Bureau of Economic Geology/GCCC CO2 Brine Database

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by injecting unwanted gases into unused deep-brine-bearing aquifers is an attractive option because large-volume sinks underlie many carbon dioxide sources. In this study, funded by DOE/NETL, we inventoried the 16 geologic characteristics of 21 brine-bearing formations in the continental United States to provide basic data needed to assess the feasibility, costs, and risks of this sequestration method. We investigated a diverse spectrum of target formations and compiled a GIS database by digitizing published and unpublished data from each basin.

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Contact Name Ramon Trevino
Contact Email ramon.trevino@beg.utexas.edu
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