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Battelle Oil & Gas Newsletter

June 2016 - Issue 8

Industry Insights
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Battelle Showcases Technical Progress in Carbon Utilization and Storage

For nearly 20 years, Battelle has been working to develop new methods and technologies to make large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) viable for the oil & gas and energy industries. Over the next few months, Battelle researchers will share the lessons learned and results of large-scale field trials at industry conferences around the world.

Battelle has led the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) since 2003. Battelle completed three successful small-scale carbon storage field tests with MRCSP between 2003 and 2009 and is currently leading a large-scale storage test. Researchers have already evaluated and monitored more than 500,000 metric tons of CO2 injection in oil-bearing formations in Michigan.

At several upcoming conferences, project leaders will share updates from the large-scale trial as well as technical and geophysical knowledge gained. In addition, Battelle will present research findings on related topics such as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications, geophysical and geochemical assessment and modeling of storage potential, wellbore integrity assessment and pressure management.