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Characterization Field Projects (Onshore and offshore)

Photograph from Southern States Energy Board's ECO2S Project as part of the CarbonSAFE Initiative
Photograph from Southern States Energy Board's ECO2S Project as part of the CarbonSAFE Initiative

Characterization field laboratory projects focus on storage complex that can support the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in both onshore and offshore settings. A key gap in the critical path toward CCS deployment is the 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 Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative has been deployed to focus on development of geologic storage sites for the storage of 50+ MMT of CO2 from industrial sources.

The results of these projects, which will reduce technical risk, uncertainty, and cost of 50+ MMT-scale projects, will:

  1. Improve understanding of project screening, site selection, characterization, and baseline monitoring, verification, accounting (MVA), and assessment procedures, as well as the information necessary to submit appropriate permit applications for 50+ MMT-scale projects.
  2. Provide best practices for the integration of site characterization information into reservoir simulations and design of injection and monitoring strategies for such projects.

 

CarbonSafeOffshore Projects

Technology Component Portfolio Interactive Map

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is supporting a diverse portfolio of projects, which can be viewed in the Tableau Dashboard below. This map is entirely interactive; adjusting the toolbar on the left allows you to narrow your selection, pan, or zoom in/out. The map can be sorted by Technology Area; clicking on a location allows you to learn more about each individual project. 

Adjusting the Icon Spread Factor allows you to simultaneously view projects with the same locations. NOTE: Some of the projects, while they share a location, appear staggered to allow the viewer to show multiple projects at the same location. In those instances, as well those in which the location is marked as "Regional," the location is estimated.

Please note that the interactive map is best viewed using the Internet Explorer or Edge internet browsers.