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Subsurface Evaluation of Carbon capture and storage and Unconventional Risk

Objective

Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks (SECURe) will gather unbiased, impartial scientific evidence for risk mitigation and monitoring for environmental protection to underpin subsurface geoenergy development. The main outputs of SECURe will comprise recommendations for best practice for unconventional hydrocarbon production and geological CO2 storage.
The project will develop monitoring and mitigation strategies for the full geoenergy project lifecycle; by assessing plausible hazards and monitoring associated environmental risks. This will be achieved through a program of experimental research and advanced technology development that will be demonstrated at commercial and research facilities to formulate best practice. We will meet stakeholder needs; from the design of monitoring and mitigation strategies relevant to operators and regulators, to developing communication strategies to provide a greater level of understanding of the potential impacts.
The SECURe partnership comprises major research and commercial organisations from countries that host shale gas and CCS industries at different stages of operation (from permitted to closed). We will form a durable international partnership with non-European groups; providing international access to study sites, creating links between projects and increasing our collective capability through exchange of scientific staff.
SECURe will provide a legacy of:
1. A network of experimental and industrial field sites as a proving ground for cutting edge technologies and to enable knowledge transfer between sectors;
2. A platform for international cooperation;
3. A scientifically sound, unbiased and independent best practice for baselining, monitoring, mitigation and remediation – within a risk-assessment framework;
4. Models and best practice guidelines for engaging different stakeholders including citizens through participatory monitoring;
5. A formal continuous training programme for researchers and students.
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Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1fl Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 610 478,49

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

United Kingdom

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Research Organisations

Participants (16)

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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 048 312,50

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 492 672,50

INSTYTUT NAFTY I GAZU - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 436 436,25

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 466 206,25

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 152 625

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 786 758,75

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 738,75

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 153 125

IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 346 931,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 281 675

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 680 020

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

RISKTEC SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 218,75

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 298 472,50

TOTAL S.A.

France

ERASMUS UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR CONTRACT RESEARCH AND BUSINESS SUPPORTBV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 90 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764531

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 932 483,49

  • EU contribution

    € 8 450 608,49

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom