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Schütz, Omar and Carpentier with report on monitoring CO2 storage sites

Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Abdirahman Omar and Stefan Carpentier have published “Report on regulations and technological capabilities for monitoring CO2 storage sites” in relation to the research project ACTOM.

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Sigrid Eskeland SchützAbdirahman Omar (Norwegian Research Centre, NORCE) and Stefan Carpentier (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO) have written "Report on regulations and technological capabilities for monitoring CO2 storage sites". The report is written in relation to the research project ACTOM, which concerns monitoring CO2 storage sites. The report has several contributing authors, including Jakob Mykland Revheim at the Faculty of Law in Bergen. 

About the research project

"The research proposed in ACTOM will work for the advancement of offshore monitoring to ensure alignment of CO2 storage projects with national and international regulations and societal concerns. An interdisciplinary consortium will apply methods to critically assess secure storage as this technology becomes implemented internationally as a key greenhouse gas emissions reductions strategy. The project team will build a web-based toolkit that will, for the first time, collect algorithms for designing optimal monitoring programs for offshore geological storage sites. Routines related to detecting subtle signals of a leak in a highly varying environment will be implemented in the toolkit. Through the interdisciplinary approach, the tool will assist operators in their pre-operational phase in defining assurance monitoring programs that are aligned with regulations. The inevitable uncertainties in all measurements will be assessed, and methods on how to quantify and represent them will be recommended." 

Read more on ACTOM.