CUSP Publications

                  By Topic

  1. Carbon Capture and Sequestration
  2. Carbon Mineralization
  3. Software/Web Tools
  4. Miscellaneous
Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Brain, E.M., Trentham, R.C., and Henderson, M.A. (2022). Reservoir Characterization of the Lower San Andres Residual Oil Zone for Utilization and Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Cochran and Yoakum Counties, Texas. Southwest AAPG Convention, Midland, TX. 
Colorado Energy Office, (2022). Colorado Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Task Force releases recommendations on the role of carbon capture in meeting state climate goals.
Goodman, A., Hakala, A., Bromhal, G., Deel, D., Rodosta, T., Frailey, S., Small, M., Allen, D., Romanov, V., Fazio, J., and Huerta, N., (2011). US DOE methodology for the development of geologic storage potential for carbon dioxide at the national and regional scale. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(4), pp. 952-965. .
Gootee, B.F., (2015). an Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide sequestration Potential in the Picacho Basin, southeastern Arizona, Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-15-09, 16 p, 2 appendices, 3 plates. 
Kim, T. W., Callas, C., Saltzer, S. D., & Kovscek, A. R. (2022). Assessment of oil and gas fields in California as potential CO2 storage sites. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control114, 103579.

Kim, T.W., Yaw, S. and Kovscek, A.R., (2022). Evaluation of Geological Carbon Storage Opportunities in California and a Deep Look in the Vicinity of Kern County. In SPE Western Regional Meeting. OnePetro.

Kim, T.W., Kohli, A.H., and Kovscek A.R., (2023). Wellbore Leakage and Seismic Risk Assessments for Geological Carbon Dioxide Storage in Saline Formations in Kern County, California. In SPE Western Regional Meeting. OnePetro.

Kim, T.W., Saltzer, S. D., and Koysrek, A. R. (2021). Assessment of Potential CO2 Storage Sites for oil/gas fields in California 

Middleton, R. S., Ogland-Hand, J. D., Chen, B., Bielicki, J. M., Ellett, K. M., Harp, D. R., & Kammer, R. M. (2020). Identifying geologic characteristics and operational decisions to meet global carbon sequestration goals. Energy & Environmental Science13(12), 5000–5016.
Ning, Y. and Tura, A, (2022). Wellbore Integrity Impact on Carbon Leakage to Ensure Safe Geological Sequestration. In SPE Annual Technical conference and Exhibition. OnePetro
Ogland-Hand, J. D., Kammer, R. M., Bennett, J. A., Ellett, K. M., & Middleton, R. S. (2022). Screening for Geologic Sequestration of CO2: A Comparison Between SCO2TPRO and the FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control114, 103557.
Spencer, J. E., (2011). Preliminary Evaluatio of Cenozoic Basins in Arizona for CO2 Sequestration Potential, Arizona Geological Survey, Open-file Report OFR11-05, 15 p. ,
Whitman, C., Yaw, S., Hoover, B., & Middleton, R. (2021). Scalable algorithms for designing CO2 capture and storage infrastructure. Optimization and Engineering, 1–27.
Young, G.B., Lintz V.A., Widmann B.L., Bird, D.A., and Cappa, J.A. (2007). Resource Series 45. CO2 Sequestration Potential of Colorado. 
Carbon Mineralization

Depp, C.T., Miller, Q.R., Crum, J.V., Horner, J.A. and Schaef, H.T., (2022). Pore-Scale Microenvironments Control Anthropogenic Carbon Mineralization Outcomes in Basalt. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.

Polites, Ellen G., Schaef, Herbert T., Horner, Jacob A., Owen, Antoinette T., Holliman, Jade E., McGrail, Bernard P., and Miller, Quin R. S., (2022). Exotic Carbonate Mineralization Recovered from a Deep Basalt Carbon Storage Demonstration. United States: N. p. Web.

Qomi et al., (2022). Molecular Scale Mechanisms of CO2 Mineralization in Nanoscale Interfacial Water Films. Nature Reviews Chemistry.

Software/Web Tools
 Hoover, B., Yaw, S., & Middleton, R. (2020). CostMAP: an open-source software package for developing cost surfaces using a multi-scale search kernel. International Journal of Geographical Information Science34(3), 520–538.
Middleton, R. S., Yaw, S. P., Hoover, B. A., & Ellett, K. M. (2020). SimCCS: An open-source tool for optimizing CO2 capture, transport, and storage infrastructure. Environmental Modelling & Software124, 104560.
Middleton, R. S., Chen, B., Harp, D. R., Kammer, R. M., Ogland-Hand, J. D., Bielicki, J. M., Clarens, A. F., Currier, R. P., Ellett, K. M., Hoover, B. A., McFarlane, D. N., Pawar, R. J., Stauffer, P. H., Viswanathan, H. S., & Yaw, S. P. (2020). Great SCO2T! Rapid tool for carbon sequestration science, engineering, and economics. Applied Computing and Geosciences7, 100035.

California Department of Conservation (CA DOC), (2022). WellSTAR Data Dashboard


Zeise, L and Blumenfeld, J.,  (2021).  “CalEnviroscreen 4.0,” California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Chen, B., Harp, D. R., Pawar, R. J., Stauffer, P. H., Viswanathan, H. S., & Middleton, R. S. (2020). Frankenstein’s ROMster: Avoiding pitfalls of reduced-order model development. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control93, 102892.
Drake, R.M., Brennan, S.T., Covault, J.A., Blondes, M.S., Freeman, P.A., Cahan, S.M., Devera, C.A., and Lohr, C.D., (2014). Geologic Framework for the National Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources: Denver Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. US Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey,
Fleckenstein, W.W., Eustes, A.W., Stone, C.H. and Howell, P.L., (2015). An assessment of risk of migration of hydrocarbons or fracturing fluids to fresh water aquifers: Wattenberg Field, CO. In SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference. OnePetro
Fuller, M, Trentham, R.C., and Henderson, M.A. (2022). Understanding the Geochemistry of the Limestone-Dolostone Transition in the Residual Oil Zone in the lower Permian San Andres Formation, Permian Basin, Texas. Southwest AAPG Convention, Midland, TX.
Gootee, B.F., Mahan, M.K. and Love, d.S., (2012). A summary of salinities in Arizona’s deep groundwater. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-12-26, 23 p.
Holliman, J.E., Schaef, H.T., McGrail, B.P. and Miller, Q.R., (2022). Review of foundational concepts and emerging directions in metamaterial research: design, phenomena, and applications. Materials Advances.
Higley, D.K., and Cox, D.O., (2007). Oil and gas exploration and development along the front range in the Denver Basin of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. US Geological Survey Digital Data Series, pp. 1-40.


Kanlina, M, Trentham, R.C., and Henderson, M.A. (2022). Evaluation of cementing phases in the Cherry Canyon Formation of the Delaware Mountain Group, Ford Geraldine Field, Texas. Southwest AAPG Convention, Midland, TX. 


Leopold L.B., Clarke F.E., Hanshaw B.B., and Balsley J. (1971). A procedure for evaluation environmental impact U.S. Geological Survey 645,


Miller, Quin & Schaef, Todd. (2022). Activation energy of magnesite (MgCO3) precipitation: Recent insights from olivine carbonation studies. Environmental Science: Advances. 1.


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