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Characterisation of European CO2 storage

Characterisation of European CO2 storage

Objective

SiteChar will facilitate the implementation of CO2 storage in Europe by improving and extending standard site characterisation workflows, and by establishing the feasibility of CO2 storage on representative potential CO2 complexes suitable for development in the near term.

Reasonable estimates of the theoretical capacities of storage sites have been undertaken in previous studies. We will develop a workflow to undertake site characterisation, assessment of risks and development of monitoring plans necessary to reach the final stage of licensing. We will perform detailed site-specific techno-economic analyses and evaluate injection strategies, based on credible and realistic sources of CO2. We will undertake in-depth activities to enhance public awareness.

The SiteChar workflow will be tested at a range of onshore and offshore, open and structural traps and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, located across Europe. Site characterisation will be placed in an economic context. A key innovation will be the development of internal dry-run licence applications for 2 sites, tested by relevant regulatory authorities. This iterative process will refine the storage site characterisation workflow and identify gaps in site-specific characterisation needed to secure storage licenses under the EC Directive, as implemented in ‘host’ member states. In addition, we will address critical points of the workflow, such as screening of multiple options, fault geomechanics, reactive flow simulation, the presence of geological heterogeneity, trapping mechanisms, a Framework for Risk Assessment and Management and sensitivity analysis. These studies will be conducted through a strong collaboration of experienced industrial and academic research partners. SiteChar will produce practical guidelines for site characterisation and advance a portfolio of sites to a (near-) completed feasibility stage, ready for detailed front-end engineering and design.

Coordinator

IFP Energies nouvelles

Address

Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 681 872

Administrative Contact

Florence Delprat-Jannaud (Dr.)

Participants (16)

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 371 249

SINTEF PETROLEUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 342 126

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 315 000

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNABHANGIGES INSTITUT FUR UMWELTFRAGEN - UFU - EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 999,70

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 195 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 750

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 339 578,30

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 85 000

POLSKIE GORNICTWO NAFTOWE I GAZOWNICTWO SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Italy

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 85 000

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 6 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 256705

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 072 670

  • EU contribution

    € 3 720 575

Coordinated by:

IFP Energies nouvelles

France