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

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 ".

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Coordinator

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD.

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Administrative Contact

Paul RUTTER (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

France

CRE GROUP LTD.

United Kingdom

GECO A.S.

Norway

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND

Denmark

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE

France

MOBIL EXPLORATION NORWAY INC

Norway

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands

NORSK HYDRO ASA

Norway

SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS

Norway

VATTENFALL AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK6-CT-1999-00014

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 October 2002

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 033 600

  • EU contribution

    € 1 200 000

Coordinated by:

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD.

United Kingdom