CO2 Geologic Storage (Kentucky)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Kentucky

Applies to States or Provinces Kentucky
Name CO2 Geologic Storage (Kentucky)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Industry Recruitment/Support

, Technical Feasibility Projects

Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Brandon Nutall, Division of Carbon Management
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


Division staff, in partnership with the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS), continued to support projects to investigate and demonstrate the technical feasibility of geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Kentucky. In 2012, KGS conducted a test of carbon dioxide enhanced natural gas recovery in the Devonian Ohio Shale, Johnson County, east Kentucky. During the test, 87 tons of CO2 were injected through perforations in a cased, shut-in shale gas well. Industry partners for this research included Crossrock Drilling, Advanced Resources International, Schlumberger, Ferus Industries, and Nabors Well Services. Pre- and post-test data are being analyzed to assess the results of the experiment. Additionally, a request for proposals was issued for drilling and testing a deep well on property owned by Hanson Aggregates, Carter County, east Kentucky. Contracts are being finalized with site construction and drilling expected to begin in January, 2013. As proposed, the well will be drilled to a total depth of 4,800 feet to test the Cambrian Knox Group dolomite and Mt. Simon sandstone and identify the primary seals to ensure stored CO2 will remain in deep reservoirs (no CO2 will be used in this test well). Reservoir data will also be acquired for other potential storage zones and sealing units.

The Division of Carbon Management’s goal is to investigate, develop, and promote technical solutions for carbon capture, storage and reuse; and to engage with state, regional and federal agencies in the development of state policy designed to man¬age greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, in a carbon constrained environment. The division has oversight in implementing Strategy 6 of the Governor’s energy plan.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Brandon Nutall
Department Consultant, Division of Carbon Management