Carbon Sequestration

19 November, 2009
Who Should Attend
This e-symposium is ideal for geologists, engineers, geo-techs, geophysicists, geochemists, and other team members involved in carbon capture and sequestration.
Questions for CEU Credit

Please write a brief (one paragraph) response to the questions and email them to [email protected]

  1. Why is carbon sequestration important in the area of carbon management?
  2. What can coal-fired plants and other users of coal accomplish by using carbon sequestration for carbon management?
  3. Describe carbon capture and carbon storage, and provide an explanation of various types.
  4. Briefly describe the geology of Kentucky or another area, and describe how and where carbon storage can be accomplished.
  5. Briefly discuss another example of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, a carbon dioxide injection test, or a large-scale injection feasibility study.
  6. Describe what kind of monitoring and tests should be run in conjunction with carbon capture and storage.
Course Content

This presentation will review the results of ongoing carbon storage research in Kentucky by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) and industry partners. The Kentucky Consortium for Carbon Storage at the University of Kentucky was formed in 2008 to implement mandates by the Kentucky state legislature to investigate the potential for carbon sequestration in deep saline reservoirs, organic-rich shales, and in enhanced oil recovery projects. The results of an 8,100 ft. CO₂ injection test well drilled and completed during the summer of 2009 will be presented. In addition, preliminary results of CO2₂ enhanced oil recovery projects in Illinois Basin of western Kentucky will be discussed. A potential sequestration target in Kentucky is Devonian organic-rich black shale, which will be tested in the near future. Progress to date on modeling CO₂ injection into low-permeability organic shales will be included. A brief summary of legal and regulatory activity in Kentucky related to carbon sequestration will be discussed.

The recorded portion is to be followed by a full day of independent study. The one-hour recorded e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. You will receive via email information about accessing your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).


S. Julio Friedmann
Geological Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Elements, Jun 2007; 3: 179 - 184.

David A. Barnes, Diana H. Bacon, and Stephen R. Kelley
Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in the Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone: Regional storage capacity, site characterization, and large-scale injection feasibility, Michigan Basin
Environmental Geosciences, Sep 2009; 16: 163 - 183.

John R. Underhill, Nikos Lykakis, and Salman Shafique
Turning exploration risk into a carbon storage opportunity in the UK Southern North Sea
Petroleum Geoscience, Nov 2009; 15: 291 - 304.

Joel Sminchak, Neeraj Gupta, and Jacqueline Gerst
Well test results and reservoir performance for a carbon dioxide injection test in the Bass Islands Dolomite in the Michigan Basin
Environmental Geosciences, Sep 2009; 16: 153 - 162.

William B. Harrison, III, G. Michael Grammer, and David A. Barnes
Reservoir characteristics of the Bass Islands dolomite in Otsego County, Michigan: Results for a saline reservoir CO₂ sequestration demonstration
Environmental Geosciences, Sep 2009; 16: 139 - 151.

Joshua P. Kirschner and David A. Barnes
Geological sequestration capacity of the Dundee Limestone, Michigan Basin, United States
Environmental Geosciences, Sep 2009; 16: 127 - 138.

Special Section: Unconventional Resources and Co₂ Monitoring

Don White
Monitoring CO₂ storage during EOR at the Weyburn-Midale Field
The Leading Edge, Jul 2009; 28: 838 - 842.

Additional Web-Based Readings

Kentucky Consortium for Carbon Storage

Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the US

Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture

CO₂ Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Best Practices Manual

Midwest Geologic Sequestration Consortium (Illinois Basin)

Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership

SECARB- The Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership

MIT Carbon Sequestration Resource

MidCarb The midcontinent Interactive Digital Carbon Atlas and Relational Database

NatCarb A National look at carbon sequestration

Recording of original webinar, packet of independent study reading materials, PDF of original PowerPoint presentation by FTP download. (Original presentation date: November 19, 2009.) Some materials will also sent by e-mail.

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Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.


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