Field Demonstration of an Active Reservoir Pressure Management Through Fluid Injection and Displaced Fluid Extraction at Rosk Springs Uplift


Figure 1:  A conceptual map of reservoir management<br/>strategies for CO<sub>2</sub> injection and brine extraction.
Figure 1: A conceptual map of reservoir management
strategies for CO2 injection and brine extraction.
University of Wyoming
Website:  University of Wyoming
Award Number:  FE0026159
Project Duration:  09/01/2015 – 01/06/2017
Total Award Value:  $1,477,422
DOE Share:  $1,034,662
Performer Share:  $442,760
Technology Area:  Storage Infrastructure
Key Technology:  Fit-for-Purpose
Location:  Laramie, WY

Project Description

The objectives of this project are to: 1) address research and technological gaps and reduce commercial-scale geological CO2 risks by developing and validating, through a carefully-designed field project, advanced technologies and engineering approaches for predicting, monitoring and managing pressure plumes; and 2) to develop a Brine Extraction Storage Test (BEST) that will deploy treatment technologies for extracted brine water. This project is focusing on the use of the Rock Springs Uplift (RSU) carbon storage site in southwest Wyoming (Figure 1).

Project Benefits

An active reservoir pressure management strategy is necessary to ensure safe and efficient operation of commercial-scale geologic CO2 storage in saline reservoirs. The proposed work is lowering risk and uncertainty by expediting the low-risk, transition of a characterized carbon capture and storage site to an integrated storage demonstration designed to investigate and validate reservoir pressure management strategies. The impact of the project will provide a viable bridge for the safe advancement of saline storage through reservoir pressure management. When coupled with brine treatment, this complete storage reservoir management program will be transferrable and usable at potential CCS sites across the Rocky Mountain region and around the world.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
William Aljoe:
Technology Manager 
Traci Rodosta:
Principal Investigator 
Zunsheng Jiao:

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