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Predicting and monitoring the long-term behavior of CO2 injected in deep geological formations

Objective

PANACEA aims at developing methods and tools for improved prediction and validation of the long-term behavior of sequestered CO2. The objectives are to: 1) Identify and quantify the factors responsible for the long-term stability of the stored CO2, thus requiring a clear understanding of the dynamics of the injected CO2, chemical interactions with the host rock, and the evolution in time of its partitioning as a free phase (residual or continuous), dissolved or mineralized; 2) Provide measures for the assessment of the integrity and vulnerability of the reservoir (storage formation and cap-rock) and wells that penetrate it, to leakage of the stored CO2, through the cap-rock, faults and or wells; 3) Quantify the impact of the stored CO2 on adjacent subsurface reservoirs, such as changes in the reservoir parameters (pressure increase, pH changes or other chemical reactions) that may lead to unwanted migration of brines, or the release on pollutants trapped in the rock (such as heavy metals), into adjacent freshwater reservoirs; 4) Identify and/or suggest reliable monitoring, measurement and verification (MMV) technologies having the capability to capture relevant information on the long-term behavior of the stored CO2 both at the near and far field; and 5) Achieve an adequate degree of cooperation with other projects in order to allow the collection of data necessary for validating the investigations, including data from large injection sites (Sleipner, Norway), medium size (the future EEPR partially funded Hontomin project, Spain) and small projects (the MUSTANG Heletz, Israel). International cooperation has been arranged with high-profile institutions from the USA, Canada and Australia that have crucial expertise in geological storage of CO2. The combination of extensive exploitation of the existing datasets on CO2 storage, and the comprehensive modeling activities, will allow cross-model validation and will increase the reliability of the modeling tools.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

E.W.R.E. LTD
Address
Po Box 6770
31067 Haifa
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 645 745
Administrative Contact
Jacob Bensabat (Dr.)

Participants (11)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 408 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Auli Niemi (Prof.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 174 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 429
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 200
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez Arroyo (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 419 393
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Méré (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 341 931
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 559
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tore Andreas Torp (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 014
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henry Power (Prof.)
IMAGEAU SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Avenue De L'europe Cap Alpha 9
34830 Clapiers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Depraz (Mr.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Besse (Mr.)