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Title: Interdisciplinary Investigation of CO2 Sequestration in Depleted Shale Gas Formations

This project investigates the feasibility of geologic sequestration of CO2 in depleted shale gas reservoirs from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. It is anticipated that over the next two decades, tens of thousands of wells will be drilled in the 23 states in which organic-rich shale gas deposits are found. This research investigates the feasibility of using these formations for sequestration. If feasible, the number of sites where CO2 can be sequestered increases dramatically. The research embraces a broad array of length scales ranging from the ~10 nanometer scale of the pores in the shale formations to reservoir scale through a series of integrated laboratory and theoretical studies.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1165569
DOE Contract Number:
FE0004731
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES