Quarterly Reports

Fifth quarter, Period March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

Q5_7-17-2018_FINAL.pdf, July 17, 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 2.1 MB)

  • The high-level technical analysis of the Pleasant Prairie site confirms that it is capable of storing in excess of 50Mt injected over a 25-year period. The simulation documented in this report indicates that at least 67.4 Mt could be injected into three wells and stored within the three target zones (Osage, Viola, and Arbuckle).
  • The Pleasant Prairie site is situated in southwest Kansas at the northern end of the giant Hugoton Gas Field and is part of the North Hugoton Storage Complex. Four geologic sites in the North Hugoton Storage Complex are on a prominent northwest-southeast structural trend, have the same geologic history, and the same saline aquifer reservoirs beneath them. Three stratigraphic intervals are considered for CO2 storage, the Mississippian Osage, Middle-Ordovician Viola, and Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle.

Note: Work performed in Q4 under DE-FE0029474 (December 2017 - February 2018) was inadvertently addressed in the prior quarterly report.

Third Quarter, ending Feb. 28, 2018

Q3_3-9-2018_Finalv2.pdf, March 12, 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 2.8 MB)

  • The Integrated CCUS for Kansas and Nebraska Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Pre-Feasibility Study, led by Energy & Environmental Research Center, Phase I projects joined Battelle Memorial Institute's Integrated Mid-Continent Carbon Stacked Storage Hub (DE-FE0029264), in a single CarbonSAFE Phase II proposal. Possible gaps in the CCS coordination team for the combined project were identified in a December 5, 2017 meeting of the three projects in held in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in subsequent conference calls. ICKan secured additional industry partners and stakeholder as well as commitments from key Phase I partners.

Second Quarter, ending Oct 31, 2017

Q2_11-01-2017.pdf, Oct. 31, 2017 (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 3.5 MB)

  1. A 'Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in Kansas' workshop was held on September 21, 2017, in lieu of a full team meeting.
  2. The KGS held regular monthly and bimonthly meetings with the team to discuss the status of deliverables and evaluate tasks. Participants provided a brief overview of their work and discussed steps forward.
  3. The Integrated CCUS for Kansas project will join Battelle Memorial Institute's Integrated Mid-Continent Carbon Stacked Storage Hub (DE-FE0029264) in a CarbonSAFE Phase II proposal. We are currently in the final stage of developing a Memorandum of Understanding and plan a joint meeting of the two projects around December 1. ICKan has suspended the identification and recruitment of additional team members and stakeholders until we re-evaluate the possible gaps in a combined Phase II project.

First Quarter, ending June 30, 2017

Q1_7-31-2017.pdf, Aug. 24, 2017 (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 5.9 MB)

  1. A kickoff meeting was held at the Kansas Geological Survey on February 14th, 2017.
  2. The team has identified three CO2 emission sources that can potentially deliver the targeted CO2 volumes for the ICKan EOR utilization/ geological storage sites. Along with other members of the ICKan team, Linde made site visits to two of the potential CO2 sources in Kansas, Jeffrey Energy Center and CHS Refinery, to establish relationships with the operations personnel and familiarize the facilities with the goals of the ICKan project.
  3. The two geologic complexes identified as potential sites for storing >50 million tonnes (Mt) are the Pleasant Prairie field geologic site in the Hugoton Embayment storage, considered the primary storage site, and the Davis Ranch and John Creek fields, in the Forest City Basin storage complex, considered a secondary site. Prior to applying for funding for this project the Pleasant Prairie site was estimated to have a capacity of 170 Mt and, in combination, the Davis ranch and John Creek, an estimated 50Mt capacity.


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