Assessment of oil and gas fields in Indiana for CO2 sequestration

Atmospheric concentrations of CO2, Earth's most voluminous greenhouse gas, are presently about 32 percent higher than at the onset of the industrial revolution, some 150 years ago. Sequestering CO2 in subsurface reservoirs is one method that has been proposed to reduce the volu... Full description

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Authors:Solano-Acosta, W.; Zuppann, C.W.; Rupp, J.A.
Volume Title:2003 AAPG annual convention with SEPM
Volume Authors:Chidsey, T.C., Jr., chairperson
Source:Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts - American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol.12, p.160; AAPG annual convention with SEPM, Salt Lake City, UT, May 11-14, 2003, chaired by T.C. Chidsey, Jr. Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 0094-0038
Publication Date:2003
Note:In English. Available on compact disc and on paper
Subjects:Aquifers; Atlas; Atmosphere; Carbon dioxide; Controls; Enhanced recovery; Gas storage; Ground water; History; Natural gas; Oil and gas fields; Petroleum; Petroleum engineering; Petroleum exploration; Production; Recovery; Reservoir properties; Secondary recovery; Tertiary recovery; Indiana; United States
Record ID:2005053202
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2020 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
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Atmospheric concentrations of CO2, Earth's most voluminous greenhouse gas, are presently about 32 percent higher than at the onset of the industrial revolution, some 150 years ago. Sequestering CO2 in subsurface reservoirs is one method that has been proposed to reduce the volume of CO2 entering the atmosphere. The Mid-continent Interactive Digital Atlas and Relational dataBase (MIDCARB) Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a consortium of five states (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Ohio), that was created to construct a digital atlas containing the geological and cultural information necessary to evaluate the potential for capturing and storing CO2 in geological formations. This atlas includes data on oil and gas fields, CO2 sources, saline aquifers, geologic controls, and industrial and public infrastructure. Oil and gas exploration in Indiana began in the late 1800s, and more than 600 oil and gas fields have been produced since that time. Most are at or near the end of their economic lives, having gone through primary, secondary, and even tertiary recovery. These fields are optimal candidates for the long-term storage of CO2. A potential added benefit of storing CO2 in nearly "dead" oil and gas fields is the recovery of additional petroleum. An inventory of petroleum reservoirs in Indiana, including their size, production histories, and reservoir characteristics will help to determine the volume of CO2 that could be stored and also will help to assess potential challenges that may be encountered.