A joint effort by the Energy Minerals Division and the Division of Environmental Geosciences has been undertaken to compile peer-reviewed contributions of research and applications of geological sequestration of CO2 being performed in the petroleum, energy minerals, and environmental fields into an AAPG special publication.
Matthias Grobe, chair of the EMD/DEG CO2 Book Committee -- which consists of Rebecca L. Dodge, Jack C. Pashin, Robert Menzie and Andrew R. Scott -- are seeking new material (results) in the area of CO2 geological storage from research programs, pilot demonstration projects and commercial applications in oil and gas reservoirs, saline aquifers and deep coal beds.
This can include, but is not limited to, regional assessment studies on suitability and storage capacity as well as project-specific studies on site selection, baseline characterization, operation and performance.
The goal is to have the publication compiled and ready to hand over to AAPG publications no later than the early spring of 2007, before the next AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., April 1-4.
If you have an abstract on CO2 sequestration that fulfills the requested ideas mentioned above, please submit it to Grobe at matt.grobe @ gov.ab.ca.
Grobe also is the contact for those who are interested in being a reviewer for the future publication.
The June Environmental Geosciences (Volume 13, Number 2) is a special issue titled “Characterization of Demonstration Projects of CO2 Geological Sequestration -- Part I.” Table of Contents PDF
The peer-reviewed manuscripts for this volume are truly global in nature. The initial article is from the UK sector of the North Sea, while those that follow are contributions from the Ohio River valley, Gulf Coast Frio Formation and southeast Queensland, Australia.
The September 2006 Environmental Geosciences (Volume 13, Number 3) is another special issue, titled “Characterization of Demonstration Projects of CO2 Geological Sequestration -- Part II.” Again, the articles for this volume will be from across the globe.
For both upcoming special issue volumes of EG, the EMD has generously given a contribution for their publication. The DEG Executive Committee humbly thanks and appreciates the sponsoring donation provided by the EMD Executive Committee.
I must acknowledge the members of the present DEG Executive Committee for all their work this year. I really appreciate all the diligence to service and camaraderie, from president-elect Jane McColloch; vice president Craig Dingler; secretary-treasurer Nancy Dorsey; editor-in-chief Jerry Baum; and past president Ken Vogel.
Dingler (pulling double duty) and Robert Menzie put together excellent DEG sessions for the annual meeting in Houston, and arranged for our luncheon speaker, Amory Lovins . All the Advisory Board members and committees put in an effort to make this a successful year for DEG.
I especially appreciate Kevin Bohacs and Stephen Oliveri with ExxonMobil for putting together the initial Field Safety Leadership short course that was held immediately before the annual convention. The course was a great success, drawing attendees from academia and industry. Our goal is to have this short course as an offering at next year’s annual meeting in Long Beach.
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the AAPG Foundation, again, for its generous grant for the publication of EG.
I look forward to working as past-president on next year’s issues with Jane McColloch; incoming president-elect Charles (Chip) Groat; in-coming vice president Mike Jacobs; Nancy Dorsey, in a second year of a two-year term as secretary-treasurer; and new-term editor-in-chief, Jerry Baum.
Thank you for a successful year for the DEG -- and remember to volunteer!