Potential Impacts from Geologic Carbon Sequestration on Groundwater Resources in Central Valley of California

Summary

SCH Number
2010048147
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Potential Impacts from Geologic Carbon Sequestration on Groundwater Resources in Central Valley of California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/13/2010

Document Description
The proposed work comprises two related projects to be conducted over a two-year period. Project A will utilize production and pressure data from oil reservoirs in the San Joaquin Valley to estimate pressure changes that will result from CO2 injection, both within the storage reservoir as well as in overlying and underlying strata that are hydraulically communicating. Project B will link a DOE-funded simulation of industrial scale CO2 storage in the deep sediments of the southern San Joaquin Valley, with existing groundwater management models for the area, in order to investigate whether the pressure changes and brine displacement caused by future CO2 storage in deep sediments will impact the areas groundwater and surface water systems.

Contact Information
Joe O' Hagan
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-1651

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 - Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.

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