Additional Resources

Additional Links & Resources

The following links and resources provide additional information about different aspects of climate change and carbon sequestration. This information is provided to assist the website visitor to learn more about these issues. In most cases, these links will take the user to a website run by another entity. Battelle and the MRCSP are not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites and the views expressed on those websites and related materials do not necessarily represent the views of the members of the MRCSP.
Climate Change Science and Modeling


Carbon Sequestration in General


Geologic Carbon Sequestration


Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
 

Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Information


US EPA Regulatory Programs

There are two main US EPA regulatory programs impacting CCS: (1) the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program governs injection permits and (2) the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) governs CO₂ emissions reporting. Each program is briefly described.

The UIC Program is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water (USDWs). Oil and gas well that are also used for CO₂ storage are regulated through the UIC Class II Program [hotlink to: https://www.epa.gov/uic/class-ii-oil-and-gas-related-injection-wells]. Wells in saline formations that are used for CO₂ storage are regulated through the UIC Class VI Program [hotlink to: https://www.epa.gov/uic/class-vi-wells-used-geologic-sequestration-co₂].

The GHGRP requires the reporting of GHG data from large sources and suppliers. The program is broken into multiple subparts that apply to specific industries, sources, and uses of CO2. For purposes of CO₂ storage, Subpart RR covers the reporting of geologic sequestration of CO₂. All UIC Class VI permit holders must report stored amounts of CO₂ using Subpart RR and UIC Class II wells using CO₂ EOR can opt to report under Subpart RR.


This page provides links to a variety of reference materials related to carbon sequestration developed by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). 
 

This interactive geographic information tool that allows users to develop their own maps of CO₂ sources and sinks in the MRCSP region. The interactive map is a result of the information provided by and collaboration between the State Geological Surveys of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, as well as Rutgers University and Western Michigan University.

Articles from the Environmental Geosciences Journal about MRCSP Studies
 
The following articles appear in Special Issues Volume 16, no. 3 and 4, of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Environmental Geosciences Journal. The articles are posted by permission of the AAPG/DEG whose permission is required for further use.

"Geological sequestration capacity of the Dundee Limestone, Michigan Basin, United States," Joshua P. Kirschner and David A. Barnes; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 3, (September 2009), pp. 127 -- 138. 

"Reservoir characteristics of the Bass Island dolomite in Otsego County, Michigan: Results for a saline reservoir CO₂ sequestration demonstration," William B. Harrison III, G. Michael Grammer and David A. Barnes; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 3, (September 2009), pp. 139 -- 151. 

"Well test results and reservoir performance for a carbon dioxide injection test in the Bass Islands Dolomite in the Michigan Basin," Joel Sminchak, Neeraj Gupta, and Jacqueline Gerst; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 3, (September 2009), pp. 153 -- 162. 

"Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in the Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone: Regional storage capacity, site characterization, and large-scale injection feasibility, Michigan Basin," David A. Barnes, Diana H. Bacon, and Stephen R. Kelley; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 3, (September 2009), pp. 163 -- 183. 

"Unraveling the stratigraphy of the Oriskany Sandstone: A necessity in assessing its site-specific carbon sequestration potential," Jaime Kostelnik and Kristin M. Carter; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 4, (December 2009), pp. 187 -- 200.

"Characterization of the Helderberg Group as a geologic seal for CO₂ sequestration," J. Eric Lewis, Ronald R. McDowell, Katharine Lee Avary, and Kristin M. Carter; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 4, (December 2009), pp. 201 -- 210.

"Assessing spatial uncertainty in reservoir characterization planning using public well-log data: A case study," Erik R. Venteris and Kristin M. Carter; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 4, (December 2009), pp. 211 -- 234. 
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