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GHGT-14 Closing Panel “A New Narrative”

GHGT-14 was brought to a close on Thursday 26 th Oct with a final panel to discuss 'The CCS Narrative'. The panel consisted of: the chair Gabrielle Walker – Author & Consultant, Xynteo; Bill Spence – Representing OGCI; Fiona Wild – Vice President Sustainability and Climate Change at BHP; Keith Whiriskey – Bellona; Tony Wood – Grattan Institute....
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The Status and Potential of the Norwegian-EU CCS Project (GHGT14 Panel 4 session 6C)

A panel discussion took place on Tuesday at GHGT14 which aimed to provide an update of the CCS infrastructure in Norway and give an insight into how Norway's work can ignite future CCS projects in the EU. The panel included: Bjorn-Erik Haugan – Gassnova  Bjorn-Erik opened the panel with an overview of the status of CCS in 2018 to highlight how...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2018-06 Re-Use of Oil & Gas Facilities for CO2 Transport And Storage

One perceived advantage for the use O&G fields for first generation CO 2 storage is the potential reduction in costs for CO 2 transport and storage by re-using existing O&G facilities, especially offshore. This report aims to review the potential re-use of the related infrastructure and assess the suitability of certain infrastructure for r...
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New IEAGHG Technical Review: 2017-TR7 Reducing Emissions from Natural Gas Supplies

  A new technical review from IEAGHG summarising the current research on the reducing emissions from the natural gas supply chain. This technical review has been undertaken with the aim of providing a summary of the current status of research into greenhouse gas emissions in the natural gas supply chain. Although 90% or more of the CO 2 produc...
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2017-TR11 IEAGHG 2017 Peer Review of US RCSP Phase III Projects

The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program (RCSP) in the USA has been engaged in its third phase of operation since 2008. This phase has involved large scale (0.25 to 1 Mt/y) injection of CO 2 into six geological formations across North America since 2013. The DOE, through the National Energy Technologies Laboratory (NETL), manages the ...
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2017-TR11 IEAGHG 2017 Peer Review of US RCSP Phase III Projects

  The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program (RCSP) in the USA has been engaged in its third phase of operation since 2008. This phase has involved large scale (0.25 to 1 Mt/y) injection of CO 2 into six geological formations across North America since 2013. The DOE, through the National Energy Technologies Laboratory (NETL), manag...
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Boundary Dam Visit during IEAGHG’s Summer School

  Last week I was lucky enough to visit my first ever CCS site whilst attending the IEAGHG Summer School. SaskPower hosted the students for a day at Boundary Dam which included a visit to the Shand testing facilities and Aquistore storage site. For me this trip was a particular highlight of the week as I was able to finally see all the researc...
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12th CO2 GeoNet Open Forum

​ Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to attend CO 2 GeoNet's Forum, this year with the encouraging focus of 'Driving CCS towards Implementation'. CO 2 GeoNet is a European Network body that currently comprises 26 research institutes from 19 European countries, and brings together over 300 researchers with the multidisciplinary expertise ne...
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New Report: 2017-05 Combined meeting of the IEAGHG monitoring and modelling networks

​ Overall good progress is being made with the experience gained in both monitoring and modelling from demonstration and pilot projects. There is real progress in streamlining MMV at projects and reducing the costs of monitoring. Several sites have now demonstrated conformance of a modelling-monitoring loop, leading to an improvement in the underst...
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Early Career Researchers Winter School 2017

​ The Early Career Researcher Winter School held at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training took place last week and with thanks to the UKCCSRC I was able to attend. It was a busy week with 7 keynote speakers covering topics including geological storage, the current status of CCS both internationally and in the UK, the economics and financing of pro...
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New Report: 2017-01 Case Studies of CO2 Storage in Depleted Oil and Gas Fields

CO 2 storage has now been tested at a number of demonstration sites around the world, including some depleted oil and gas reservoirs. The use of depleted reservoirs can offer some advantages because the geological characteristics that are pertinent to CO 2 storage, such as the distribution of porosity and permeability, have been pre-determined. Alt...
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Meeting regulatory requirements – in uncertain geology, how do you conduct a site characterisation?

At the Site Characterisation session of GHGT-13, Nick Hoffman demonstrated how the CarbonNet project managed to design their plume mapping approach to successfully meet regulatory requirements. A prediction of plume paths with more than a 10% probability of occurrence are required by Australian GHG storage regulations. The probabilistic modelling a...
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20 years of monitoring CO2 storage at Sleipner

Statoil have been operating at Sleipner since 1996 marking twenty years of injection monitoring at the site. The monitoring programme has been shown to be a success proving both conformance and containment as well as including contingency plans. Repeated seismic and gravimetric surveys have been conducted throughout the lifetime of the project alon...
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