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Title: The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test

Abstract

WESTCARB, one of seven U.S. Department of Energypartnerships, identified (during its Phase I study) over 600 gigatonnesof CO2 storage capacity in geologic formations located in the Westernregion. The Western region includes the WESTCARB partnership states ofAlaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and theCanadian province of British Columbia. The WESTCARB Phase II study iscurrently under way, featuring three geologic and two terrestrial CO2pilot projects designed to test promising sequestration technologies atsites broadly representative of the region's largest potential carbonsinks. This paper focuses on two of the geologic pilot studies plannedfor Phase II -referred to-collectively as the Rosetta-Calpine CO2 StorageProject. The first pilot test will demonstrate injection of CO2 into asaline formation beneath a depleted gas reservoir. The second test willgather data for assessing CO2 enhanced gas recovery (EGR) as well asstorage in a depleted gas reservoir. The benefit of enhanced oil recovery(EOR) using injected CO2 to drive or sweep oil from the reservoir towarda production well is well known. EaR involves a similar CO2 injectionprocess, but has received far less attention. Depleted natural gasreservoirs still contain methane; therefore, CO2 injection may enhancemethane production by reservoir repressurization or pressure maintenance.CO2 injection into a saline formation, followed by injection into adepleted naturalmore » gas reservoir, is currently scheduled to start inOctober 2006.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.Coal
OSTI Identifier:
919834
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59655
R&D Project: G20901; BnR: AA3010000; TRN: US200822%%584
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5th Annual Confreence on Carbon Capture&Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, 8-11 May 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BRITISH COLUMBIA; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON SINKS; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; NATURAL GAS; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Trautz, Robert, Benson, Sally, Myer, Larry, Oldenburg, Curtis, Seeman, Ed, Hadsell, Eric, and Funderburk, Ben. The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Trautz, Robert, Benson, Sally, Myer, Larry, Oldenburg, Curtis, Seeman, Ed, Hadsell, Eric, & Funderburk, Ben. The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test. United States.
Trautz, Robert, Benson, Sally, Myer, Larry, Oldenburg, Curtis, Seeman, Ed, Hadsell, Eric, and Funderburk, Ben. Mon . "The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919834.
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title = {The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test},
author = {Trautz, Robert and Benson, Sally and Myer, Larry and Oldenburg, Curtis and Seeman, Ed and Hadsell, Eric and Funderburk, Ben},
abstractNote = {WESTCARB, one of seven U.S. Department of Energypartnerships, identified (during its Phase I study) over 600 gigatonnesof CO2 storage capacity in geologic formations located in the Westernregion. The Western region includes the WESTCARB partnership states ofAlaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and theCanadian province of British Columbia. The WESTCARB Phase II study iscurrently under way, featuring three geologic and two terrestrial CO2pilot projects designed to test promising sequestration technologies atsites broadly representative of the region's largest potential carbonsinks. This paper focuses on two of the geologic pilot studies plannedfor Phase II -referred to-collectively as the Rosetta-Calpine CO2 StorageProject. The first pilot test will demonstrate injection of CO2 into asaline formation beneath a depleted gas reservoir. The second test willgather data for assessing CO2 enhanced gas recovery (EGR) as well asstorage in a depleted gas reservoir. The benefit of enhanced oil recovery(EOR) using injected CO2 to drive or sweep oil from the reservoir towarda production well is well known. EaR involves a similar CO2 injectionprocess, but has received far less attention. Depleted natural gasreservoirs still contain methane; therefore, CO2 injection may enhancemethane production by reservoir repressurization or pressure maintenance.CO2 injection into a saline formation, followed by injection into adepleted natural gas reservoir, is currently scheduled to start inOctober 2006.},
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year = {Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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