Detailed Stratigraphic Study of the Rose Run Sandstone in Coshocton, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio: A Potential Carbon Dioxide Injection Horizon
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. School of Earth Sciences Senior Theses; 2011
This study focused on using geophysical well logs to analyze the Rose Run sandstone, a member of the Knox group, as a possible candidate for carbon sequestration. The three main members of the Knox group are the Beekmantown dolomite, which overlies the Rose Run sandstone, which overlies the Copper Ridge dolomite. In Holmes, Coshocton, and Tuscarawas counties the Knox dolomite is truncated by an unconformity and overlaid by the Wells Creek shale. The Rose Run sandstone in the study area has a sufficient capacity of porosity (4%) to allow for injection and migration of supercritical brine. The thickness of the Rose Run is sufficient to act as a natural storage unit. The overlying Wells Creek dolomite is at least 10 feet thick and impermeable making it an excellent cap rock, preventing upward migration of CO2.