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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-1
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Coordinator

IFP Energies nouvelles
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Delprat-Jannaud (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 681 872

Participants (16)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 371 249
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Melman (Mr.)
SINTEF PETROLEUM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
S P Andersensv 15b
7465 Trondheim

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ane Elisabet Lothe (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 126
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maxine Carole Akhurst (Dr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Frykman (Dr.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanislaw Nagy (Dr.)
UNABHANGIGES INSTITUT FUR UMWELTFRAGEN - UFU - EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 999,70
Address
Greifswalder Strasse 4
10405 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
René Zimmer (Dr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 750
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 578,30
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
34010 Sgonico-trieste

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Persoglia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Felici (Ms.)
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address

814 26 Alvkarleby

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bernstone (Dr.)
POLSKIE GORNICTWO NAFTOWE I GAZOWNICTWO SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Ul. Marcina Kasprzaka 25
01 224 Warszawa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcin Mazurowski (Mr.)
Enel Ingegneria e Innovazione SpA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Rome

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Dr.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Berger (Dr.)
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 000
Address
St Andrews House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ross Loveridge (Dr.)