The TriCarb project team consists of industry, academic and government partners with a common interest in CO2 research. A project management team has been assembled by the principal investigators, Houston-based Sandia Technologies, LLC, and Poughkeepsie, NY-based Conrad Geoscience Corp. Daniel Collins, PG, RG, of Sandia Technologies, serves as project director. The Project Management, Technical Advisory and Technical Project teams are staffed with leading research scientists in the fields of geologic sequestration, injection wells, gas storage, the environment and more. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, for example, is a leading research institution where more than 200 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory boasts 11 scientists who have won the Nobel Prize and 13 who have won the National Medal of Science – the nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. This group also includes energy industry leader Schlumberger Carbon Services, which has teams of geologists, engineers and other researchers working to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs to address climate challenges.
Hosting a Test Well Project
By providing access to strategically located properties, project hosts become leaders and partners with organizations around the world working to find solutions to the significant environmental, health and economic issues facing the global community. These hosts take a visible role in ensuring the reduction of greenhouse gas emitted by industry. Hosts, who are important industry stakeholders, are interested in CO2 sequestration as a potential solution to the issue of global climate change, and are willing to work with federal and state governments, as well as the scientific and educational communities to find solutions to climate change. Hosts contribute significantly to the President’s goal of developing technologies that substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also support the economic development goals of their communities. Geologic sequestration provides a carbon management option for large industrial scale carbon emitters and the energy industry, quantifying the increasing cost and expense for releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.