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.

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

Teachers participating in workshopOn 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 university faculty and researchers on laboratory and field experiments, mathematical modeling and large-scale parallel computation as applied to the environmentally important carbon storage problem.


The Kerr Investigation - Where Can We Go From Here?

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.


Tip Meckel: Introduction to Geologic Carbon Storage Lecture

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, Denbury Resources partnered with STORE to host the students at a field trip of the Hastings Field, south of Houston.



STORE Launches Public Awareness Video Series

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?", produced in Austin by STRIKER Communications, 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!


Cranfield Field

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.