U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources and Associated Research

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources Assessment Team recently completed an evaluation of the technically accessible storage resource for carbon dioxide (CO2) for 36 sedimentary basins in the onshore areas and State waters of the United States.  The USGS obtained a mean estimate of approximately 3,000 metric gigatons (Gt) of subsurface CO2 storage capacity that is technically accessible below onshore areas and State waters by using a geology-based probabilistic assessment methodology.  The presentation will provide the results of the national assessment and a review of ongoing USGS geologic carbon storage research.