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A multiple space and time scale approach for the quantification of deep saline formations for CO2 storage

Objective

The objectives of MUSTANG are to develop and disseminate a comprehensive set of methodologies and tools for the assessment and characterization of deep saline aquifers for CO2 storage, providing measures of performance and risk that are necessary for a cost-benefit analysis, ensuring public confidence and acceptance and promoting its deployment. Novel CO2 storage specific field investigation technologies and methodologies will be developed, allowing an improved determination of the relevant physical properties of the site and enabling short response times in the detection and monitoring of CO2 plumes during both the injection and storage phases. We also aim at an improved understanding of the processes of CO2 spreading by means of theoretical investigations, laboratory experiments, natural analogue studies and field scale injection tests, including those relevant to the 1) seal integrity; 2) the negative impact of possibly conductive faults; 3) formation heterogeneities; 4) CO2 trapping mechanisms; and 5) effective treatment for the wide span of spatial and temporal scales of the coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes. Based on the improved process models, conceptual and numerical models will be developed for analyzing CO2 injection and storage and implemented at six test sites representing different geological settings and geographical locations in Europe, also addressing the impact of the CO2 injection on seal integrity. The guidelines to be developed will be integrated into a decision support system, which will include a risk assessment component and liabilities consideration. The DSS will be tested and validated at the various project test sites. Special attention has been devoted to promote measures capable of enhancing public outreach and acceptance and dissemination of the methodologies and technologies to the wide public.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
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Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 596 175
Administrative Contact
Auli Niemi (Prof.)

Participants (19)

E.W.R.E. LTD
Israel
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€ 842 520
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Po Box 6770
31067 Haifa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacob Bensabat (Dr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 896
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Von Figura (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 327 859
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 256 546
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jack Lavan (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 258 020
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
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Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 435 794
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
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M. Jocelyn Mere (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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€ 367 920
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
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Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 168 206
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Edna Murphy (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
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€ 129 144
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Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
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Daniel Scradeanu (Prof.)
VIBROMETRIC OY COSMA
Finland
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€ 208 498
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Taipaleentie 127
01860 Perttula
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Calin Cosma (Dr.)
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
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€ 145 230
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Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
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Vicenc Polo (Mr.)
SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING
Sweden
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€ 84 575
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Villavaegen 18
S-75128 Uppsala
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Mikael Erlström (Dr.)
THE GEOPHYSICAL INSTITUTE OF ISRAEL
Israel
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€ 183 723
Address
Habaal Shem Tov St. 6
71100 Lod
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Vladimir Shtivelman (Dr.)
LAPIDOTH ISRAEL OIL PROSPECTORS LTD
Israel
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€ 1 649 337
Address
Brodetsky 19
61170 Tel Aviv - Jaffa
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Jacob Luxenburg (Mr.)
IMAGEAU SAS
France
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€ 189 803
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Avenue De L'europe Cap Alpha 9
34830 Clapiers
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Laurent Depraz (Mr.)
OXAND SA
France
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€ 156 442
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Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 49
77210 Avon
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Yvi Le Guen (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE GEOPHYSIK
Germany
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€ 267 720
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
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Juergen Soldan (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 746
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
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Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
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Administrative Contact
Na Na