Project Nominators (lead): 
United Kingdom
Project Nominators (additional): 
Norway
Project Description: 

This multifaceted project will develop the tools, technologies, techniques, and management systems required to cost-effectively demonstrate, safe, secure, and verifiable carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in conjunction with commercial natural gas production. The goals of the project are to develop a detailed dataset on the performance of CO2 storage; provide a field-scale example of the verification and regulation of geologic storage systems; test technology options for the early detection of low-level seepage of CO2 out of primary containment; evaluate monitoring options and develop guidelines for an appropriate and cost-effective, long-term monitoring methodology; and quantify the interaction of CO2 re-injection and hydrocarbon production for long-term storage in oil and gas fields.

Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its Berlin meeting in September 2005.

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