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Reports to be released by European projects
Date:27 Apr 2011
To support the early deployment of CCS in Rotterdam and the development of a Rotterdam CCS Network, the Global CCS Institute supported TNO Built Environment and Geosciences (TNO) and the Rotterdam Climate Initiative (RCI) to conduct an Independent CO2 Storage Assessment of offshore CO2 storage sites under the Dutch North Sea.
In the Institute’s experience, CO2 storage often receives less attention than other parts of the CCS process chain due to the long lead times required to bring storage sites to operation and fewer n
ear-term incentives for the operators of hydrocarbon fields to invest in detailed investigations.
The Independent Storage Assessment is intended to address a key need of CCS project developers – greater certainty over the technical viability, capacity and cost of utilising prospective CO2 storage sites.
The first report provides a description of the work undertaken, the methodology applied and a summary of the key results and findings.
The second report to be made available contains the steps to be taken in the development of a CO2 storage site, i.e. identification (screening), detailed study and estimation of the cost. This methodology report is considered valuable reading for any organisation that considers proving up storage reservoirs in its particular region.
Following a review of these reports the Institute’s Principal Manager – Storage, Kathy Hill stated that the methodology report in particular would be “an excellent starting point for new players (and even those who are more experienced) to understand and plan their future storage assessment program”.
“It is extremely well set out and easy to follow – possibly the first time this type of work has been set out in this level of detail in the public domain.”
These reports will be presented at the Rotterdam Members' Meeting and will be made available for download on the Institute's website from 9 May 2011.
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