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Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Department of Energy ($4M total; $100,000 for ESRI) PIs: Lead: Southern States Energy Board; USC: James Knapp (EOS), Camelia Knapp (ESRI-SC, EOS), Duke Brantley (ESRI-SC) Mar. 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2022

Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico—The Southern States Energy Board (Peachtree Corners, GA) will undertake a project with three primary objectives: (1) combine the capabilities and experience of industry, academia, and government to develop and validate key technologies and best practices to ensure safe, long-term, economically viable carbon storage in offshore environments; (2) facilitate the development of technology-focused permitting processes needed by industry and regulators; and (3) provide a comprehensive assessment of the potential to implement offshore CO2 storage in all state waters and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program planning areas within the Gulf of Mexico. (https://energy.gov/fe/articles/two-projects-receive-8-million-offshore-carbon-storage-resources-and-technology)