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Open-File Report 2012–1024–K

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Permian and Palo Duro Basins and Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin

By Matthew D. Merrill, Ernie R. Slucher, Tina L. Roberts-Ashby, Peter D. Warwick, Madalyn S. Blondes, Philip A. Freeman, Steven M. Cahan, Christina A. DeVera, and Celeste D. Lohr

Chapter K of
Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

Edited by Peter D. Warwick and Margo D. Corum

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The U.S. Geological Survey has completed an assessment of the potential geologic carbon dioxide storage resource in the onshore areas of the United States. To provide geological context and input data sources for the resources numbers, framework documents are being prepared for all areas that were investigated as part of the national assessment. This report is the geologic framework document for the Permian and Palo Duro Basins, the combined Bend arch-Fort Worth Basin area, and subbasins therein of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. In addition to a summarization of the geology and petroleum resources of studied basins, the individual storage assessment units (SAUs) within the basins are described and explanations for their selection are presented. Though appendixes in the national assessment publications include the input values used to calculate the available storage resource, this framework document provides only the context and source of inputs selected by the assessment geologists. Spatial files of boundaries for the SAUs herein, as well as maps of the density of known well bores that penetrate the SAU seal, are available for download with the release of this report.

First posted April 8, 2015

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Suggested citation:

Merrill, M.D., Slucher, E.R., Roberts-Ashby, T.L., Warwick, P.D., Blondes, M.S., Freeman, P.A., Cahan, S.M., DeVera, C.A., and Lohr, C.D., 2015, Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—Permian and Palo Duro Basins and Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin, chap. K of Warwick, P.D., and Corum, M.D., eds., Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1024–K, 42 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121024K.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Editors’ Preface

References Cited

Conversion Factors

Abbreviations

Abstract

Report Overview

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Permian Basin

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Palo Duro Basin

Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin

Acknowledgments

References Cited


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