Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources─South Florida Basin: Chapter L in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources

Open-File Report 2012-1024- L
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Edited by: Peter D. Warwick and Margo D. Corum

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Abstract

This report presents five storage assessment units (SAUs) that have been identified as potentially suitable for geologic carbon dioxide sequestration within a 35,075-square-mile area that includes the entire onshore and State-water portions of the South Florida Basin. Platform-wide, thick successions of laterally extensive carbonates and evaporites deposited in highly cyclic depositional environments in the South Florida Basin provide several massive, porous carbonate reservoirs that are separated by evaporite seals. For each storage assessment unit identified within the basin, the areal distribution of the reservoir-seal couplet identified as suitable for geologic Carbon dioxide sequestration is presented, along with a description of the geologic characteristics that influence the potential carbon dioxide storage volume and reservoir performance. On a case-by-case basis, strategies for estimating the pore volume existing within structurally and (or) stratigraphically closed traps are also discussed. Geologic information presented in this report has been employed to calculate potential storage capacities for carbon dioxide sequestration in the storage assessment units assessed herein, although complete assessment results are not contained in this report.

Suggested Citation

Roberts-Ashby, T.L., Brennan, S.T., Merrill, M.D., Blondes, M.S., Freeman, P.A., Cahan, S.M., DeVera, C.A., and Lohr, C.D., 2015, Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—South Florida Basin, chap. L of Warwick, P.D., and Corum, M.D., eds., Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1024–L, 22 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121024L.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Editors’ Preface
  • References Cited
  • Conversion Factors
  • Abbreviations
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Pre-Punta Gorda SAU C50500101
  • Sunniland Formation SAU C50500102
  • Gordon Pass and Marco Junction Formations SAU C50500103
  • Dollar Bay Formation SAU C50500104
  • Cedar Keys and Lawson Formations SAU C50500105
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources─South Florida Basin: Chapter L in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1024
Chapter L
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121024L
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vi, 22 p.; Datasets
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources (Open-File Report 2012-1024)
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial South Florida Basin
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y