Carbon Capture Storage Project, Shell Exploration and Production

Northern California

Kennedy/Jenks assisted Shell Exploration & Production Company on a Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Northern California. Kennedy/Jenks researched and interfaced with federal, state and local regulators, on behalf of Shell, on matters related to permitting of an innovative carbon capture and storage project in California. At this time, no previous permits have been issued in California under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and the regulatory framework is largely undeveloped or adopted.

Shell and West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) entered into a collaborative participation agreement in a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage demonstration project. The project will include injection of up to 2,000 tons of industrial-grade CO2 into deep porous rocks sealed naturally by cap rock. The primary goal of the research test project is to help determine the long-term effectiveness of the underground storage of CO2. Kennedy/Jenks is part of a team of consultants preparing a UIC permit application for the project.