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Gorgon CO2 Injection Project

Nominators: Australia (lead), Canada, and United States

Recognized by the CSLF at its Warsaw meeting in October 2010, this is a large-scale project that will store approximately 120 million tonnes of CO2 in a water-bearing sandstone formation two kilometers below Barrow Island, off the northwest coast of Australia.  The CO2 stored by the project will be extracted from natural gas being produced from the nearby Gorgon Field and injected at approximately 3.5 to 4 million tonnes per year.  There is an extensive integrated monitoring plan, and the objective of the project is to demonstrate the safe commercial-scale application of greenhouse gas storage technologies at a scale not previously attempted.  The project has already progressed through its early development stages including site selection and appraisal, and is fully funded.  Injection operations are expected to commence by the end of 2014.


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