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CO2 Site Closure Assessment Research

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 256625

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 313 492,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 966 574

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

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.
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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

IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 483 922,75

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 612 309

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 356 125

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 266 350

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 99 242

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

L AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 33 000

RWE POWER AG

Germany

EQUINOR ENERGY AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 97 500

SHELL INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 46 150

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 29 000

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

Canada

THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Canada

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE EARTH

Japan

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

United States

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE NON PROFIT CORPORATION

United States

CO2CRC Management Pty Ltd

Australia

TOTAL S.A.

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 256625

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 313 492,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 966 574

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany