The overall mission of our Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) is to promote better understanding of CO2 sequestration science and engineering technology. Our efforts are helping to create a skilled workforce for the CCS industry, and fostering the public understanding required to advance the United States in its energy security and its leadership position with regard to climate change mitigation technology.

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CO2 - Too much of a good thing?Carbon is an essential building block of life. Carbon-based fuels are valuable sources of deportable, storable energy. Can we use too much carbon based fuel? Why it matters to the atmosphere, and what you can do...



Students completing co2 storage activityThis activity allows students to examine the CO2 emissions from three fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) from several countries. Students learn to calculate CO2 emissions of various fossil fuels, look at the emissions per...


Energy Sources and Energy Challenges presentationThis activity includes lecture slides, hands-on activities and a problem worksheet to look at how much energy we use for simple daily activities, such as taking a hot...

STORE Joins UT to Host Prestigious Side Event at the COP21 in Paris

The team from The University of Texas held a side event on December first to discuss the first year of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at Boundary Dam, the world’s first full-scale CCS project on a coal power plant; 19 years of CCS in the North Sea region; CCS policies; EU pilot projects; and new project collaboration opportunities at Boundary Dam and in offshore storage open to developing countries and CTC (Climate Technology Centre and Network). Organizer: University of Texas at Austin Co-organizers: CO2GeoNet, Carbon Capture and Storage Association, and the IEAGHG.

For more information on the side event, please visit: http://cop21.co2geonet.com/. The information can be accessed by clicking the "+" symbol under the date.

University of Texas and STORE team members will be on hand throughout the entire conference to answer questions regarding The Universities energy research...

CPGE Co-hosts 2014 IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is excited to co-host the IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin, July 6-11, 2014. The summer school aims to provide students from diverse academic backgrounds with a broad understanding of the issues surrounding carbon capture and storage, and encourage their active participation in this area. The summer school lasts for one week and includes presentations, hands-on activities and discussion groups led by international experts in the field of CCS. In addition, the students are divided into teams to undertake short research activities on issues of importance within the CCS area, with a presentation to their peers at the end of...

STORE Public Awarness Video Series - YouTube Channel

Political fortunes may rise and fall, but the need for the general public to know about the ins and outs of our nation's energy production needs, policies, and consequences will be a constant force as the energy industry moves into the 21st century and beyond. STORE has created a multi-part video series for the general public to introduce them to the idea of CO2 sequestration in a non-threatening and educational way.

The first video in the series, "What the Heck is Sequestration?", uses the popular "man on the street" format and illustrates just how little people really know about where their energy comes from on a daily basis.

View our YouTube channel with all of our public outreach videos!

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Teachers participating in workshop

The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment - Teacher and Student Workshop

On July 9, 2013, High school teachers and students, as well as undergraduates, were invited to attend “The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment,” a one-day workshop co-sponsored by STORE.

The workshop featured engaging and interactive hands-on activities, many of which can be translated to the classroom and are tied to Texas and national curriculum and educational standards. Special opportunities were presented to participants, for example, examining subsurface cores at The Bureau of Economic Geology and Skyping with a researcher in the field.

Teachers and students had the opportunity to engage in discussions with...

The Kerr Investigaton - Breaking the Mold on Near-Surface Monitoring

When some Canadian landowners noticed changes in their property, they suspected that CO2 being stored deep underground had begun to leak to the surface. After two different investigations reached opposite conclusions, IPAC-CO2 asked experts from The University of Texas at Austin to undertake an independent investigation. These are the results. For more information visit the page related to this monitoring technique on the STORE website.

 

References for further investigation: 

Romanak, K., Sherk, G.W., Hovorka, S., Yang, C., 2013, Assessment of alleged CO2 leakage at the Kerr farm using a simple process-based soil gas technique: Implications for carbon...

You can watch a lecture by Dr. Tip Meckel of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center delivered on April 8, 2013, highlighting energy flow, geologic carbon storage, Gulf Coast Carbon Center's field programs, enhanced oil recovery, potential of offshore storage.

The lecture was originally presented as part of PGE 382 curriculum at The University of Texas at Austin and is available through their mediasite here.

STORE Partners with Chevron and Denbury Resources to Train Petroleum Engineers from University of Stavanger

 

STORE members Jon Olson, Hilary Olson and Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez were contracted by Chevron to put on an educational workshop for 50 visiting students from the University of Stavanger who spent a week in Houston, Texas learning more about U.S. oil and gas operations. Graduate students from the Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (Iona Precious Williams and Li Ji) helped deliver the workshop on January 19, 2012 at Chevron's office. In addition...

Pumping Oil to Fight Climate Change

by Marc Airhart (Jackson School of Geosciences)

Most people don't think of producing petroleum and fighting greenhouse gas emissions as compatible endeavors. But oil and gas operators in Texas have decades of experience in a practice that may be a first step in greenhouse gas reduction.

Researchers at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, part of The University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology, are evaluating the practice of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to assess its efficacy in storing carbon dioxide (CO2) underground over long time periods and to develop monitoring strategies required to validate these assessments....

The carbon sequestration site at Cranfield Field outside of Natchez, Mississippi is a centerpiece of STORE's Research and Technology Transfer Initiative.

Highlights of field trips to Cranfield include a tour of Denbury Resources' gas-separation facility, venting of CO2 from a flow line at an injection well, viewing of core of the injection and confining zone intervals of the Tuscaloosa Formation, and viewing of monitoring instrumentation designed and operated with funding from the National Energy Technology Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia Technologies, LBNL, ORNL, USGS and LLNL.

BEG research at Cranfield, part of the Phase 3 SECARB regional partnership program in sequestration managed by the Southern States Energy Board, has effectively monitored...