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CO2 Site Closure Assessment Research

Objective

CO2CARE aims to support the large scale demonstration of CCS technology by addressing the research requirements of CO2 storage site abandonment. It will deliver technologies and procedures for abandonment and post-closure safety, satisfying the regulatory requirements for transfer of responsibility. The project will focus on three key areas: well abandonment and long-term integrity; reservoir management and prediction from closure to the long-term; risk management methodologies for long-term safety. Objectives will be achieved via integrated laboratory research, field experiments and state-of-the-art numerical modelling, supported by literature review and data from a rich portfolio of real storage sites, covering a wide range of geological and geographical settings.

CO2CARE will develop plugging techniques to ensure long-term well integrity; study the factors critical to long-term site safety; develop monitoring methods for leakage detection; investigate and develop remediation technologies. Predictive modelling approaches will be assessed for their ability to help define acceptance criteria. Risk management procedures and tools to assess post-closure system performance will be developed. Integrating these, the technical criteria necessary to assess whether a site meets the high level requirements for transfer of responsibility defined by the EU Directive will be established.

The technologies developed will be implemented at the Ketzin site and dry-run applications for site abandonment will be developed for hypothetical closure scenarios at Sleipner and K12-B. Participation of partners from the US, Canada, Japan and Australia and data obtained from current and closed sites will add to the field monitoring database and place the results of CO2CARE in a world-wide perspective.

Research findings will be presented as best-practice guidelines. Dissemination strategy will deliver results to a wide range of international stakeholders and the general public.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 052 050
Administrative Contact
Axel Liebscher (Dr.)

Participants (22)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 620 925,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 483 922,75
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 612 309
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Melman (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 125
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roland Andrew Chadwick (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Persoglia (Dr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 266 350
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hubert Fabriol (Dr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 99 242
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Frykman (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Juhlin (Prof.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 33 000
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Kowalczyk (Mr.)
RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Thielemann (Dr.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tore Andreas Torp (Dr.)
SHELL INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
Carel Van Bylandtlaan 16
2596 HR Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ron Van Ruitenbeek (Mr.)
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 46 150
Address

814 26 Alvkarleby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bernstone (Dr.)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 29 000
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Hurel (Mr.)
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
Canada
Address
Karl Clark Road 250
T6N 1E4 Edmonton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Linda Breitkreitz
THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
Address
1-560 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Research Services Office
T5J 4P6 Edmonton Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Stephens (Ms.)
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE EARTH
Japan
Address
Kizugawadai 9-2
6190292 Kizugawa-shi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ziqiu Xue (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Duiker (Ms.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens Birkholzer (Dr.)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE NON PROFIT CORPORATION
United States
Address
King Avenue 505
43201 Columbus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alain Bonneville (Dr.)
CO2CRC Management Pty Ltd
Australia
Address
Brisbane Avenue Nff House 14-16
2601 Canberra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carole Peacock
TOTAL S.A.
France
Address
Place Jean Millier 2
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Monne