Battelle Memorial Institute is developing a prospective resource assessment for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in offshore regions along the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States (Figure 1). The systematic carbon storage resource assessment region extends from the Georges Bank Basin through the Long Island Platform to the southern Baltimore Canyon Trough. Key input parameters are being defined to reduce uncertainty of efficiency estimates and risk factors that may constrain the storage resources assessment. Industry and regulatory stakeholders are engaged through a road map development effort designed to assist future project planning and implementation.
The project objective is to develop a prospective resource assessment for CO2 storage in offshore regions along the mid-Atlantic and northern states in the United States. The offshore assessment allows for both the identification of specific geologic units that are promising enough to warrant a detailed site characterization and the field validation of offshore characterization technologies that meet the needs of the Carbon Storage Program.