IEAGHG Summer School

CPGE Co-hosts 2014 IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is excited to co-host the IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin, July 6-11, 2014. The summer school aims to provide students from diverse academic backgrounds with a broad understanding of the issues surrounding carbon capture and storage, and encourage their active participation in this area. The summer school lasts for one week and includes presentations, hands-on activities and discussion groups led by international experts in the field of CCS. In addition, the students are divided into teams to undertake short research activities on issues of importance within the CCS area, with a presentation to their peers at the end of the week. Time is also allocated for networking and for informal discussions with the assembled experts. Students leaving at the end of the week will have developed a network of contacts in the field of CCS and will have gained a broad overview of the issues surrounding technology development and implementation in CCS.

STORE Launches Public Awareness Video Series

STORE Public Awarness Video Series - YouTube Channel

Political fortunes may rise and fall, but the need for the general public to know about the ins and outs of our nation's energy production needs, policies, and consequences will be a constant force as the energy industry moves into the 21st century and beyond. STORE has created a multi-part video series for the general public to introduce them to the idea of CO2 sequestration in a non-threatening and educational way.

The first video in the series, "What the Heck is Sequestration?", uses the popular "man on the street" format and illustrates just how little people really know about where their energy comes from on a daily basis.

View our YouTube channel with all of our public outreach videos!


The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment

Teachers participating in workshop

The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment - Teacher and Student Workshop

On July 9, 2013, High school teachers and students, as well as undergraduates, were invited to attend “The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment,” a one-day workshop co-sponsored by STORE.

The workshop featured engaging and interactive hands-on activities, many of which can be translated to the classroom and are tied to Texas and national curriculum and educational standards. Special opportunities were presented to participants, for example, examining subsurface cores at The Bureau of Economic Geology and Skyping with a researcher in the field.

Teachers and students had the opportunity to engage in discussions with university faculty and researchers on laboratory and field experiments, mathematical modeling and large-scale parallel computation as applied to the environmentally important carbon storage problem.

The Kerr Investigation - Where Can We Go From Here?

The Kerr Investigaton - Breaking the Mold on Near-Surface Monitoring

When some Canadian landowners noticed changes in their property, they suspected that CO2 being stored deep underground had begun to leak to the surface. After two different investigations reached opposite conclusions, IPAC-CO2 asked experts from The University of Texas at Austin to undertake an independent investigation. These are the results. For more information visit the page related to this monitoring technique on the STORE website.


Tip Meckel: Introduction to Geologic Carbon Storage Lecture

You can watch a lecture by Dr. Tip Meckel of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center delivered on April 8, 2013, highlighting energy flow, geologic carbon storage, Gulf Coast Carbon Center's field programs, enhanced oil recovery, potential of offshore storage.

The lecture was originally presented as part of PGE 382 curriculum at The University of Texas at Austin and is available through their mediasite here.

STORE Partners with Chevron and Denbury Resources

STORE Partners with Chevron and Denbury Resources to Train Petroleum Engineers from University of Stavanger


STORE members Jon Olson, Hilary Olson and Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez were contracted by Chevron to put on an educational workshop for 50 visiting students from the University of Stavanger who spent a week in Houston, Texas learning more about U.S. oil and gas operations. Graduate students from the Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (Iona Precious Williams and Li Ji) helped deliver the workshop on January 19, 2012 at Chevron's office. In addition, Denbury Resources partnered with STORE to host the students at a field trip of the Hastings Field, south of Houston.




Cranfield Field

The carbon sequestration site at Cranfield Field outside of Natchez, Mississippi is a centerpiece of STORE's Research and Technology Transfer Initiative.

Highlights of field trips to Cranfield include a tour of Denbury Resources' gas-separation facility, venting of CO2 from a flow line at an injection well, viewing of core of the injection and confining zone intervals of the Tuscaloosa Formation, and viewing of monitoring instrumentation designed and operated with funding from the National Energy Technology Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia Technologies, LBNL, ORNL, USGS and LLNL.