Developing Environmental Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy and Stewardship, Topic 5: Sub-Seabed Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Best Management Practices

Lead PI: Rebecca Smyth, University of Texas-Austin
Start Year: 2010 | Duration: 3 years
Partners: Det Norske Veritas, Mustang Engineering, Inc., Texas General Land Office, Texas A&M University, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, & Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

The project will use (1) existing knowledge and experience with onshore carbon sequestration monitoring and risk assessment, (2) existing and proposed policy (both domestic and international), and (3) international collaboration with groups already conduction offshore carbon dioxide transport and sequestration to compile information needed to establish best management practices (BMP) for U.S. offshore geologic sequestration.


Annual PI Reports:
FY 2011 PI Report
FY 2012 PI Report
FY 2013 PI Report