GCCC Research Themes

Research Themes 2022–2026

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Theme 1: Optimizing Storage in Space and Time

Theme 2: Business Enablers

Theme 3: Getting the Message Out on CCS  

Theme 4: Providing Storage Assurance for Everybody  

Theme 5: Hunting Success - Where Next? 


Research Themes 2018–2022

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Topic 1: CCUS ecosystem

Topic 2: Preparing for Large Volume Storage – BIGFOOT

Topic 3: Real-World Leakage Assessment

Topic 4: The U in CCUS

Topic 5: Monitoring Lifecycle


Research Themes 2015–2018

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Theme A: How Much, How Far, How Fast?

Theme B: Evolution of Fluid Chemistry from Deep Reservoir to Near-surface: Implications for Geological Carbon Sequestration

Theme C: Unconventional EOR

Theme D: Commercialization of Monitoring Methods: How to Make Monitoring Cost-effective and More Reliable?

Theme E: Offshore Storage Source-Sink Synergies (OS4)

Theme F: Knowledge Sharing


Research Themes 2011–2014

Theme 1: Reliable Capacity Estimation

Theme 2: Unconventional EOR

Theme 3: Monitoring Optimization

Theme 4: Analog Studies

Theme 5: Outreach


Research Themes 2009–2011

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Theme 1: Educate the Next Generation of Carbon Management Professionals and Regulators

Theme 2: Develop Selection Criteria for Commercial CO2 Sequestration

Theme 3: Define an Adequate and Reliable Monitoring and Verification Strategy Applicable to Long Term Storage

Theme 4: Evaluate Sources of Risk and Potential Liability Associated with CO2 Sequestration

Theme 5: Evaluate Economic Potential of CO2 to Enhance Oil and Gas Recovery in the Gulf Coast

Theme 6: Develop Market Framework and Economic Models for CO2 Capture and Storage in the Gulf Coast

Theme 7: Provide Service and Training to Partners


Last Updated: January 8, 2024

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