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  • Main Title The Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project - A WESTCARB GeologicPilot Test


  • Author: Trautz, Robert
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Benson, Sally
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Myer, Larry
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Oldenburg, Curtis
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Seeman, Ed
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hadsell, Eric
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Funderburk, Ben
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.Coal
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: "Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)"


  • Creation: 2006-01-30


  • English


  • Content Description: WESTCARB, one of seven U.S. Department of Energypartnerships, identified (during its Phase I study) over 600 gigatonnesof CO2 storage capacity in geologic formations located in the Westernregion. The Western region includes the WESTCARB partnership states ofAlaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and theCanadian province of British Columbia. The WESTCARB Phase II study iscurrently under way, featuring three geologic and two terrestrial CO2pilot projects designed to test promising sequestration technologies atsites broadly representative of the region's largest potential carbonsinks. This paper focuses on two of the geologic pilot studies plannedfor Phase II -referred to-collectively as the Rosetta-Calpine CO2 StorageProject. The first pilot test will demonstrate injection of CO2 into asaline formation beneath a depleted gas reservoir. The second test willgather data for assessing CO2 enhanced gas recovery (EGR) as well asstorage in a depleted gas reservoir. The benefit of enhanced oil recovery(EOR) using injected CO2 to drive or sweep oil from the reservoir towarda production well is well known. EaR involves a similar CO2 injectionprocess, but has received far less attention. Depleted natural gasreservoirs still contain methane; therefore, CO2 injection may enhancemethane production by reservoir repressurization or pressure maintenance.CO2 injection into a saline formation, followed by injection into adepleted natural gas reservoir, is currently scheduled to start inOctober 2006.


  • Keyword: Natural Gas
  • Keyword: British Columbia
  • Keyword: Storage
  • Keyword: Carbon Sinks
  • Keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • STI Subject Categories: 54
  • Keyword: Geologic Formations


  • Conference: 5th Annual Confreence on Carbon Capture&Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, 8-11 May 2006


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL--59655
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 919834
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc902111