Fit for Purpose Projects

NETL supports a number of small-scale field projects which explore and characterize CO2 storage opportunities in North America. The small-scale field projects are designed to demonstrate that regional storage formations have the capability to store CO2 and provide the foundation for larger volume, commercial-scale projects. The field projects are focused on developing a better understanding of different types of geologic storage reservoir classes, thus providing insight into how these depositional systems are capable of influencing the fluid flowing within them. These storage reservoirs may contain natural gas, oil, or saline water–any of which may impact CO2 storage. Read more about small-scale field projects.

The need to further understand CO2 behavior in various formations and depositional environments has resulted in additional Carbon Storage Program research to support the following small-scale field projects provided on the map below:

Small-Scale CO2 Injection Project Locations
Small-Scale CO2 Injection Project Locations

Small-Scale CO2 Injection Project Details

  Project Performer
State Project Type
1
University of Kansas
Kansas
Saline and Enhanced Oil Recovery
2
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia
Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery
3
Blackhorse Energy, LLC
Louisiana
Enhanced Oil Recovery
4
CONSOL Energy, Inc.
West Virginia
Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery
5
Advanced Resources International, Inc.
Kentucky  Storage in Shales

In addition to the small-scale field tests described above, NETL is supporting the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. The project is an international collaboration which brings together Canada, the United States, the European Community, and Japan, as well as numerous other industrial and government sponsors. The research initiative integrates large-scale commercial enhanced oil recovery (EOR) with carbon storage operations at the Weyburn and Midale oil fields in the Williston Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Read more about the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project.

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