Geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration has been a key component of Washington, D.C.’s energy and environmental policy platform.
DBS&A experts provided key technical expertise to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in developing final Underground Injection Control (UIC) rules for permitting carbon dioxide injection wells associated with geologic sequestration. DBS&A can apply this expertise—and our experience with multi-phase fluid modeling, vadose-zone and groundwater monitoring programs, and subsurface injection—to support your developments in geologic sequestration while protecting groundwater resources. Proper siting, operation, and monitoring can minimize risks associated with CO2 sequestration.
Publications and Presentations on Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Schnaar, G. and S. Cullen, 2009. The hydrology of geologic sequestration. Southwest Hydrology, Vol. 8, No. 5, September/October 2009. Publication ID: 9624
Schnaar, G. and N. Sweetland. 2008. Geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide: potential impacts to groundwater resources, the U.S. regulatory framework, and lessons learned from previous injection activities. Groundwater Resources Association of California Climate Change: Implications for California Groundwater Management. August 2008, Sacramento, California. Publication ID: 9661
Schnaar, G. 2010. Geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide: simulation for regulators. International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program, CO2 Geologic Storage Modeling Meeting. February 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah. Publication ID: 9609
Schnaar, G. 2010. Geologic sequestration modeling and federal regulations. Invited speaker at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Greenhouse Gas R&D Program CO2 Geological Storage Modeling Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 16, 2010. Publication ID: 9610
Schnaar, G., et al., Correction TO: Birkholzer, J.T. et al., 2011. Brine flow up a well caused by pressure perturbation from geologic carbon sequestration: Static and dynamic evaluations. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control; Vol. 5: 850–861. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.05.021 Publication ID: 9569
Geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration is a strategy to reduce emissions of carbon sources by injecting CO2 into deep saline formations.