Integrated Pre-Feasibility Study for CO2 Geological Storage in the Cascadia Basin, Offshore Washington State and British Columbia Email Page
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Performer: Columbia University - Palisades NY
Figure 1: Potential deep sea basalt targets in<br/>the Cascadia Basin for the safe and permanent storage of CO<sub>2</sub>.
Figure 1: Potential deep sea basalt targets in
the Cascadia Basin for the safe and permanent storage of CO2.
Website: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Award Number: FE0029219
Project Duration: 02/01/2017 – 07/31/2018
Total Award Value: $1,120,655
DOE Share: $821,636
Performer Share: $299,019
Technology Area: Storage Infrastructure
Key Technology:
Location: New York, New York

Project Description

The focus of this project is to conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the suitability of an ocean basalt reservoir in the Cascadia Basin offshore from Washington State and British Columbia (Figure 1) for the safe and permanent storage of 50 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The project team will also work to better understand the methods and feasibility for large-scale, permanent storage of CO2 in deep basalt reservoirs in oceans around the world. This project will leverage a large collection of drilling, well log, and core sample data, as well as existing borehole and seafloor instrumentation, existing modeling studies, and new modeling capabilities. Finally, this project will establish reservoir and risk assessment methods and tools for reservoirs of this type.

Project Benefits

This project will help lead to the expansion of reservoir types suitable for the safe and permanent storage of CO2. The project team will also leverage existing data to develop reservoir and risk assessment methods and tools that can be used for future assessments of potential reservoirs of this geologic type. These benefits will ultimately help attain the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) goals of validating technologies that will ensure 99 percent storage permanence and developing technologies that improve reservoir storage efficiency while ensuring containment effectiveness.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Joshua Hull: joshua.hull@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta: traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Dr. David Goldberg: goldberg@1deo.columbia.edu

 

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