Reservoir Physics – Energy Technology and CO2 Storage (CCUS)

Center for enviromental friendly energy (FME)

Through international cooperation and open research the consortium SUCCESS will work for successfully subsurface storage of CO2. Three geological characteristics as Storage Capacity, Injection Rate Limits and Confinement will be focused.

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Climate change, requiring development and deployment of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS), is one of the most important challenges in this century. Carbon capture is considered to be the most expensive part of CCS, and large efforts have been made into research and development in this area. Less attention has been given to the storage part. Although drilling, injection, monitoring and reservoir simulation to a large extent can be adapted from existing experience in the oil industry, there are knowledge gaps related to CO2 behaviour. Unless our understanding of CO2 subsurface behaviour is strongly improved, international regulations for annual worldwide deposits of 15-20 Gt CO2/y may never come into operation.

The SUCCESS centre addresses several important areas for CO2 storage in the subsurface: storage performance, sealing properties, injection, monitoring and consequences for the marine environment. The “CO2-School” is in addition a major educational program. The selected activities will involve fundamental experimental and theoretical work, analysis of samples from outcrops and case studies, development of mathematical models, modeling activities and testing in case study environments. The centre will as far as possible try to bridge gaps from details to concepts and applications, from small to large scale, and to transfer data and knowledge between many related fields.

Petroleum and process technology contributes to SUCCESS with experimental research on CO2 flow in porous rocks and modeling of surface/mineral reactions. Read more about SUCCESS here