LSU to drill carbon capture research well on campus

LSU’s College of Engineering will soon drill a new well on campus to research carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), reports Louisiana Illuminator.

The well will be added to LSU’s Petroleum Engineering Research, Training and Testing Lab, a hands-on research facility near Alex Box Stadium made up of two industrial-scale research wells, additional storage wells and surface facilities.

The two wells aren’t used to drill for oil, and no fluid is injected into them. Rather, they allow researchers to simulate conditions at real oil drilling sites. The new well will be similar in this regard, but will be capable of handling carbon dioxide, which is not possible in the existing facilities. Read more.