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

6th November 2009

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

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

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