The National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) — an initiative within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory—applies DOE’s core competency in science-based prediction for engineered–natural systems to the long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).
The Core Carbon Storage and Monitoring Research Program (CCSMR) aims to advance emergent monitoring and field operations optimization technologies that can be used in commercial carbon storage projects.
The overall objective of the EPRI-led BEST project to be performed at the Lansing Smith electric generating station near Panama City, Florida, is to help develop cost-effective pressure control, plume management and produced water strategies that can be used to improve reservoir storage efficiency and capacity, and demonstrate safe, reliable containment of CO2 in deep geologic formations with CO2 permanence of 99% or better.
LBNL is working with the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and other partners in the Gulf of Mexico Partnership for Offshore Carbon Storage (GoMCarb) aimed at ensuring safe, long-term, and economically viable offshore storage of carbon in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) region.
The “Development of High Sensitivity Engineered Optical Fiber for Distributed Acoustic Sensing” project (HS-DAS) aims to build on the success of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology for monitoring CO2 sequestration by increasing the sensitivity of DAS sensing cable. DAS is an emerging technology that uses commercial telecommunications optical fiber to sense acoustic waves.
This project aims to critically evaluate this new storage paradigm focusing initially on two regions: Hawaii and Japan. The ultimate goal is to develop a reservoir model to assess the viability of large-scale CO2 storage in known and generic saline volcanic basins.