The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) is based at Montana State University’s Energy Research Institute. The partnership is supported through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of seven regional carbon sequestration partnerships in the country. BSCSP collaborates with key stakeholders in the identification, development, and monitoring of viable and safe approaches for storing regional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The BSCSP region encompasses Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, eastern Washington, and Oregon.

The overall purpose of DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership program is to develop a collaborative research network to help develop the technology, infrastructure, and regulations needed to implement large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage opportunities across the country. Launched in 2003, this initiative is being completed in three phases (I, II, and III):

Welcome to the Kevin Dome Core Database

Kevin Dome Well Head

This database has been designed to assist partners with core data viewing.  Information can be downloaded in several formats, and requests for samples and thin sections may be submitted to MSU.  All data on this site is made available for BSCSP partner use only.  If you intend to use this data for any publication, please contact brandt.winkelman@montana.edu.  Given the number of researchers working on these samples, notification ensures the use of the most current data and helps coordinate research activities.