Global Status of CCS: 2016. Saline Aquifer Storage Performance at the Quest CCS Project

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event location: 
Washington, D.C.
Event type: 
Organised by: 
Global CCS Institute

The Global CCS Institute launched The Global Status of CCS: 2016 at a dedicated event at the 22nd conference of the parties (COP 22) in Marrakech on Tuesday, 15 November. 

The Global Status of CCS: 2016 report is an essential reference for industry, government, research bodies, and the broader community, providing a comprehensive overview of global and regional CCS developments.

Following the report launch, we will run a number of webinars commencing in November 2016, through to early 2017.

A Summary of the Global Status of CCS: 2016 will be accessible on our website from 15 November, and includes updates on key CCS facilities, including two major facilities now in operation:

  • Shell’s Quest Project in Canada
  • Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project in Japan

These projects are significant 2016 milestones and testament to the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness of CCS as an integral technology to meeting Paris Agreement climate change targets.

Please join us for the first of the Global Status of CCS: 2016 webinar series.

Saline Aquifer Storage Performance at the Quest CCS Project

As one of a handful of large-scale CCS projects currently injecting CO2 into a dedicated saline aquifer storage site, Shell’s Quest project offers a unique case study into the performance of dedicated storage. The Quest project injects CO2 into the Basal Cambrian Sandstone located 2 km below the surface. After the first year of operations, the Quest reservoir has exceeded internal expectations. While the original premise called for eight wells, today only two of three constructed injection wells take 100 per cent of project volumes (~140 tonnes /hr).

In this webinar, Simon O’Brien, Shell Quest Subsurface Manager, discussed storage performance at Quest after one year of operations as well as early results from the measurement, monitoring, and verification (MMV) plan.


A recording of the webinar and browsable version of the slides used in the presentation are available as an insight.