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2nd Meeting of the Monitoring Network

  • 1 June 2006
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

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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Reduction of CO2 emission by means of CO2 storage in coal seams in the Silesian coal basin of Poland (RECOPOL)

  • 1 September 2006
  • Storage

The main aim of the project was to demonstrate the feasibility of CO2 injection in coal under the conditions encountered in Europe , and that storage of CO2 in this fashion is a safe and viable option for the long term.The RECOPOL project aimed to couple the geological storage of CO2 with enhanced production of coal bed methane (ECBM). The Silesian Basin area of Poland was chosen as the demonstration site due to the favourable physical properties of the coal seams, and because the site has actively produced coal bed methane (CBM) in the past, providing historical data with which to compare experimental results.

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

  • 1 September 2006
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

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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Remediation of Seepage from CO2 Storage Formations

  • 1 January 2007
  • Storage

The aim of this study was to assess what remediation techniques and approaches are available if seepage of CO2 is identified from a geological storage formation. The objective of the study was to develop a report that can act as a reference manual for IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) members in their discussions with policy makers. The report sets out the remediation plan that can be adopted in the event of any seepage being detected based upon different types of seepage event and their associated remediation methods. This report also estimates the costs of different remediation measures.

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Role of Risk Assessment in Regulatory Frameworks for CCS

  • 1 February 2007
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Storage

One of the key issues that need to be resolved for wide scale implementation of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is that of security of storage. To gain general acceptance of the technology it will be necessary to prove that CCS is a safe and environmentally acceptable option. To resolve this issue it is considered that no single activity or action will satisfactorily answer the question alone. However, a number of different activities when taken together should be able to resolve it

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Environmental Assessment for CO2 Capture and Storage

  • 1 March 2007
  • Capture
  • Storage

This report examines the frameworks for Environmental Impact assessment in use around the world and how adequate they will be for application to CCS projects. It also reviews the gaps in the knowledge which will be required to carry out effective assessments and projects future trends in the scope and application of EIA. Requirements for an internationally applicable framework for CCS projects are outlined.

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3rd Well Bore Integrity Workshop

  • 1 May 2007
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

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
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

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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Potential Impacts of Leaks from Onshore CO2 Storage Projects on Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • 1 July 2007
  • Storage

The aim of this study was to assess the extent of information currently available on the effects of CO2 seepage on on-shore ecosystems. The objective of the study was to assess what gaps in knowledge exist and what further research needs to be commissioned to address these gaps. The need for this study was first identified by the International Research Network on Risk Assessment in 2005 (for further information, please see www.co2captureandstorage.info). The study was aimed to complement a broader study that was underway that assessed the current Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment frameworks for use with CCS . One of the gaps identified by this study was the need for further research on the environmental impacts of CO2 on on-shore environments.

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2nd Meeting of the Risk Assessment Network

  • 1 August 2007
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

The meeting continued the progress made at launch network meeting in developing our understanding of the status of risk assessment in its application to CCS and developing the role that risk assessment can play.

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3rd Risk Assessment Network Meeting Report

  • 1 March 2008
  • Event Proceedings
  • Storage

The purpose of the network is to bring together the key groups working on risk assessment for CO2 storage from around the world and to address what the regulators are expecting in regard to CCS assurance and whether risk assessment can provide the answers they require. This report provides a summary of the third risk assessment workshop hosted by Imperial College in London, UK between the 15th and 16th August 2007.

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Assessment of Sub Sea Ecosystem Impacts

  • 1 March 2008
  • Storage

This report looks at the potential impacts of leaks from a subsea CO2 storage project.It addresses the use of natural analogues, and estimates the relevance of potential CO2 storage leaks against the effects from natural analogues. It highlights knowledge gaps that exist, and also indicates any species that could be particularly vulnerable to CO2 leaks from storage operations.

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