Dispersion modelling for CO2 pipelines: Fit for purpose and best practice techniques

Organisation: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Sherpa Consulting, Global CCS Institute, Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA)


To highlight the research and achievements of Australian researchers, the Global CCS Institute with ANLEC R&D will hold a series of webinars throughout 2016. Each webinar will highlight a specific ANLEC R&D research project and the relevant report found on the Institute’s website. This is the fourth webinar of the series, which focused on the development of standards and regulations for CO2 pipelines for future CCS projects. This webinar discussed best practice pipeline design for CO2 pipelines, with particular reference to risk assessment requirements.

This presentation introduced a report that was prepared to inform the future development of CO2 pipelines in Australia, as part of integrated COcapture and storage infrastructure. This project was undertaken to provide guidance on best practice for the use of CO2 dispersion modelling within the context of the Australian pipeline design standard. The project deliverable was a comprehensive report that provides guidance on the current international best practice in modelling COdispersion, and identifies appropriate, fit-for-purpose modelling tools that can be used at different stages in the pipeline design process. One of the main conclusions from this project was that sufficient information and modelling tools are available to allow a new CO2 pipeline to be designed in accordance with Australian Standard 2885.

This webinar was presented by Phil Johnson from Sherpa Consulting.

Here is a recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation: