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Saline aquifer co2 storage (2) - demonstration in the sleipner field ('sacs2')

Objective

By storing CO2 in underground formations huge quantities of CO2 from fossil fuels to the atmosphere can be avoided . Beginning in 1996, 1 million tons of CO2 per year has been injected at the Sleipner Field . This is world's first case of industrial scale underground CO2 storage. Monitoring now is a golden opportunity to verify the behaviour of the CO2 in a saltwater - bearing sandstone at a depth of 1 kilometre .In 1999 Thermion/SACS has started to collect data and establish a baseline. SACS2 (This application) will monitor and verify the distribution of the CO2, bubble for two more years. Methods will be tested for prediction of the CO2 behaviour thousands of years into the future. RESULTS: Through monitoring and verification of integrated use of existing models, the SACS2 project will provide a scientifically based " Best-Practice-Manual ".

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD.
Address
Chertsey Road
TW16 7LN Sunbury-on-thames
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
France
Address
Rue Anne Frank, 7
80136 Rivery
CRE GROUP LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Common Road
NG17 2NS Nottingham
GECO A.S.
Norway
Address
Bjergstedveien, 1
4002 Stavanger
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
Address
8,Oester Voldgade 10
2400 Koepenhagen
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
Avenue De Bois-préau 1-4
92852 Rueil Malmaison
MOBIL EXPLORATION NORWAY INC
Norway
Address
Nedre Strandgate 43
4003 Stavanger
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Nicker Hill
NG12 5GG Keyworth,nottingham
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Prins Hendriklaan 105-107 Univesity College Utrech
3508 TA Utrecht
NORSK HYDRO ASA
Norway
Address
90,Sandsliveien 90
5020 Bergen
SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS
Norway
Address
S. P. Andersens Vei 15B
7465 Trondheim
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
Address
Laemtlandsgatan 99
162 87 Stockholm