The CarbonNet Project. CarbonNet storage site selection & certification: challenges and successes

Organisation: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Global CCS Institute

The Global CCS Institute presents the second report by CarbonNet to identify and then characterise suitable storage sites in the offshore Gippsland Basin. The CarbonNet Project is investigating the potential to establish a CCS Hub bringing together multiple CO2 capture projects in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, transporting CO2 via a shared pipeline and injecting it into the offshore Gippsland Basin. 

This report details the history of the site selection process between 2010 and 2015. The search for a storage site has followed international best practice, aligned to DNV GL Recommended Practice (DNV-RP-J203) to provide decision makers and stakeholders with independent expert assurance of environmentally safe, long-term geological storage.

This report is authored by George Carman, Nick Hoffman, and the CarbonNet Project. Chris Consoli, Institute Senior Adviser for Storage, Asia-Pacific also provides an overview of the report in an Insight available on the Global CCS Institute website.