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Title:Developing a Large-Scale Geologic Carbon Sequestration Site in the Illinois Basin
Author(s):Finley, Rob
Subject(s):carbon market
carbon sequestration
Abstract:The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) has completed drilling a 7,230 feet carbon dioxide injection well at Decatur, Illinois as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership program. The well will take 1,000 tons/day of supercritical CO2 for three years beginning in April. Extensive core, sample, and log data analysis is underway to evaluate injectivity, define perforation strategies, model the CO2 plume, and predict rock and brine interactions. Geophysics and a two-year monitoring period after injection ceases will allow unprecedented understanding of CO2 behavior in the subsurface and the safety and effectiveness of carbon sequestration in saline reservoirs. Rob Finley is the Director of the Energy and Earth Resources Center at the Illinois State Geological Survey, which is part of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at UIUC. He previously worked as Associate Director at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas. Finley is currently heading a major project on geological carbon sequestration in the Illinois Basin aimed at addressing concerns with global climate change. Rob has served on committees of the National Petroleum Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the National Research Council, the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, and the U.S. Potential Gas Committee. Rob holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of South Carolina; and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois.
Issue Date:2009-10-28
Series/Report:2009 Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Symposium
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-05-15

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