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Comparing different approaches to managing CO2 storage resources in mature CCS futures
Comparing different approaches to managing CO2 storage resources in mature CCS futures

1st March 2014

Organisation(s): British Geological Survey (BGS), Global CCS Institute, IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Use and storage (CCUS)

This study has been funded by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI), through the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG). The report ‘Comparing different approaches to managing storage resources in mature CCS futures’ summarises the potential for surface and subsurface interactions which might occur during CO2 storage operations. It reviews the regulatory approaches in jurisdictions active in carbon capture and storage (CCS) to managing such interactions and the consequent potential adverse impacts. The authors discuss possible options for managing these interactions to provide timely storage capacity, illustrated with a regional case study from the Southern North Sea.

The report has been written by contributors from US, Australia, Netherlands and Canada, under the lead of the British Geological Survey, United Kingdom.

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In Salah Gas CO2 Storage JIP: surface gas and biological monitoring
In Salah Gas CO2 Storage JIP: surface gas and biological monitoring

1st September 2010

Organisation(s): British Geological Survey (BGS), Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Engineering and project delivery, Use and storage (CCUS)

This paper presents information by the Joint Industry Project established to monitor CO2 storage at the In Salah geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) project in Algeria.  The authors describe the methods for measurements and surveys, and explain the results for the 2009 monitoring program. Concluding remarks note that in spite of the environmental factors and scarcity of vegetation, plant diversity is relatively high, and that soil gas data did not indicate any CO2 leakage except possibly at KB-5.

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Best practice for the storage of CO2 in saline aquifers: observations and guidelines from the SACS and CO2STORE projects
Best practice for the storage of CO2 in saline aquifers: observations and guidelines from the SACS and CO2STORE projects

6th November 2009

Organisation(s): British Geological Survey (BGS)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Use and storage (CCUS)

Many of the research results from the SACS and CO2STORE projects are published in the scientific literature but in a somewhat disseminated form. This report aims to consolidate some of the key findings into a manual of observations and recommendations relevant to underground saline aquifer storage. The work builds upon and complements earlier best practice manuals from the SACS/SACS2 and GEO-SEQ projects (SACS, 2003; GEO-SEQ, 2004), and aims to provide technically robust guidelines for effective and safe CO2 storage in a range of geological settings. This will set the scene for companies, regulatory authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and ultimately the interested general public, in evaluating possible new CO2 storage projects in Europe and elsewhere.

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Development of a CO2 transport and storage network in the North Sea: report to the North Sea Basin Task Force
Development of a CO2 transport and storage network in the North Sea: report to the North Sea Basin Task Force

6th November 2007

Organisation(s): British Geological Survey (BGS), Department of Energy and Climate Change, Element Energy Limited, Pöyry, UK Government

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, CO2 transport, Use and storage (CCUS)

The UK and Norwegian governments engaged Element Energy Limited, Pöyry Energy, and the British Geological Survey to examine the role that a pipeline infrastructure for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) could play in reducing CO2 emissions from both countries. 

This report, commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the Department of Trade and Industry) on behalf of the UK, Norway and North Sea Basin Task Force, examines possible development pathways for a CCS pipeline infrastructure connecting large UK and Norwegian sources with appropriate sinks in the North Sea and describes the implications for both countries.

 

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Industrial carbon dioxide emissions and carbon dioxide storage potential in the UK
Industrial carbon dioxide emissions and carbon dioxide storage potential in the UK

1st October 2006

Organisation(s): British Geological Survey (BGS)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Use and storage (CCUS)

This report, funded by United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry, considers the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide from large industrial point sources such as power stations and the potential geological storage capacity to safely and securely store these emissions.

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