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The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the South West Hub project and an update on recent activity and outcomes of the Harvey 1 well drilling program.
This report, completed by Schlumberger Carbon Services, subsurface consultant to the South West Hub Carbon Capture and Storage Project, details the results of a 2D seismic survey examining the suitability of the Lower Lesueur area for carbon storage. The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum recently completed a well-drilling exercise to understand more closely the actual subsurface in the region so that the storage component of the South West Hub may advance. This exploration program will help improve the understanding of the Lower Lesueur area with regards to its potential for storing large volumes of industrial CO2 underground safely.
The South West CO2 Geosequestration Hub project is a government-industry partnership presently led by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. The South West Hub project was established to examine the options for CCS in the South West of Western Australia (a major industrial region and a significant CO2 producer). In November 2011, the South West Hub project was shortlisted as one of the Australian CCS National Flagship Projects and in June 2011 was awarded AU$52 million under that Program for its ongoing project development.
This first Project and Activity Progress report prepared for the Global CCS Institute describes the project’s history, current status, and future program. Furthermore, it highlights key legislative interactions, public communication activities, as well as the challenges and risks the project is currently facing. Future progress reports, anticipated at six-monthly intervals will build on key themes noted in this first report. From time to time additional Special Reports on specific subjects considered important for the development of the South West Hub project will also be made available on the Institute’s knowledge platform.