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Title: Site characterization of the highest-priority geologic formations for CO2 storage in Wyoming

This study, funded by U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory award DE-FE0002142 along with the state of Wyoming, uses outcrop and core observations, a diverse electric log suite, a VSP survey, in-bore testing (DST, injection tests, and fluid sampling), a variety of rock/fluid analyses, and a wide range of seismic attributes derived from a 3-D seismic survey to thoroughly characterize the highest-potential storage reservoirs and confining layers at the premier CO2 geological storage site in Wyoming. An accurate site characterization was essential to assessing the following critical aspects of the storage site: (1) more accurately estimate the CO2 reservoir storage capacity (Madison Limestone and Weber Sandstone at the Rock Springs Uplift (RSU)), (2) evaluate the distribution, long-term integrity, and permanence of the confining layers, (3) manage CO2 injection pressures by removing formation fluids (brine production/treatment), and (4) evaluate potential utilization of the stored CO2
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223445
DOE Contract Number:
FE0002142
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
Baker Hughes, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 58 GEOSCIENCES