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The Integrated Midcontinent Stacked Storage Carbon Hub (IMSCS HUB) builds on lessons learned from the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs). This program is the first large-scale project for the midcontinent and represents an important step forward in storage scale, exceeding the 50 million tonne (Mt) safe storage objective identified in DE-FOA-0001450. The team is led by Battelle Memorial Institute and includes: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), the Kansas Geologic Survey (KGS), the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, Schlumberger, the Conservation and Survey Division (CSD) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and others. More...

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May 5, 2020

Hartland KGS 6-10 Update

Surface casing has been set and the well is currently drilling 2500+ ft below KB.

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April 29, 2020

Hartland KGS 6-10 Update

Hartland KGS 6-10 spudded at 10 pm on April 29. This well will not be cored, but an identical suite of well logs will be run as on Patterson KGS 5-25.

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April 23, 2020

Patterson KGS 5-25 Update:

Logging is complete on Patterson KGS 5-25 and final rig release occurred on April 23. Logs are being posted to this webpage under "Data and Images" as well as to the official KGS well page (see links at top of page).

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April 16, 2020

Patterson 5-25 Drilling Update:

Coring is finished with a total of 778' of core collected.

Coring resumed at 6278' and by 6300' coring was running 2 hours per ft. The granite became extremely hard, so efforts to core deeper were abandoned. Core #17 recovered 22' of granite. Plans now are to cut to TD of 6500' with a conventional bit and run logs to make space for tools at the bottom of the hole. If things go smoothly, the well should be ready for logging by Saturday morning.

The KGS would like to express its thanks to Berexco, Virgil Devilbiss, Ed Grieves, Tim Hedrick and all the field crews for another coring job well done. This core will be a valuable learning tool for many years to come.

Well Log (pdf)

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April 15, 2020

Patterson 5-25 Drilling Update:

We crossed the Great Unconformity from the Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group into pink granite basement today. It was at 6272 ft. Reagan Sand or Granite Wash are apparently absent at this site. We are attempting to core some of the basement and will then return to a conventional bit for drilling the rathole.

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April 14, 2020

Patterson #5-25 Drilling Update: Drilling has hit basement

Photos of core 16 which ended at 6273'

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April 13, 2020

Patterson #5-25 Drilling Update:

Drilling depth was at 6264' as of 4/13/2020, with a total of 757' of core collected. Sandy dolomite was present at the bottom of core 15 (6162-6222'). Core 16 is drilling quickly and appears to have even more sand, which may mean that drilling is approaching the Reagan sand. Coring will continue as planned.

Core 13: 6042' - 6102'

Core 14: 6102' - 6162'

Core 15: 6162' - 6222'

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April 9, 2020

Patterson #5-25 Drilling Update:

Core #11 was collected from 5959' to 6019' in hard, tight dolomite. Coring will resume at 6019'. More permeable rock is expected deeper in the well. Core #11 appears to be a baffle or separation between the porous upper Arbuckle and what is expected to be porous lower Arbuckle. This baffle has been observed in other cores collected at this depth.

Drilling report (Word doc).

Core 11:

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April 7, 2020

Conventional drilling has resumed at 5894' at 6 minutes per foot and is currently in coarse dolomite in the upper to mid Arbuckle. Drillers have been fighting lost circulation over much of the last couple days and have been forced to drill ahead and not run a DST in the upper Arbuckle. As a planned alternative, cased hole testing will be run to obtain perm data and fluid samples. The next anticipated core point is 6030'.

Drilling report (Word doc).

Well Log (pdf).

Update

April 6, 2020

Drilling continued Monday with a conventional bit at 5850', with plans to drill 60' to 5910' and evaluate the hole condition. Over the weekend the top of the Arbuckle was cored before losing circulation (cores #9 and #10). Efforts to resume coring deeper into the formation failed after losing circulation again. The new strategy will be to drill farther to 5910' and reassess. Unless hole conditions improve an open hole drill stem test will not be possible, so cased hole tests must be used to obtain similar information.

The upper Arbuckle appears very permeable and suggests a promising storage interval. Attached are pictures from core #9 and #10, the mud log and a revised tops table. Tops are running higher than expected, however there is very little well control nearby so this is not uncommon.

Original coring plans aimed to retrieve 120' of core in the lower Simpson/Upper Arbuckle interval (5780-5900'). Unfortunately, only 46' could be recovered. If conditions improve at 5910' more upper Arbuckle may be cored. If that is unsuccessful, the next core point will begin in the lower Arbuckle at 6030'.

Drilling report (Word doc).

Well Log (pdf).

Core 9:

Core 10:

Update

April 2, 2020

Photos are core #8 taken from 5610' - 5719' in the Viola formation. Response from a drill stem test (DST) indicates some permeability, but not to the extent as expected. Additional analysis will be performed on this interval to obtain additional information.

Well Log (pdf).

Update

April 2, 2020

Coring in the Viola started at 5640'. The core barrel became jammed 567' and again at 5719'. Core was extracted from 5670 to 5719' before the core barrel became jammed again. Due to these difficulties, 79' of core was collected in this interval instead of the planned 60'. Crew will now run a DST across the cored Viola interval. The cores are interesting and show a lot of vugs and porosity.

Latest drilling report (Word doc).

Update

March 25, 2020

As of March 25, 180 feet of core in the Atoka/Morrow have now been completed. Conventional drilling will resume for 85', and coring will begin in the upper Mississippian at a depth of 4880'.

Latest drilling report (Word doc).

Now available are the latest pictures of core #3 at the KGS Patterson #5-25 well which captured the Morrow sand, the producing interval in the Patterson waterflood unit. The visual description of the core indicates a stronger presence of oil in the upper half of the sand, and less so in the lower half which is presumably from past waterflood injection.

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March 23, 2020

KGS Patterson 5-25 science well spudded March 6, 2020

The KGS Patterson 5-25 science well spudded March 6, 2020 and will be drilled to a depth of approximately 6600 feet. Approximately 800 feet of whole core will be obtained from key geologic intervals. The well will be extensively logged and tested to confirm the feasibility of a potential CO2 storage site.

Word document, Drilling Report: Coring depth was at 4863' as of 3/23/2020.

Update

October 2019

2019 Carbon Capture and Utilization for Kansas Conference

On October 15, 2019, Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and the Regional Carbon Capture Deployment Initiative hosted its Third Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage in Kansas conference at the Beren Conference Center in the recently opened Earth Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
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IMSCS HUB is a DOE-funded Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage project of the Kansas Geological Survey. More ...

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