CCS and Power Systems

Carbon Storage - Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships/Injection Projects

An Assessment of Geological Carbon Sequestration Options in the Illinois Basin - Phase II & III

Performer: University of Illinois

Project No: FC26-05NT42588


  • Injection well drilled and completed May 2009.

  • Geophone well completed and geophone array installed in November 2009.

  • 3D seismic baseline data acquired in January 2010.

  • Verification well drilled, cased, and fitted with Westbay™ fluid sampling and P/T sensor instrumentation in January, 2011.

  • Construction of compression/dehydration facility and pipeline completed in summer 2010 (Figure 3).

  • Illinois EPA finalizes Class I Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit in April 2011.

  • Baseline fluid samples from injection target zone collected from verification well in summer 2011 (Figure 4).

  • Initiated satellite interferometry baseline data collection for imaging ground displacement in summer 2011.

  • Compression/dehydration facility commissioned in October 2011.

  • Illinois EPA completed review of as-built specifications and granted approval to begin injection operations on November 4, 2011.

  • Injection operations at 1,000 metric tons per day initiated on November 17, 2011.

  • Submittal of UIC Class VI permit December 2011.

  • First 3-Dimensional vertical seismic profile and cased-hole logging completed in March 2012.

  • Second 3-Dimensional vertical seismic profile completed in April 2013.

  • 500,000 metric tons of CO2 injected in May 2013.

  • Surface seismic monitoring instrumentation installed in September 2013 as a precaution for responding to larger induced seismic events detectable at the surface.

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