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Report on CSLF Task Force 6 on reviewing best practices and standards for geologic storage and monitoring of CO2
Report on CSLF Task Force 6 on reviewing best practices and standards for geologic storage and monitoring of CO2

10th October 2014

Organisation(s): Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)

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

This presentation is intended for those who want a quick look at available standards, guidelines and best practice manuals to safe and efficient storage of CO2. It is based on the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum report Reviewing Best Practices and Standards for Geologic Storage and Monitoring of CO2, an Initial Compilation of Standards, Best Practices and Guidelines for CO2 Storage and Monitoring.

This content has been incorporated into openCCS: Storage, the handbook for delivering carbon capture storage (CCS) projects brought to you by the Global CCS Institute.

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Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum: technology roadmap 2013
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum: technology roadmap 2013

24th October 2013

Organisation(s): Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)

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

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) has issued Technology Roadmaps (TRM) in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011. (The TRM 2011 updated only project and country activities, not technology.) This new TRM is in response to a meeting of the CSLF Technical Group (TG) in Bergen in June 2012. It sets out to answer three questions:

  • What is the current status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and deployment, particularly in CSLF member countries?
  • Where should CCS be by 2020 and beyond?
  • What is needed to get from point a) to point b), while also addressing the different circumstances of developed and developing countries? 

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Impacts of carbon capture and storage (CCS) on South African national priorities other than climate change
Impacts of carbon capture and storage (CCS) on South African national priorities other than climate change

1st October 2013

Organisation(s): Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), Prime Africa Consultants, SLR Consulting, South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage (SACCCS)

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

This report provides an assessment of the impact of deploying CCS on national priorities other than climate change in South Africa. The report is premised on the assumption that CCS will form part of an integrated basket of measures that include reducing energy consumption and expanding non-fossil energy systems including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal to reduce GHG emissions in South Africa. In contrast to other studies that have assessed the impacts of individual CCS projects, this study covers a much larger integrated CCS programme. This report does not compare the various options for GHG mitigation. Moreover, it is assumed, that South Africa would learn from successful pilot and demonstration projects around the world in the interim period and that the implementation of commercial roll out of full-scale CCS programme will be implemented post 2020.

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openCCS is the handbook for delivering CCS projects brought to you by the Global CCS Institute. It has been built to guide you through the key processes and steps needed to deliver each component of an integrated CCS project. It’s a platform for sharing methodologies, best practices and lessons learnt from experience.

The Storage Section of the openCCS handbook contains:

Site Screening Studies

  • Define screening basis
  • Develop screening plan
  • Review available data and identify potential sites
  • Estimate capacity and level of uncertainty
  • Shortlist storage sites

Site Assessment Studies

  • Obtain exploration permit
  • Define selection basis and develop selection plan
  • Acquire data, test, analyse, rank risks
  • Select site and engineering concept

Site Selection Studies

  • Specify performance targets
  • Prepare CO2 storage development plan
  • Evaluate compliance with regulations and qualification goal
  • Obtain storage permit

Design and (Initial) Construct

  • Select construction contractor and delivery approach for (initial) storage assets (i.e. EPC)
  • Complete the design detail for building the (initial) storage assets (i.e. wells, feeder piping)
  • Build the organisation and systems to manage the storage assets
  • Build the (initial) transport asset
  • On time
  • On budget
  • To scope and quality
  • Commission the (initial) storage assets to operating state

Operate (Remaining Construct)

  • Operate the storage assets to achieve required performance over asset life
  • Develop plan for permit review/re-qualification
  • Reassess risks
  • Adjust performance targets
  • Adjust CO2 storage development plan
  • Storage permit renewal
  • Complete the design detail for building the (remaining) storage assets (i.e. wells, feeder piping)
  • Select construction contractor and delivery approach for (remaining) storage assets (i.e. EPC)

Close

  • Assess if conditions for site closure have been met
  • Define closure basis
  • Develop closure plan
  • Update storage performance forecast and environmental impact assessment
  • Obtain certificate of fitness for closure
  • Initiate decommissioning
  • Transfer of responsibility for site

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IEA/CSLF report to the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit. Carbon capture and storage: progress and next steps
IEA/CSLF report to the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit. Carbon capture and storage: progress and next steps

14th June 2010

Organisation(s): Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), Global CCS Institute, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Two years after the G8 leaders commitment to the broad deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2020, significant progress has been made towards commercialisation of CCS technologies. Yet the 2008 Hokkaido G8 recommendation to launch 20 large-scale CCS demonstration projects by 2010 remains a challenge and will require that governments and industry accelerate the pace toward achieving this critical goal. This is one of the main findings of a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), and the Global CCS Institute, to be presented to G8 leaders at their June Summit in Muskoka, Canada.

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Strategic plan implementation report
Strategic plan implementation report

1st January 2010

Organisation(s): Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)

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

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forums reports on its implication of the strategic plan as of January 2010. This publication reviews forum activities from 2009 and the progress made in key areas. Includes contributions from stakeholders, taskforces and projects.

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