A combined saline formation and gas reservoir CO2 injection pilotin Northern California

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A geologic sequestration pilot in the Thornton gas field in Northern California, USA involves injection of up to 4000 tons of CO{sub 2} into a stacked gas and saline formation reservoir. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is leading the pilot test in collaboration with Rosetta Resources, Inc. and Calpine Corporation under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy and California Energy Commission's WESTCARB, Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. The goals of the pilot include: (1) Demonstrate the feasibility of CO{sub 2} storage in saline formations representative of major geologic sinks in California; (2) Test the feasibility of Enhanced Gas Recovery ... continued below

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Trautz, Robert; Myer, Larry; Benson, Sally; Oldenburg, Curt; Daley, Thomas & Seeman, Ed April 28, 2006.

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A geologic sequestration pilot in the Thornton gas field in Northern California, USA involves injection of up to 4000 tons of CO{sub 2} into a stacked gas and saline formation reservoir. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is leading the pilot test in collaboration with Rosetta Resources, Inc. and Calpine Corporation under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy and California Energy Commission's WESTCARB, Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. The goals of the pilot include: (1) Demonstrate the feasibility of CO{sub 2} storage in saline formations representative of major geologic sinks in California; (2) Test the feasibility of Enhanced Gas Recovery associated with the early stages of a CO{sub 2} storage project in a depleting gas field; (3) Obtain site-specific information to improve capacity estimation, risk assessment, and performance prediction; (4) Demonstrate and test methods for monitoring CO{sub 2} storage in saline formations and storage/enhanced recovery projects in gas fields; and (5) Gain experience with regulatory permitting and public outreach associated with CO{sub 2} storage in California. Test design is currently underway and field work begins in August 2006.

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  • 8th International Green House Gas ControlTechnology, Trondheim, Norway, 19-22 June 2006

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  • Report No.: LBNL--60169
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900793
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883720

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Trautz, Robert; Myer, Larry; Benson, Sally; Oldenburg, Curt; Daley, Thomas & Seeman, Ed. A combined saline formation and gas reservoir CO2 injection pilotin Northern California, article, April 28, 2006; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883720/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.