In 2015, NITEC was awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to evaluate the volumes of CO2 that may be sequestered in the depleted reservoirs of the Federal portion of offshore Gulf of Mexico in the future.

BOEM data from its Reserves database is being used to develop representative simulation models of individual oil and gas reservoirs in currently depleted fields. CO2 sequestration in over 200 individual reservoirs is being simulated to better understand the impact of pressure, depth, reservoir depletion, and fluid properties on the sequestration process. Final results were delivered in late 2017.