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CO2 geological storage: research into monitoring and verification technology

Objective

The geological storage of CO2 provides a significant option to mitigate CO2 emissions, contributing to the achievement of Kyoto (and successor) targets in a world where economic growth will depend on fossil fuels for the next several decades.

The first step towards Europe's goal of becoming a hydrogen economy requires the manufacture of hydrogen from fossil fuels. This can be done cost-effectively on a large scale without GHG emissions, if the resultant CO2 can be securely geologically stored. Europe has in vested large research efforts in CO2 geological storage monitoring in several storage types, gaining experience with industrial-scale projects (Sleipner, Weyburn), and smaller "subsurface laboratories" (Ketzin, K12B and Tarnow). A new project (In Salah) now provides the opportunity to build on this work with a new industrial-scale geological storage project. For CO2 storage to qualify in Emission Trading Schemes, R&D efforts are required to develop a sound basis for monitoring and verification. This will provide assurance of long-term storage security and establish standardized site certification guidelines for policy makers, regulators and industry. CChReMoVe is a consortium of industrial, research and service organizations with experience in CO2 geological storage.

The consortium proposes a range of monitoring techniques, applied over an integrated portfolio of storage sites (including natural analogues), which will develop:
1) Methods for base-line site evaluation
2) New tools to monitor storage and po ssible well and surface leakage
3) New tolls to predict and model long term storage behaviour and risks
4) A rigorous risk assessment methodology for a variety of sites and time-scales
5) Guidelines for best practice for the industry, policy makers and regulators.

This will encourage wide-spread application of CO2 geological storage in Europe and neighbouring countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
Netherlands

Participants (26)

BP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chertsey Road
Sunbury-on-thames
STATOIL ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
Stavanger
GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg
600751 Potsdam
TOTAL S.A.
France
Address
Tour Coupole - Place De La Coupole 2
Paris La Defense
WINTERSHALL HOLDING AG
Germany
Address
Friedrich-ebert-strasse 160
104020 Kassel
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Aelvkarlebylaboratoriet
Alvkarleby
WESTERNGECO A/S
Norway
Address
Risabergveien 3
Tananger
ETUDES ET PRODUCTIONS SCHLUMBERGER
France
Address
42, Rue Saint Dominique
Paris
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
3672 Katowice
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire
DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE
Denmark
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
Copenhagen
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
Avenue Du Bois Preau 1-4
Rueil Malmaison
SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS
Norway
Address
S.p. Andersens Vei 15B
Trondheim
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London
DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
Hoevik
QUINTESSA LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Dalton House, Newtown Road
Henley-on-thames
MINERAL AND ENERGY ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Wybickiego 7
Krakow
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
Address
Stilleweg 2
Hannover
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma
ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
IEA ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Stoke Orchard
Cheltenham
FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ASTRONOMICAS Y GEOFISICAS, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Address
Paseo Del Bosque S/n
La Plata
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Address
Meiring Naude Road
PO Box 395 Brummeria
INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES
India
Address
Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad
Dhanbad