Recent achievements of monitoring onshore CO2 storage and prospect of offshore CCUS in US and China

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin has been a leader in CCUS research for over a decade.  The GCCC gained extensive experiences in site characterization, project design and execution, and monitoring from several CO2 injection and EOR projects in the Gulf Coast Region. The GCCC has also been studying the prospects of CO2 sequestration and EOR in Texas offshore and recently completed a characterization project for site characterization in Gul of Mexico. Meanwhile, a proposal of integrated carbon capture and storage in the offshore Pearl River Mouth Basin in China is recently selected under the framework of US-China Climate Change Working Group. The GCCC, as one of the partners of the project, will provide technical support to the Chinese colleagues. This presentation reports the recent developments on these fronts. 


Jiemin Lu

Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geoscience
The University of Texas at Austin