Wasatch Plateau CO2 storage project
Brine reservoir: Entrada Formation
The Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) is one of seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) set up by the US federal government to help develop the technology, infrastructure, and regulations necessary to implement large-scale CO2 sequestration.
The partnership received funding from the US Department of Energy in October 2007 to research the capacity of Jurassic Entrada sandstone at two locations - La Veta in south-central Colorado as a main injection site, and the Green River Basin, Wyoming, a smaller test site.
Capacity is estimated at 1 million tonnes per annum of CO2 for four years at La Veta, and 0.1Mtpa at Green River. Injection and monitoring and verification operations were expected to be carried out between 2008 and 2012, with post injection MMV over 2013-17.
The SWP includes areas of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Partners in the project include the coal, oil and gas industries, electric utility companies, NGOs and academic institutions and US federal agencies.