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Earth Institute Research Projects

Coring and Logging through Newark Basin formations at Lamont-Doherty

Lead PI: Dr. David S. Goldberg

Unit Affiliation: Division of Marine & Large Programs

Unit Affiliation: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

July 2011 - September 2014
Inactive
North America ; Newark Basin
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will support drilling, coring, and logging of a pilot hole through the Triassic Newark Basin formations at LDEO to understand the subsurface geology, stratigraphy, and petrophysics. Results will contribute to understanding the feasibility of permanently and safely sequestering CO2 in Triassic basin formations.

OUTCOMES: Tandem Lot #1 drill hole was completed to 7,000 feet and data collected has been presented at the 2011 American Geophysical Union fall meeting. More detailed interpretation work has been begun and permitting for a second hole has begun. Sandia Technologies, LLC has issued a stop work order effective May 1st, 2013.

SPONSOR:

Sandia Technologies LLC

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Department of Energy

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$678,507

RESEARCH TEAM:

Paul Olsen, Dennis Kent

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Sandia Technologies LLC

KEYWORDS

petrophysics drilling coring subsurface geology newark basin seismology carbon dioxide geochemistry sequestration stratigraphy