Geological CO2 Storage Characterization
This book investigates geological CO2 storage and its role in greenhouse gas emissions reduction, enhanced oil recovery, and environmentally responsible use of fossil fuels. Written for energy/environmental regulators at every level of government (federal, state, etc.), scientists/academics, representatives from the power and fossil energy sectors, NGOs, and other interested parties, this book uses the characterization of the Rock Springs Uplift site in Wyoming as an integrated case study to illustrate the application of geological CO2 storage science, principles, and theory in a real-world scenario.
Illustrates how current scientific principles, research tools, and technology can be integrated and applied to a specific site to evaluate its potential for commercial CO2 storageProvides a useful road map for the implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) on a large scaleMoving beyond previous disparate theoretical studies, this book presents a complete picture – from start to finish – of the process necessary to identify, characterize, and confirm the validity of a potential geological carbon storage site