Research Scientist Sue Hovorka was recently interviewed
by Mason Jones, Videographer, UT Office of Public Affairs,
as part of a series of videos that will appear on a new OnCampus
website. Sue’s discussion of Bureau research on geologic
storage to reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2 will be part
of a segment on alternative energy.
Geological Society held its monthly meeting at the Bureau on
Monday, November 5. Bureau scientist Tip Meckel
spoke on “An Overview
of Current Carbon Dioxide Capture and Geologic Storage (Sequestration)
Activities in Texas,” in which he presented basic
aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the context of
environmental, energy, and economic factors affecting deployment.
He focused on the role of the Bureau in DOE-funded field tests,
including the recent DOE award of $38 million for a large-volume
test in southwest Mississippi. Close to 50 were in attendance.
Phase 2 continues with the initiation of groundwater
sampling and the planning of the injection experiemant at the
SACROC (Scurry Area Canyon Reef Operators Committee) unitized
oil field, and the Phase 3 proposal is being prepared.
Frio Brine Pilot is in the final stage of post-injection
monitoring for the second injection at this site.