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Extramural Research

 

Progress Review of STAR Grant Research on Carbon Geosequestration

January 7 - 8, 2013
EPA Headquarters
Room 1153
1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

AGENDA

Print Version (PDF) (2 pp, 32 K) | Presentations


The purpose of this meeting is to share and discuss the progress of the grantees of the Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Research projects designed to further the scientific understanding of the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. For GS CO2 to reach the estimated scale needed to significantly contribute as a greenhouse gas mitigation measure, it is critical that GS projects incorporate robust safeguards. This research is needed to investigate how integrating approaches in design, siting, modeling and monitoring of CO2 in the subsurface can provide safe and effective storage, mitigate potential risks, and prevent endangerment of existing and potential sources of drinking water.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome and Introduction
Barbara Klieforth, ORD / STAR Program
STAR Carbon Geosequestration Projects Progress Review (PDF) (14 pp, 784 K)

10:00am-10:20am

Larry Murdoch, Clemson University
Risks Posed by Brines Containing Dissolved CO2 (PDF) (19 pp, 3.28 MB)

10:20-10:40am

Bruce Kobelski,
OW/Underground Injection Control Program & Class VI Wells (PDF) (37 pp, 2.0 MB)

10:40-11:00am

Break & Poster Set-Up
Rooms 1151 and 1155

11:00-11:20am

Qiang Yang, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Groundwater geochemistry in field injection and lab incubation experiments simulating CO2 leakage into shallow aquifers in Newark Basin (PDF) (18 pp, 1.04 MB)

11:20-11:40am

Eli Deuker, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Microbial succession and stimulation following CO2 injection into a Newark Basin Test well (PDF) (18 pp, 931 K)

11:40-12:00pm

Lunch Break & Poster Session

12:00-1:30pm

Jeff McDonald, EPA Region 5
EPA Regional Perspective (PDF) (7 pp, 298 KB)

1:30-2:00pm

Ed Mehnert, University of Illinois at Champaign
Uncertainties Associated with Geologic Carbon Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers (PDF) (17 pp, 1.7 MB)

2:00-2:20pm

Peter Berger, University of Illinois at Champaign
CO2 Batch Experiments with Reservoir and Seal Rocks (PDF) (22 pp, 5.9 MB)

2:20-2:40pm

Mike Kolian,
OAR / GHG Reporting (PDF) (18 pp, 1.4 MB)

2:40-3:00pm

Break

3:00-3:30pm

Sue Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
Development of Site-specific Monitoring Standards (PDF) (35 pp, 1.1 MB)

3:30-4:00pm

J.P. Nicot, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
Pressure-Anomaly Based Leakage Detection (PDF) (29 pp, 2.3 MB)

4:00-4:30pm

Poster Session

4:30-6:00pm

Dinner Nearby

7:00pm

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Brief Introduction
Barbara Klieforth, ORD

9:00-9:05am

Glenn Paulson, Science Advisor to the EPA Administrator
Unconventional Oil and Gas—Health-Related Actions by The Federal Government (PDF) (62 pp 2.5 MB)

9:05-10:10am

Break

10:10-10:30am

Brian McPherson, University of Utah
Aquifer Risk Assessment Framework (PDF) (35 pp 3.3 MB)

10:30-11:00am

John McCray, Colorado School of Mines
Water quality implications of brine and CO2 leakage on underground sources of drinking water (PDF) (39 pp 3.5 MB)

11:00-11:20am

Reed Maxwell, Colorado School of Mines
Towards an understanding of uncertainty, heterogeneity and reactive transport in a human health risk framework for CO2 sequestration impacts on shallow groundwater (PDF) (54 pp 7.8 MB)

11:20-11:40am

Lunch & Poster Session

11:40-1:00pm

Mike Celia, Princeton University
Hierarchical Modeling Framework (PDF) (26 pp 1.4 MB)

1:00-1:20pm

Wrap Up

1:20-2:00pm

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