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First National Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Washington, D.C., May 14–17, 2001

Evaluation of Brine-Bearing Sands of the Frio Formation, Upper Texas Gulf Coast, for Geologic Sequestration of CO 2

Susan D. Hovorka

This research is the result of collaboration between the Bureau and a team led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore the many aspects of geologic sequestration as a mechanism for the reduction of atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases. Co-authors are C. Doughty, K. Pruess, and S. M. Benson of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Paul R. Knox of the Bureau of Economic Geology; and C. T. Green of the University of California, Hydrologic Sciences.

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