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Technical Report

Monitoring Workshop – Inaugural Meeting

  • 1 March 2005
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

The objective of the workshop was to get a common understanding of the current state of the art, to identify the techniques available, and to assess their limitations. This was achieved by using the results available from projects that are currently monitoring injected CO2. The aim was then to develop a view of where the technology needs to go from here, in order to develop stakeholder confidence that injected CO2 can be monitored and verified and any leakage quickly detected

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Launch Meeting of the Risk Assessment Network

  • 23 August 2005
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This report summarises the major outcomes of the launch meeting of the Risk Assessment Network which was jointly organised by IEA GHG and TNO with the support of EPRI. It was held at the TNO offices in Utrecht, Netherlands, 23-24 August 2005. This international meeting was attended by 40 delegates from industry and research institutes drawn from nine countries.

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Well Bore Integrity Workshop Houston, TX, USA, 4-5 April 2005

  • 1 September 2005
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The integrity of well bores, their long-term ability to retain CO2, has been identified as a significant potential risk for the long-term security of geological storage facilities. A workshop was held in April 2005 to bring together over 50 experts from both industrial operators and from research organisations. Industrial operations are part of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects or acid gas waste disposal projects. Current research includes laboratory investigations that attempt to simulate long-term geochemical and mechanical processes that may affect well completion materials – mainly cement; field studies of well completions that have been exposed to CO2 during industrial projects as described above, and modelling studies, both of local reactions and upscaled simulations of leakage across basins.

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International Test Network for CO2 Capture: Report on 8th Workshop

  • 1 November 2005
  • Capture
  • Event Proceedings

This workshop was the eighth in a series to discuss co-operation in development of MEA and related solvents to capture CO2 from power plant flue gases. The previous events were in Gaithersburg, Calgary, Apeldoorn, Kyoto, Pittsburgh, Trondheim, and Vancouver. Copies of all the reports from and including the Apeldoorn meeting are available on CD

Technical Report

International Network for CO2 Capture: Report on 9th Workshop

  • 1 June 2006
  • Capture
  • Event Proceedings

Carbon dioxide capture and storage is now established in OECD countries’ energy policies and R&D programmes as a potential contributor to climate mitigation strategies. Post combustion capture allied to improved efficiency power plant looks likely to be a major element for new plant as markets develop – particularly so in developing countries where there is a clear preference for using the best established technologies for power generation. Retrofit to established plant is also technically feasible although less economically attractive for ageing, less efficient assets. Since the previous workshop a number of generators in Europe and Canada have expressed interest in the possibilities of demonstrating the technology at full scale and a major pilot plant operation under the EU CASTOR programme has commenced at a power station near Esbjerg in Denmark. About a quarter of the workshop participants used the opportunity to visit this new facility on the day previous to the workshop – thanks from all participants to Elsam for hosting this visit.

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2nd Meeting of the Monitoring Network

  • 1 June 2006
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The 2nd meeting of the monitoring network met in at Rome in September 2005. The meeting had two main aims which were: first to begin to engage regulatory bodies from around the worldwide on their thoughts on monitoring needs and second, to provide an update on monitoring technique development since the last meeting.

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International Oxy-Combustion Network for CO2 Capture: Report on Inaugural Workshop

  • 1 July 2006
  • Capture
  • Event Proceedings

The aim of this Network for Oxy-Fuel Combustion is to provide an international forum for organisations with interest in the development of Oxy-Fuel Combustion Technology.Due to the broadness of this topic, it was decided to focus the theme of the first workshop on the “Oxy-Fuel Combustion for Coal Fired Power Plant”. Nevertheless, the future workshop will also attend to the development in Oxy-Fuel Combustion for Gas Fired Power Plants and other novel oxy-combustion processes.

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2nd Well Bore Integrity Workshop Princeton, NJ, 28-29 March 2006

  • 1 September 2006
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There were a number of reports that indicated that well integrity may be a current issue within the oil and gas industry. A detailed study on production wells in the Gulf of Mexico indicated that up to 60% of wells had casing pressure problems, which could indicate that the integrity of the wells had been compromised. Experience from the Permian basin in the USA indicated that when fields were changed over to CO2 flood that significant remedial work was needed to pull and re cement wells that had not seen exposure to CO2. It was considered that many of the problems in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Permian basin resulted from poor well completions at the outset. This may be due to cases where the casings were not cleaned properly prior to CO2 injection and the presence of residual mud in the wells led to poor seals between the cement and the formation and the cement and the casing liner (steel). Similar issues could arise due to too rapid curing of the cement, or poor cement squeezing. Where poor seals occur ingress of saline water from overlying aquifers can results in chlorine induced corrosion of the steel casing liner. The API has recognised this as a major problem and in response it is developing a new set of standards for well completions. A further set of standards for wells in CO2 floods us also being developed but this is at an early stage.

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3rd Well Bore Integrity Workshop

  • 1 May 2007
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The third meeting specifically aims to demonstrate that research has helped to move the technology towards widespread implementation by identifying and understanding the technical barriers encountered while working to address and neutralise these barriers, and also to provide a platform for dissemination of results, information and observations from field and laboratory experiments / measurements. The meeting will also aim to determine what next steps are needed in order to progress the technology even further, into the arena of large-scale demonstration projects.

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3rd Monitoring Network Meeting Report

  • 1 June 2007
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The third meeting of the monitoring and verification network met in Melbourne, Australia over 3 days in October and November 2006. The meeting’s objective was to provide an integrated set of monitoring and verification (M&V) guidelines to encourage further public, regulatory and technical community discussion for wide scale deployment of CCS technology. The objectives were realised by addressing the questions: <!-- wp:acf/columns {"name":"acf/columns","data":{"padding_top":"1","_padding_top":"field_columns_fields_padding_top","padding_bottom":"1","_padding_bottom":"field_columns_fields_padding_bottom","margin_top":"0","_margin_top":"field_columns_fields_margin_top","margin_bottom":"0","_margin_bottom":"field_columns_fields_margin_bottom"},"mode":"preview"} --> <!-- wp:acf/column-content {"name":"acf/column-content","mode":"preview"} --> <!-- wp:list --><ul> <!-- wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --><li>What is the framework of a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Verification (MERV) protocol for wide scale CCS deployment?</li><!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --><li>How do we provide assurance of storage integrity through well, seal and containment monitoring technology?</li><!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- /wp:list-item --> </ul><!-- /wp:list --> <!-- /wp:acf/column-content --> <!-- /wp:acf/columns --> The meeting brought together national and international government regulatory agencies, non-government organisations and Monitoring and Verification (M&V) technical communities in an intensive series of workshops. It was followed by a field visit by train to the site of the CO2CRC Otway Basin Pilot Project (OBPP) in South West Victoria.

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International Network for CO2 Capture: Report on 10th Workshop

  • 1 July 2007
  • Capture
  • Event Proceedings

This report contains presentations on a variety of developments including updates on amines, use of ammonia as a solvent, a process for combining CO2 and SO2 capture in one unit, a new solvent which facilitates phase separation and so reduces regeneration heat loads, and a set of reports on activities in different countries etc.

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Expert Workshop on Financing Carbon Capture and Storage: Barriers and Solutions

  • 1 July 2007
  • Costs of CCUS
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The main purpose of the conference was to provide a clearer picture of the options available to finance CCS projects and to increase the involvement of experts from the financial sector and to discuss financial instruments with industry and Government representatives. The ultimate outcome of this work will be to identify, encourage and develop world-wide collaboration and practical development of financial mechanisms to accelerate the progression of CCS projects from R&D to commercial reality.

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