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Preliminary Results from the TriCarb Deep Stratigraphic Well drilled into the Newark Rift Basin, Rockland County, NY

Slater, Brian E.; Smith, Taury; Collins, Dan; Tymchak, Matthew P.

The TriCarb Consortium for Carbon Sequestration (TCCS) is a partnership consisting of researchers from industry, academia, and government with a common interest in CO2 sequestration. As part of their ongoing attempt to characterize the sequestration potential of the Newark Rift Basin, the TCCS oversaw the citing, permitting, and drilling of a deep stratigraphic well at the northern tip of the basin, in Rockland County, New York. This well penetrated the Late Triassic Passaic Formation as well as the full thickness of the Palisades Sill, reaching a total depth of 6,881 feet. Data acquired from this well includes over 150 feet of continuous core, 50 sidewall cores, and a full suite of wireline logs (PEX, ECS, HRLA, DSI, and FMI). Sample depths were chosen to acquire specimens from both potential cap rocks and porous intervals. Results from the laboratory analysis of these samples indicate that there are several intervals with porosities greater than 10% and permeabilities of over 100mD. Preliminary results from this well give good reason to believe that a significant amount of supercritical carbon dioxide could be sequestered in areas of the Newark Rift Basin.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90163©2013AAPG 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19-22, 2013