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Authigenic carbonates as natural analogues of mineralisation trapping in CO2 sequestration: progress report and preliminary results
Authigenic carbonates as natural analogues of mineralisation trapping in CO2 sequestration: progress report and preliminary results

1st October 2013

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC, Geoscience Australia

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

Mineral trapping is the most secure form of CO2 storage, however, these reactions are likely to be very slow and have pre-requisition on the environment settings. An accurate model, able to predict the conditions required for acceleration of mineralisation trapping (in particular storage reservoirs), is the first step towards engineering to maximise storage security and efficiency. This project is currently working on the determination of groundwater chemistry and reservoir conditions responsible for natural carbonate mineralisation within the Great Artesian Basin. The ultimate goal is an understanding of the likelihood of engineered mineral trapping to maximize storage security and storage efficiency in the Surat and other onshore sedimentary basins. This is an interim report on research progress to date.

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Authigenic carbonates as natural analogues of mineralisation trapping in CO2 sequestration: a desktop study
Authigenic carbonates as natural analogues of mineralisation trapping in CO2 sequestration: a desktop study

9th August 2013

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC

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

This project is aimed at supporting CO2 storage projects in Australian sedimentary basins through investigation of the controls on carbonate authigenesis in freshwater aquifers as a natural analogue for mineralisation trapping. The literature review and desktop study provide a foundation that synthesises what is known about the controls on carbonate precipitation in aquifers with different chemistries, reservoir temperatures and available volumes of CO2. The parameters derived from this study will feed into simulations of engineered mineral trapping of injected CO2 that will then be tested experimentally in the laboratory with Precipice and Hutton sandstone core samples.

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Regional stress and predicted hydrogeochemical impact of CO2 storage in the Surat Basin: interim report
Regional stress and predicted hydrogeochemical impact of CO2 storage in the Surat Basin: interim report

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC

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

Early results of hydro-geochemical modelling for CO2 storage in the Surat Basin. This research is highly relevant to both potential CO2 injection operators and those statutory bodies that must regulate geosequestration operations in low salinity aquifers. The report provides early model assessments of geochemical influences of a greenhouse gas stream on both reservoir and seal rock types and the associated water chemistry. Importantly, these models use injection fluid compositions of CO2 , SOx and NOx that are broadly indicative of the composition of the major components of a GHG Stream sourced from coal-fired power stations.

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Low cost hybrid capture technology development
Low cost hybrid capture technology development

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC

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

Post-combustion CO2 capture (PCC) has been recognised as a necessary option for reducing the emissions from fossil fuel power plants, especially from coal-fired power plants. The current preferred technology for CO2 capture from PCC is solvent scrubbing, of which the unit size is likely to be larger than the currently operating scrubbing units. This project looks to examine the opportunities to integrate solvent scrubbing with alternative technologies such as CO2 capture by adsorption for a lower energy penalty with additional benefits. This study shows that the hybrid system as proposed was not effective in reducing the overall cost of CO2 capture.

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Signal processing of hydrographs for monitoring the integrity of freshwater aquifers near the Otway CO2 storage site
Signal processing of hydrographs for monitoring the integrity of freshwater aquifers near the Otway CO2 storage site

1st September 2012

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC

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

The CO2CRC Otway project has been collecting water level data from three groundwater wells approximately 1100m above and located several kilometres away from the injected CO2 plume in the Waarre C Formation. The objective of this project was to investigate the usefulness of monitoring these wells for small leak detection, were it to occur, and to identify more optimal locations for groundwater monitoring wells were they to be purposely drilled. Spectral analysis techniques are performed to achieve this objective and conclusions are drawn regarding optimisation of shallow groundwater monitoring systems.

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政策立案者及び事業実施者向けトレーニングマニュアル: APEC 地域におけるCO2 回収・貯留に関する能力開発
政策立案者及び事業実施者向けトレーニングマニュアル: APEC 地域におけるCO2 回収・貯留に関する能力開発

1st June 2012

Organisation(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), CO2CRC, ICF International

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

CO2 回収貯留(CCS)では、枯渇した石油・ガス田、陸域と海域の地殻深部にある塩水滞水層、岩塩空洞ないし採掘できない炭層などの地質構造にCO2 を注入し閉じ込める。これらは、既存の石油・ガス生産における二次回収のアプローチであり、同時に温室効果ガスの排出を減らす手段でもある。この序論は、CCS がエネルギー生産向上と温室効果ガス削減に関して有するポテンシャルを調査することに関心を寄せる関係者及び政策決定者にとって重要な質問に対する回答を提供するように構成されている。

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The CO2CRC Otway stage 2B residual saturation and dissolution test: test concept, implementation and data collected
The CO2CRC Otway stage 2B residual saturation and dissolution test: test concept, implementation and data collected

1st October 2011

Organisation(s): Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), CO2CRC

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

This interim report provides an account of the Otway Stage 2B design and field operations for the CO2 residual saturation and dissolution test, which is the first field test of this nature in the world. The execution and summary of the data obtained from the field test are included in the report. Residual trapping was measured by five different techniques in the test, each with a different radius of investigation. Excellent quality data was acquired throughout the field program. Detailed analysis of the five tests has subsequently commenced and a detailed analysis will be released in a future CO2CRC report.

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A review of existing best practice manuals for carbon dioxide storage and regulation
A review of existing best practice manuals for carbon dioxide storage and regulation

1st March 2011

Organisation(s): CO2CRC

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

Since 2007 there have been numerous publications released covering the best practices, guidelines and standards for CO2 storage. These range from very topic-specific manuals, to those covering the entire CCS chain including transport. There is a wide range in the level of detail that is covered, with some offering overviews of the concepts, some offering highly detailed discussions and others providing the technical operations, calculations and geologic parameters that went into real world projects. In the end, a comprehensive database of best practices for the bulk of issues necessary for CO2 storage currently exists.

The following is a brief summary of the manuals and guidelines that have been published, a list of those that have been announced and are awaiting publication and several additional resources that were thought to be of importance but have been either superseded by more recent manuals or are of limited scope and presentation. Additionally, the published manuals and guidelines have been placed into tabular form illustrating (broadly) the topics covered and the level of coverage provided.

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이산화탄소 저장 및 규제 관련 기존 실무 매뉴얼에 대한 검토
이산화탄소 저장 및 규제 관련 기존 실무 매뉴얼에 대한 검토

1st March 2011

Organisation(s): CO2CRC, Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

2007년 이후, CO2 저장 관련 효율적 실행 방안, 가이드라인, 표준 등을 포함하는 다수의 출판물이 발간되었다. 이 출판물들은 특정 주제를 다룬 매뉴얼부터 수송을 비롯한 전반적인 CCS 과정까지 광범위하게 다루고 있다. 이들이 다루는 세부 내용의 수준도 천차만별로, 각 개념의 개관을 제공하는 출판물, 매우 세부적인 논의 내용을 다루거나 실제 수행된 프로젝트의 기술적 운영, 계산, 지질학적 한계 등이 포함된 출판물도 있다. 결국, CO2 저장과 관련한 수많은 문제와 그 실행 방안에 대한 광범위한 데이터베이스는 현재 존재한다고 할 수 있다.

 
아래에는 출간된 매뉴얼과 가이드라인에 대한 간략한 개요, 이미 발표되어 출판 단계에 있는 자료의 목록 및 최신 매뉴얼로 대체되거나 제한된 범위와 제공 방식에도 불구하고 중요한 것으로 평가되는 일부 기타 자료를 수록하였다. 또한, 출판된 매뉴얼과 가이드라인은 해당 주제와 제공 정보의 수준을 (대략적으로) 알아볼 수 있도록 표로 나타내었다.

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Case study of the CO2CRC Otway Project
Case study of the CO2CRC Otway Project

3rd November 2010

Organisation(s): CO2CRC, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Global CCS Institute

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

This report is one of a series of case study reports undertaken by CSIRO as part of an international comparison of communication and engagement practices surrounding carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) projects funded by the Global CCS Institute.

The CO2CRC Otway Project, located in Nirranda South (Victoria, Australia) is developed and led by the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC).  It is Australia’s first demonstration project of deep geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). This report focuses on the engagement and communication strategies that have taken place between the project developer and stakeholders since the project commenced. The events that took place in relation to specific engagement and communication activities are examined and analysed, and a summary of consultation successes and failures within the project is provided.

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Assessment of the capture and storage potential of CO2 co-produced with natural gas in South-East Asia
Assessment of the capture and storage potential of CO2 co-produced with natural gas in South-East Asia

1st May 2010

Organisation(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), CO2CRC

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

The aims of this report as set out in the terms of reference for the study are as follows: 

  •  “to assess the techno-economic feasibility of reducing CO2 emissions resulting from natural gas production in South-East Asia through the application of CCS technologies, specifically by re-injecting the gas into subsurface geological formations” and 
  • “a combination of promoting awareness, building capacity and developing human capital in the discovery of CCS.”

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