Performing Carbon Storage Resource Assessments for Offshore Mid-Atlantic United States

5 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2020

Date Written: October 21, 2018

Abstract

The Mid-Atlantic United States Offshore Carbon Storage Resource Assessment Project (FE0026087) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Carbon Storage program to improve the effectiveness and reduce the costs of carbon dioxide storage implementation. This paper presents the methods followed and preliminary results of a comprehensive examination of potential carbon storage resources for an area of the offshore not previously characterized for carbon storage. The paper discusses the deep saline formations’ geologic and hydrologic properties informed by core, well log, and seismic data, followed by a discussion of risk factors that may affect storage resource potential. The results suggest the presence of laterally continuous sandstone formations and seals that offer significant potential storage capacity.

Keywords: Storage capacities, GHGT-14, Prospective Storage Resources; carbon storage resources; carbon storage risk factors; Baltimore Canyon Trough; Georges Bank Basin

Suggested Citation

Cumming, Lydia and Fukai, Isis and Burchwell, Andrew and Sminchak, Joel and McLaughlin, Peter and KunleDare, Mojisola and Gupta, Neeraj, Performing Carbon Storage Resource Assessments for Offshore Mid-Atlantic United States (October 21, 2018). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3365864 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3365864

Lydia Cumming (Contact Author)

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Isis Fukai

Battelle ( email )

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Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

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Joel Sminchak

Battelle

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Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Peter McLaughlin

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19711
United States

Mojisola KunleDare

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19711
United States

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

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