cg_drill_12_19-20The West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) is drilling a deep well in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin, California, to characterize two potential CO2 storage areas.  The first is a depleted natural gas reservoir and the second an underlying saline formation. 

Drilling began on 1 December and 0n 21 December the drillers were 7000 feet deep in a mixed sandstone-shale unit. 

For daily drilling reports and graphic, visit their Drilling Progress page. 

Mike Conway (24 December 2011)