Core Carbon Storage and Monitoring Research
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Performer:  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Figure 1: An overview of the technologies under development as part of this effort.
Website:  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-ESD-14-095
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $1,450,000
DOE Share:  $1,450,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Geologic Storage (GS)/Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment (MVAA)
Key Technology:  Task 2 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 3 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 4 – GS: Geomechanical Impacts
Task 5 – GS: Geochemical Impacts

Task 6 – GS: Geomechanical Impacts
Location:  Berkeley, California

Project Description

The aim of the research is to develop and test technologies ready for field deployment (Figure 1) while supporting the Carbon Storage Program objective of developing and validating technologies for safe and permanent storage. The effort is divided into five technical tasks:

Task 2 – Field Testing of Emerging Technologies (read more)
Task 3 – Advancing Monitoring Technology (read more)
Task 4 – Optimization Framework for Improved CO2 Injectivity, Storage Permanence, Monitoring, and Utilization (read more)
Task 5 – U.S.-Japan CCS Collaboration on Fibre-Optic Technology (read more)
Task 6 – Mont Terri Project (read more)

Project Benefits

This project will forward the deployment and testing of new monitoring technologies and methodologies. It will broaden learnings from leveraged research opportunities and provide the rapid transfer of knowledge to domestic programs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Jerry Carr: 
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta:
Principal Investigator Barry Freifeld:


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