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Project Concept: Central Interior Geological Carbon Capture and Storage Atlas

Lead Researcher(s):  TBD

Project ID:  2022-008

Key Research Organization(s):  TBD

Project Location:  North Central BC

Strategic Focus Area:  Energy-Resources


This project would see further study of the large Nechako Basin west of Williams Lake and Prince George, which has over 4,000 m thickness of sedimentary rock covered in  part by mafic volcanic rock. Previous exploration for hydrocarbons has shown that good reservoir characteristics are found in the basin, making it potentially suitable for the capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). This project aims to compile all existing technical data for the basin and identify areas for  further research a to assess its carbon sequestration potential.

The Need

British Columbia hosts a range of rock formations and structures with the potential to sequester captured CO2t. The more that is understood about large scale geological features, the more readily the research will enable the identification of suitable sites for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Utilizing existing data and understanding can give a boost to this critical research phase in the province.