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Carbon fracturing and storage in shale with wellbore infrastructure monitoring

Objective

As the EU pushes ahead with its energy and climate agenda, it will need a broad range of cleaner energy sources including natural gas, if it is to retain its leading position in emission reductions in a carbon constrained world. Europe has enough gas to meet around half of its own demand for another 25 years. The public concerns of geological disaster, underground pollution, contaminated water and damage to ecosystems are the major obstacles to the shale gas revolution in Europe. Therefore, this fellowship aims to relieve the energy security and carbon emission issues in Europe by introducing a new environmental-friendly technique for shale gas exploitation combined with carbon storage process, named as pure CO2 Fracturing and Storage in Shale technique, from the fundamental science of hybrid engineering. The direct impact from this new technique estimated as for a single typical shale gas well, 30000 tons of fresh water will be saved and 150 tons of underground polluting chemicals will be prevented and a minimum of 15000 tons of CO2 will be embedded. Furthermore, a toolkit and platform to enable the integration of resiliency-improving monitoring and forecasting wellbore infrastructure will developed by combining traditional laboratory and field studies, data mining, machine learning, uncertainty quantification and reliability-based design so to utilize the data to its full potential.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Address

Kirby Corner Road - University House
Cv4 8uw Coventry

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 319 400,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 846775

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    21 July 2019

  • End date

    20 July 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 319 400,64

  • EU contribution

    € 319 400,64

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom