Geoscience BC Seeks Data Partners to Define Northeast BC Carbon Storage Potential

Vancouver, BC – February 8, 2024 – Geoscience BC is calling on Northeast BC energy industry partners to share access to their data which can be repurposed to further understand carbon storage potential in the region.

The request is for Geoscience BC’s new Northeast BC Granite Wash Carbon Storage Assessment project, which aims to better understand the carbon storage potential in the Granite Wash Formation to inform decisions by industry, governments, communities, Indigenous groups and others.  

Building on the Northeast BC Geological Carbon Capture and Storage Atlas project completed in 2023, attention has turned to the regional mapping and assessment of carbon storage potential in the Granite Wash Formation in the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek area. The new project is a partnership between Geoscience BC and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.

Further partners, including companies that can provide access to seismic information or support, are sought to enable the gathering, cataloguing and interpreting of existing relevant geoscience data. The results will augment the existing CCS atlas.

Geoscience BC Manager, Energy and Water Randy Hughes said: "There is an opportunity for Northeast BC to play a role in carbon capture and storage. Defining this potential in the Granite Wash Formation is the next step in establishing the foundational research that can assist decision-makers as they strive for net-zero emissions.”

Current research funders are the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and Geoscience BC. Geoscience BC continues to seek additional support.

Anyone with information that may be helpful for this project is asked to contact Randy Hughes at Geoscience BC:


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For more information about this developing project, visit the Geoscience BC website project page.

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For general information, please contact:

Richard Truman

Geoscience BC

604-662-4147 / 778-929-1662


To discuss potential access to seismic data, please contact:

Randy Hughes

Geoscience BC