small-Scale Field Test Demonstrating CO2 Sequestration in Arbuckle Saline Aquifer and by CO2-EOR at Wellington Field, Sumner County, Kansas University of Kansas Center for Research
DE-FE0006821
Identification of Residual Oil Zones in the Williston and Powder River Basins University of North Dakota
DE-FE0024453
Improved Characterization and Modeling of Tight Oil Formations for CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential and Storage Capacity Estimation University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0024454
Developing and Validating Pressure Management and Plume Control Strategies in the Williston Basin Through a Brine Extraction and Storage Test (BEST) University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0026160
Central Appalachian Basin Unconventional (Coal/Organic Shale) Reservoir Small-Scale CO2 Injection Test Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - OSP
DE-FE0006827
Field Demonstration of an Active Reservoir Pressure Management Through Fluid Injection and Displaced Fluid Extraction at Rock Springs Uplift University of Wyoming
DE-FE0026159