U.S. DOE methodology for the development of geologic storage potential for carbon dioxide at the national and regional scale

Angela Goodman, Alexandra Hakala, Grant Bromhal, Dawn Deel, Traci Rodosta, Scott Frailey, Mitchell Small, Doug Allen, Vyacheslav Romanov, Jim Fazio, Nicolas Huerta, Dustin McIntyre, Barbara Kutchko, George Guthrie

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Abstract

A detailed description of the United States Department of Energy (US-DOE) methodology for estimating CO 2 storage potential for oil and gas reservoirs, saline formations, and unmineable coal seams is provided. The oil and gas reservoirs are assessed at the field level, while saline formations and unmineable coal seams are assessed at the basin level. The US-DOE methodology is intended for external users such as the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs), future project developers, and governmental entities to produce high-level CO 2 resource assessments of potential CO 2 storage reservoirs in the United States and Canada at the regional and national scale; however, this methodology is general enough that it could be applied globally. The purpose of the US-DOE CO 2 storage methodology, definitions of storage terms, and a CO 2 storage classification are provided. Methodology for CO 2 storage resource estimate calculation is outlined. The Log Odds Method when applied with Monte Carlo Sampling is presented in detail for estimation of CO 2 storage efficiency needed for CO 2 storage resource estimates at the regional and national scale. CO 2 storage potential reported in the US-DOE's assessment are intended to be distributed online by a geographic information system in NatCarb and made available as hard-copy in the Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada. US-DOE's methodology will be continuously refined, incorporating results of the Development Phase projects conducted by the RCSPs from 2008 to 2018. Estimates will be formally updated every two years in subsequent versions of the Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)952-965
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • CO
  • Geologic storage
  • Oil and gas reservoirs
  • Resource estimates
  • Saline formations
  • Unmineable coal seams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Goodman, A., Hakala, A., Bromhal, G., Deel, D., Rodosta, T., Frailey, S., Small, M., Allen, D., Romanov, V., Fazio, J., Huerta, N., McIntyre, D., Kutchko, B., & Guthrie, G. (2011). U.S. DOE methodology for the development of geologic storage potential for carbon dioxide at the national and regional scale. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(4), 952-965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.03.010