|Title||Evaluation of Geologic Carbon Storage Resource Estimates (SREs) of Cambrian Ordovician Units within the CarbonSAFE Prefeasibility Study Region Subtasks 4.2 and 4.3 – Topical Report|
|Publication Type||Government Report|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Medina, CR, Ellett, K, Rupp, J|
|Publisher||Indiana Geological & Water Survey (IGWS)|
This report by the Indiana Geological & Water Survey (IGWS) assessed the storage resource estimate (SRE) of Cambrian-Ordovician stratigraphic units located within the CarbonSAFE prefeasibility area within the Illinois Basin. A comprehensive data set of wireline logs and petrophysical information was used. These data include core analysis for porosity and permeability, and existing well data including location and stratigraphic information. This report includes storage resource estimates (SREs) for four potential storage reservoirs (Upper Ordovician Trenton Limestone/Black River Group, Middle Ordovician St. Peter Sandstone, Lower Ordovician and Upper Cambrian Knox Supergroup, including a separate assessment for the lower Knox Potosi Dolomite. The resultant SREs volumes are displayed using georeferenced maps and boxplots. The latter allow for comparing data statistics (mean values and variability) between five methods employed for the SRE calculations. Differences observed in SRE results from the five methods are mainly attributable to differences in the data used for porosity in each method. ArcMap 10.5.1 software was used to portray SREs to help visualize spatial variance of estimates for each methodology, and more importantly, to highlight those areas having the greatest total storage potential estimates.