CO2 captured through Project Tundra will be stored more than a mile underground in a geologic formation.

North Dakota's geology is ideal for CO2 storage. A deep porous rock layer will hold the CO2 and overlying cap rock layers will seal the CO2 in the storage zone. A wide array of monitoring technologies will be used to track CO2 movement in the subsurface, including down-hole and surface CO2 sensors.

Future Research

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Minnkota continues to partner in research efforts to use CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). In the EOR application, the CO2 would be transported by pipeline to be used in conventional oil fields, thereby substantially increasing oil production in depleted fields. This strategy allows oil companies to more efficiently use existing infrastructure and provides an alternative to drilling new wells in environmentally-sensitive areas to meet our nation’s need for petroleum-based products.

Minnkota is working with Eagle Energy Partners to explore EOR opportunities in western North Dakota.

permanent co2 storage

Ideal Geology

Project Tundra is designed to capture CO2 on site and permanently store it more than a mile underground in a geologic formation. A deep porous rock layer will hold the CO2 and overlying cap rock layers will seal the CO2 in the storage zone.

Safety and environmental stewardship are vitally important to the project. Minnkota is currently pursuing the appropriate federal and state permits required to begin work. These permits ensure the safe injection of CO2, protection of groundwater resources, and the constant monitoring of the CO2 to ensure it remains in the storage zone.

Storage FAQ
Future Research

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Minnkota continues to partner in research efforts to use CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). In the EOR application, the CO2 would be transported by pipeline to be used in conventional oil fields, thereby substantially increasing oil production in depleted fields. This strategy allows oil companies to more efficiently use existing infrastructure and provides an alternative to drilling new wells in environmentally-sensitive areas to meet our nation’s need for petroleum-based products.

Minnkota is working with Eagle Energy Partners to explore EOR opportunities in western North Dakota.

permanent co2 storage

Ideal Geology

Project Tundra is designed to capture CO2 on site and permanently store it more than a mile underground in a geologic formation. A deep porous rock layer will hold the CO2 and overlying cap rock layers will seal the CO2 in the storage zone.

Safety and environmental stewardship are vitally important to the project. Minnkota is currently pursuing the appropriate federal and state permits required to begin work. These permits ensure the safe injection of CO2, protection of groundwater resources, and the constant monitoring of the CO2 to ensure it remains in the storage zone.

Storage FAQ
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