Joint 56th Annual North-Central/ 71st Annual Southeastern Section Meeting - 2022

Paper No. 8-1
Presentation Time: 8:05 AM


CONNER, Amber1, KELLEY, Mark1, RAVI GANESH, Priya1, HAAGSMA, Autumn1, GUPTA, Neeraj1, GREENBERG, Sallie2, LEETARU, Hannes E.3, GREB, Stephen4, CARTER, Kristin5 and HARRISON, William6, (1)Battelle Memorial Institute, 505 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43201, (2)Illinois State Geological Survey, Energy & Minerals, 615 East Peabody, Champaign, IL 61820, (3)Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, (4)Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0107, (5)PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, (6)Michigan Geological Survey, 5272 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

As part of the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) project, several major Carbon Storage Systems have been mapped within a 20-state region in the Midwest and Northeast United States. CS systems include single and stacked reservoirs and associated confining layers that are candidate storage systems for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects. These complex carbon systems have multi-potential single and stacked storage zones and present numerous technical characterization and identification challenges concerning geologic storage potential such as data coverage, capacity, containment, and injectability. The MRCI project was established as a regional partnership initiative to address challenges that could interfere with the establishment of large scale CCUS projects. This project and is focused on examining several major Carbon Storage Systems within several geologic basins within the study area, including the Michigan, Illinois, and Appalachian basins.

The MRCI project has focused on compiling existing geologic information to improve the understanding of the location, depth, structure and properties of the individual geologic formations that comprise each of the CS systems, and assessing CO2 injectivity potential and storage risks for representative locations through the use of modeling. Results of these efforts will be compiled into an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) that will be available to future CCUS project developers to facilitate implementation of CO2 storage in the MRCI region.

Project is funded through U.S. DOE DE-FE0031836