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openCCS: Storage

Organisation: Global CCS Institute, Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)

openCCS is the handbook for delivering CCS projects brought to you by the Global CCS Institute. It has been built to guide you through the key processes and steps needed to deliver each component of an integrated CCS project. It’s a platform for sharing methodologies, best practices and lessons learnt from experience.

The Storage Section of the openCCS handbook contains:

Site Screening Studies

  • Define screening basis
  • Develop screening plan
  • Review available data and identify potential sites
  • Estimate capacity and level of uncertainty
  • Shortlist storage sites

Site Assessment Studies

  • Obtain exploration permit
  • Define selection basis and develop selection plan
  • Acquire data, test, analyse, rank risks
  • Select site and engineering concept

Site Selection Studies

  • Specify performance targets
  • Prepare CO2 storage development plan
  • Evaluate compliance with regulations and qualification goal
  • Obtain storage permit

Design and (Initial) Construct

  • Select construction contractor and delivery approach for (initial) storage assets (i.e. EPC)
  • Complete the design detail for building the (initial) storage assets (i.e. wells, feeder piping)
  • Build the organisation and systems to manage the storage assets
  • Build the (initial) transport asset
  • On time
  • On budget
  • To scope and quality
  • Commission the (initial) storage assets to operating state

Operate (Remaining Construct)

  • Operate the storage assets to achieve required performance over asset life
  • Develop plan for permit review/re-qualification
  • Reassess risks
  • Adjust performance targets
  • Adjust CO2 storage development plan
  • Storage permit renewal
  • Complete the design detail for building the (remaining) storage assets (i.e. wells, feeder piping)
  • Select construction contractor and delivery approach for (remaining) storage assets (i.e. EPC)

Close

  • Assess if conditions for site closure have been met
  • Define closure basis
  • Develop closure plan
  • Update storage performance forecast and environmental impact assessment
  • Obtain certificate of fitness for closure
  • Initiate decommissioning
  • Transfer of responsibility for site