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CarbonNet storage site characterisation and selection process

16th November 2016

Topic(s): CO2 storage

The CarbonNet Project has undertaken an extensive geoscience evaluation programme to identify, characterise and select prospective offshore storage sites in the nearshore Gippsland Basin, in south eastern Australia. 

The process builds upon basin and regional assessments undertaken at the national level, and focuses upon leads and play fairs assessed using a vast amount of geological data available from 50 years of petroleum exploration and developments in the basin. 

CarbonNet geoscience work has been subject to independent scientific peer reviews, and external assurance certification by Det Norske Veritas against the recommended practise for geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) J203.   

CarbonNet now holds five greenhouse gas assessments permits providing exclusive rights to explore, appraisal and develop a portfolio of CO2 storage sites. 

The project has identified a prioritised storage site capable of storing in excess of 125 Mt of CO2  for which a 'Declaration of Storage' has been prepared which demonstrates the 'fundamental determinants' and probability assessment of potential CO2 plume paths as required under Australian CCS legislation'. 

This webinar will be presented by Dr Nick Hoffman, CarbonNet Geosequestration Advisor, and will provide an overview of CarbonNet geoscience evaluation programme, referencing the relevant knowledge share products available on the Global CCS Institute website.  

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

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