Drilling to start in US carbon dioxide storage project

This is the first phase of the Wyoming Carbon Underground Storage Project (WY-CUSP) in the Rock Springs Uplift in Sweetwater County. The US$16.9 million project is managed by the Carbon Management Institute (CMI) at the University of Wyoming and co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. There will initially be drilled a 600 meter deep top hole. Then the work starts to drill a 4300 meter deep stratigraphic test well. The main drilling is estimated to last about 100 days.

– The start of drilling at the WY-CUSP site represents the first concrete step toward actual demonstration and commercialization of CO₂ sequestration in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region, says CMI Director Ron Surdam, according to Carbon Capture Journal.