Welcome to the PCOR Partnership Video Clip Library

The video clip library is presented alphabetically by the title of each video clip.
Clip Title: About the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership
Description: The purpose and mission of the PCOR Partnership are described.
Length: 00:59

Clip Title: A Postindustrial Economy: Household Energy in the U.S.
Description: Like other members of the postindustrial world, Americans have affordable energy at their fingertips. Where does it come from? What about its carbon footprint?
Length: 04:11

Clip Title: An Emerging Economy: Household Energy in India
Description: India is one of the few rapidly emerging economies on the planet. As India’s economy grows, its households are coming to depend on ready access to energy. What do they use for energy? What about its carbon footprint?
Length: 04:17

Clip Title: A New Energy Carrier: Electricity!
Description: Innovators like Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan set coal to work on making life better—and healthier!
Length: 04:35

Clip Title: Balancing Energy and the Environment
Description: The effects of global carbon dioxide emissions on the environment are described, including methods of reducing those emissions.
Length: 02:54

Clip Title: Bell Creek's Greener Oil
Description: Producing more oil from existing fields using CO2 captured from human activities has a smaller carbon footprint than oil produced conventionally or using CO2 from a natural dome source.
Length: 03:59

Clip Title: Carbon Capture and Storage
Description: A means of managing industrial CO2 that builds on 40 years of experience
Length: 06:13

Clip Title: Carbon Capture and Storage: Research at Bell Creek
Description: Scientists and engineers are using the Bell Creek enhanced oil recovery operation to learn about the behavior of injected CO2 and to develop practical monitoring, verification, and accounting techniques that ensure safe, permanent geologic storage of CO2.
Length: 06:39

Clip Title: Carbon Capture at Boundary Dam
Description: Boundary Dam Generating Station in Saskatchewan, Canada, has the first in the world full-scale working CO2 capture facility on a coal-fired power plant.
Length: 01:08

Clip Title: Carbon Reduction and Community Benefits
Description: How carbon dioxide reduction projects aid in sustaining and building up communities.
Length: 00:52

Clip Title: Carbon Sequestration in Developed Economies
Description: Reducing the carbon footprint of existing infrastructure is discussed.
Length: 01:10

Clip Title: Carbon Storage in the Landscape
Description: The locations and types of landscapes ideal for terrestrial sequestration are fleshed out.
Length: 01:45

Clip Title: Carbon-Based Fuels and Our Quality of Life
Description: Fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide. But they also support our quality of life.
Length: 01:43

Clip Title: Clean Coal: Carbon Capture and Storage
Description: Carbon dioxide is already being captured at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. CO2 capture at coal-fired power plants would make plant emissions even cleaner and eliminate CO2 emissions from those large stationary sources.
Length: 03:05

Clip Title: Clean Development Mechanism Projects
Description: The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism helps reduce carbon emissions while providing for clean energy projects in developing countries.
Length: 01:56

Clip Title: CO2: A New Challenge
Description: Coal faces a new environmental challenge as concerns about climate change heat up and energy demands increase globally.
Length: 03:34

Clip Title: CO2 and Climate
Description: The effects of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are discussed.
Length: 01:18

Clip Title: CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect
Description: Carbon dioxide and its function in the atmosphere are described.
Length: 01:40

Clip Title: CO2 EOR and Geologic CO2 Sequestration
Description: Enhanced oil recovery (EOR), also known as CO2 flooding, is presented along with its relationship to geologic sequestration.
Length: 03:13

Clip Title: CO2 Flooding and Geologic Sequestration
Description: EOR, also known as CO2 flooding, is presented along with its relationship to geologic sequestration.
Length: 01:00

Clip Title: CO2 Goes Canadian
Description: Using industrial CO2 from North Dakota to produce more oil in the Williston Basin
Length: 02:44

Clip Title: CO2 Management and the Future
Description: Affordable energy sources and technology will be a part of any solution to address the threat of climate change. The future of carbon management in a global climate is discussed.
Length: 02:43

Clip Title: CO2 Management in California Forests
Description: Forest management in northern California is helping to manage carbon emissions.
Length: 01:57

Clip Title: CO2 Offsets Through Reforestation in Mississippi
Description: Forest management in Mississippi is helping to manage carbon emissions.
Length: 04:11

Clip Title: Coal and Global Development
Description: As modern life spreads across the globe, so does greater demand for energy. Once again, coal is called upon to meet that demand.
Length: 02:34

Clip Title: Coal and the Environment: A New Awareness
Description: As the quality of life improved in industrialized countries, the inhabitants began looking at the social and environmental ramifications of economic growth. Environmental cleanup came to the nation’s view.
Length: 04:45

Clip Title: Coal, Electricity, and CO2
Description: Coal is still a critically important fuel today, globally and in United States. Just how important is it, and how realistic are the options for cleaner electricity?
Length: 04:57

Clip Title: Coal Gets Us Moving
Description:Innovators put the steam engine on wheels, a massive undertaking.
Length: 04:05

Clip Title: Coal, Iron, and Steam: The Industrial Revolution Takes Off
Description: Early innovators trying to find a better way to make iron and mine coal sparked the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain.
Length: 03:17

Clip Title: Coal Mining
Description: Once dirty and dangerous, coal mining has changed tremendously since the days of hand picks and candlelight.
Length: 04:12

Clip Title: Coal: Past, Present, and Future
Description: Coal played a critical role in modern life. Will it be part of the future, too?
Length: 02:10

Clip Title: Coal to the Consumer
Description: Even in a new world rich with forests, coal became a critical energy source.
Length: 05:49

Clip Title: Cutting Carbon: Society’s Options
Description: Societies make decisions that can reduce carbon output. Energy efficiency and conservation, alternative energy, and carbon capture and storage can make a difference.
Length: 02:50

Clip Title: Cutting Carbon: What Can I Do?
Description: Practical tips to cut energy use, reduce your household carbon footprint, and save money, too!
Length: 02:34

Clip Title: Denbury and CO2: Bringing Bell Creek Back to Life
Description: Denbury Resources’ oil production strategy and the steps needed to develop an enhanced oil recovery operation in the Bell Creek oil field.
Length: 06:38

Clip Title: Drilling a Well
Description: The animated short describes the process for drilling wells to obtain oil or natural gas. This is very similar to the process that would be used to drill wells for CO2 injection and CO2 monitoring.
Length: 05:58

Clip Title: Ducks Unlimited and Terrestrial Carbon Credits
Description: The Ducks Unlimited programs for carbon dioxide management are discussed.
Length: 01:21

Clip Title: Emission Offsets and Carbon Credits
Description: A brief explanation of carbon credits and the process behind them is presented.
Length: 01:29

Clip Title: Emission Trading
Description: The process of emissions trading and its usefulness to the global economy is described.
Length: 01:58

Clip Title: Energy and Carbon: The Big Picture
Description: In the modern world, energy use and carbon footprint go hand in hand with quality of life. How can we maintain our quality of life, help other countries improve theirs, and keep carbon emissions under control?
Length: 02:34

Clip Title: Energy, CO2 and Our Carbon Footprint
Description: What is carbon dioxide? What is a carbon footprint?
Length: 01:11

Clip Title: Energy Equals Coal
Description: When coal did everything, 1850–1950.
Length: 01:25

Clip Title: Energy Security and Supply
Description: A generation of Americans learned about the importance of energy in their daily lives, and the nation’s leaders took steps to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply.
Length: 02:30

Clip Title: Family Transportation and Carbon Footprint
Description: Compare the use and carbon footprint of transportation fuels for households in three economies: postindustrial, rapidly emerging, and developing.
Length: 03:37

Clip Title: Forest Fire Control and CO2 Management
Description: Methods of fire control in the forest around Redding, California, create terrestrial sequestration opportunities.
Length: 01:45

Clip Title: Geologic CO2 Sequestration
Description: How does geologic CO2 sequestration work?
Length: 02:50

Clip Title: Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing
Description: This animated primer shows how hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling can get the oil or natural gas out of rocks like shale (with low permeability). When oil or natural gas is trapped in rocks like shale, oil producers use a technique called hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to create cracks in the rock layer that oil or natural gas can move through.
Length: 06:30

Clip Title: Household Carbon Footprint: Heating and Cooking
Description: Compare the use and carbon footprint of heating and cooking fuels for households in three economies: postindustrial, rapidly emerging, and developing.
Length: 03:17

Clip Title: Household Electricity and Carbon Footprint
Description: Compare the use and carbon footprint of electricity for households in three economies: postindustrial, rapidly emerging, and developing.
Length: 04:22

Clip Title: Household Energy Around the World
Description: Whether you live in the United States, India, or Cameroon, you are using energy. But the amount of energy and where it comes from affects your carbon footprint.
Length: 05:34

Clip Title: Human CO2: Trends and Challenges
Description: How different countries around the world affect the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Length: 02:02

Clip Title: Humans and CO2 Emissions
Description: The human contributions to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are described.
Length: 02:30

Clip Title: Installing a Casing-Conveyed Permanent Downhole Monitoring System
Description: This short acquaints a technical audience with the basics of installing a temperature-and-pressure-monitoring system on the outside of a well casing using an example from a CO2 EOR project in southeastern Montana.
Length: 19:19

Clip Title: Introduction to Well Logs for Oil Production or CO2 Storage
Description: This animated primer describes the purpose, process, and interpretation of well logging data. How do we know about the layers of rock in a drill hole? Which ones contain water or oil? Which ones are good for CO2 sequestration? One way is to use a probe to “log” drill holes. As the probe moves up from the bottom to the top of a drill hole, it records different types of information on the rocks.
Length: 08:18

Clip Title: Light from Coal
Description: Coal provided much more than heat for nearly 200 years.
Length: 06:33

Clip Title: More Fuel; Less Carbon
Description: The case for continued need for fossil fuels.
Length: 03:11

Clip Title: More Oil from West Texas
Description: A brief history of oil production in West Texas. Using pressure, water, and geologic CO2 to get more oil out of the ground. Primary, secondary, and tertiary oil recovery are described and illustrated.
Length: 04:43

Clip Title: New Energy Demand: The Internal Combustion Engine Circa 1900
Description: The internal combustion engine not only transformed American cities and lives, it began to increase the demand for energy significantly and nibbled at the edges of King Coal.
Length: 01:15

Clip Title: New Energy Option: Natural Gas
Description: While electricity transformed how coal powered homes and businesses, natural gas began to replace coal for heating and cooking, gradually eliminating the need to manufacture gas from coal.
Length: 01:42

Clip Title: No-Till Farming and Carbon Storage
Description: Conservation farming practices are a means to sequester carbon in active fields.

Clip Title: Oil Boom at Bell Creek
Description: A brief history of the first boom in the Bell Creek oil field in the 1960s.
Length: 01:05

Clip Title: Oil Production: Nature, Water, and CO2
Description: The three stages of oil production historically and in relation to the Bell Creek oil field.
Length: 03:55

Clip Title: PCOR Partnership at Bell Creek
Description: Scientists and engineers from the PCOR Partnership are using the Bell Creek enhanced oil recovery operation to learn about the behavior of injected CO2 and to develop practical monitoring, verification, and accounting techniques that ensure safe, permanent geologic storage of CO2.
Length: 03:59

Clip Title: Producing Energy – Reducing Carbon
Description: Enhanced oil recovery using CO2 from human activities helps us produce more oil with a lower carbon footprint.
Length: 01:52

Clip Title: Putting Sequestration into Practice
Description: CO2 sequestration — what are the needs?
Length: 03:27

Clip Title: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint with Biomass Fuels
Description: A biomass power plant in northern California helps manage carbon.
Length: 01:54

Clip Title: Reforestation in Brazil
Description: Nature Conservancy reforestation projects in Brazil absorb atmospheric carbon.
Length: 04:41

Clip Title: Reservoir Geology 101: Fluid in the Rocks
Description: The basic components of geologic formations are described.
Length: 01:50

Clip Title: Sequestering Carbon in the Prairie
Description: The role of prairies sequestering carbon dioxide.
Length: 02:05

Clip Title: Sequestering Carbon in Wetlands
Description: The role of wetlands in managing carbon is described.
Length: 03:08

Clip Title: Sequestration Potential in the Prairies
Description: Soil has great potential for trapping carbon dioxide. Details of capture and release into the atmosphere are presented.
Length: 01:45

Clip Title: Sustainable Forestry and CO2
Description: Examples of how private companies are managing forests to improved carbon dioxide storage in the Redding, California, area are highlighted.
Length: 01:28

Clip Title: Terrestrial CO2 Sequestration
Description: The process of terrestrial sequestration and its components are explained.
Length: 01:30

Clip Title: The Developing World: Household Energy in Cameroon

Clip Title: The Industrial Revolution Comes to America
Description: Although the United State got a later start, Americans enthusiastically took on the industrialization challenge.
Length: 01:39

Clip Title: The Phases of Oil Recovery – So Far
Description: Primary, secondary, and tertiary oil recovery are described and illustrated (Using pressure, water, and CO2)
Length: 02:40

Clip Title: The World's Finest Fire Extinguisher
Description: The discovery of natural underground CO2 deposits in New Mexico.
Length: 02:11

Clip Title: U.S. Carbon Market Developments
Description: This short clip describes the voluntary nature of carbon market activities in the United States.
Length: 00:54

Clip Title: Using Biomass to Reduce Emissions
Description: Waste biomass can be used in place of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere.
Length: 02:03

Clip Title: Value-Added Geologic Sequestration
Description: The concept of value-added sequestration and its financial gains are explored in this video.
Length: 02:09

Clip Title: What is Terrestrial CO2 Sequestration?
Description: Terrestrial sequestration is explained.
Length: 01:07