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CO2 geological storage: research into monitoring and verification technology

Objective

The geological storage of CO2 provides a significant option to mitigate CO2 emissions, contributing to the achievement of Kyoto (and successor) targets in a world where economic growth will depend on fossil fuels for the next several decades.

The first step towards Europe's goal of becoming a hydrogen economy requires the manufacture of hydrogen from fossil fuels. This can be done cost-effectively on a large scale without GHG emissions, if the resultant CO2 can be securely geologically stored. Europe has in vested large research efforts in CO2 geological storage monitoring in several storage types, gaining experience with industrial-scale projects (Sleipner, Weyburn), and smaller "subsurface laboratories" (Ketzin, K12B and Tarnow). A new project (In Salah) now provides the opportunity to build on this work with a new industrial-scale geological storage project. For CO2 storage to qualify in Emission Trading Schemes, R&D efforts are required to develop a sound basis for monitoring and verification. This will provide assurance of long-term storage security and establish standardized site certification guidelines for policy makers, regulators and industry. CChReMoVe is a consortium of industrial, research and service organizations with experience in CO2 geological storage.

The consortium proposes a range of monitoring techniques, applied over an integrated portfolio of storage sites (including natural analogues), which will develop:
1) Methods for base-line site evaluation
2) New tools to monitor storage and po ssible well and surface leakage
3) New tolls to predict and model long term storage behaviour and risks
4) A rigorous risk assessment methodology for a variety of sites and time-scales
5) Guidelines for best practice for the industry, policy makers and regulators.

This will encourage wide-spread application of CO2 geological storage in Europe and neighbouring countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
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Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
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Participants (26)

BP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Chertsey Road
Sunbury-on-thames

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STATOIL ASA
Norway
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Forusbeen 50
Stavanger

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GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM
Germany
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Telegrafenberg
600751 Potsdam

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TOTAL S.A.
France
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Tour Coupole - Place De La Coupole 2
Paris La Defense

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WINTERSHALL HOLDING AG
Germany
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Friedrich-ebert-strasse 160
104020 Kassel

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VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
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Aelvkarlebylaboratoriet
Alvkarleby

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WESTERNGECO A/S
Norway
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Risabergveien 3
Tananger

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ETUDES ET PRODUCTIONS SCHLUMBERGER
France
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42, Rue Saint Dominique
Paris

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GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
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Plac Gwarkow 1
3672 Katowice

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire

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DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE
Denmark
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Oster Voldgade 10
Copenhagen

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INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
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Avenue Du Bois Preau 1-4
Rueil Malmaison

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SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS
Norway
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S.p. Andersens Vei 15b
Trondheim

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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
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39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London

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DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Norway
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Veritasveien 1
Hoevik

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QUINTESSA LTD
United Kingdom
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Dalton House, Newtown Road
Henley-on-thames

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MINERAL AND ENERGY ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
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Wybickiego 7
Krakow

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BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
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Stilleweg 2
Hannover

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
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Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico-trieste

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma

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ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
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Westerduinweg 3
Petten

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IEA ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS LTD
United Kingdom
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Stoke Orchard
Cheltenham

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FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ASTRONOMICAS Y GEOFISICAS, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
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Paseo Del Bosque S/n
La Plata

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COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
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Meiring Naude Road
PO Box 395 Brummeria

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INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES
India
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Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad
Dhanbad

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