Updated: Sept. 17, 2023
Over the coming weeks, the ExxonMobil team will be in the area performing drilling activities and studies at a nearby location off Lawhon Road. The intent of these activities is to identify whether the subsurface geological make-up is conducive for safely storing carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) deep underground through a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS).
What is CCS? CCS is one of the most critical technologies needed to help meet society’s net-zero goals. It works by capturing CO2 from industrial sources that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, and injects it into geologic formations deep underground for safe, secure and permanent storage.
Equipment is tentatively scheduled to arrive at the work location around the last week of September with activities commencing around early October. Activities at the location are tentatively scheduled to be completed around the middle of November.
During this time, you may notice increased activities at the work location including the placement and operation of drilling equipment. When performing any type of work, ExxonMobil strives to be a good neighbor by ensuring we are completing it safely and minimizing any impacts on the local community.
Anticipated work schedule:
- End of September: Equipment is moved to work location.
- October: Activities at the site commence.
- Mid-November: Activities at the site completed.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is this work taking place?
A: The intent of these activities is to identify whether the subsurface geological make-up is conducive for safely storing carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) deep underground through a process called carbon capture and storage.
Q: What is Carbon Capture and Storage and is it safe?
A: Carbon capture and storage is a safe and proven technology that ExxonMobil has more than 30 years of experience in. Carbon capture and storage technology works by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources before they can reach the atmosphere and safely transports them to a location where they can be injected thousands of feet under the earth’s surface into carefully selected geological formations where they can be permanently stored. Once underground, the CO2 is held in place by a thick seal rock and gradually transforms into solid minerals. To learn more, click here.
Q: What type of activities will be going on at the work location?
A: During this time, you may notice increased activities at the work location including the placement and operation of a drilling rig and associated equipment. When performing any type of work, ExxonMobil strives to be a good neighbor by ensuring we are completing it safely and minimizing any impacts on the local community.
Q: During this time will you be injecting carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) in the ground?
A: No, during these operations our team will not be injecting any carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) into the subsurface. These activities will focus on gathering the information required to help us identify whether the subsurface geological make-up of the area is conducive for storing CO2.
Q: How many individuals will be at the work location?
A: On average, we anticipate having between 20-30 workers at the job site during operations.
Q: What are the anticipated operational hours and schedule for this work?
A: To ensure we are minimizing our impact on the local community; we have structured a work schedule that will allow us to safely and efficiently reduce the duration of days needed to complete these activities. To achieve this goal, there will be periods of time where on-going operations throughout the day are needed, and we are committed to take the necessary steps to reduce community impacts from these activities.
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