EPSRC Project: CASSEM - CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring

Dataset description

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a crucial technology to enable the decarbonisation of fossil fuel electricity generation. The UK has considerable potential for geological storage of CO2 under the North Sea and extensive offshore industry experience that could be applied. While initial storage is likely to be undertaken in depleted oil and gas fields, much larger saline aquifer formations are estimated to have sufficient capacity to securely contain 100 years of current UK fossil fuel power plant CO2 emissions. The CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring (CASSEM) project brings together the experience and different working practices of utilities, offshore operators, engineering contractors, and academic researchers to build collective understanding and develop expertise. CASSEM produced both new scientific knowledge and detailed insight into the CCS industry, developing best-value methods for the evaluation of saline aquifer formations for CO2 storage. Alongside work to assess the storage potential of two saline aquifer formations in close proximity to large coal power plant, CASSEM applied a novel Features, Events and Processes method to explore perceptions of risk in the work undertaken. This identified areas of industry and research community uncertainty and unfamiliarity to enable targeted investment of resource to reduce overall project risk. An openly accessible and flexible full chain (CO2 capture, transport and storage) costing model was developed allowing the CCS community to assess and explore overall costs. CASSEM's work also included the first use of citizen panels in the regions investigated for storage to assess public perception and educate the general public about CCS.

Further information

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Enquiries

Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk

Associated dataset(s)

EPSRC project paper: New insights from 3D geological models at analogue CO2 storage sites in Lincolnshire and eastern Scotland, UK

EPSRC project presentation: Illustrations of geological framework & models, reservoir and seal mineralogy research by BGS for WP1 CASSEM project

ESPRC project report: Understanding the challenges of CO2 storage: results of the CASSEM Project

Dataset details

Author(s) Lawrence,DJD , Haszeldine, Professor R S , Mander, Dr SL , Todd, Professor A
Principal Investigator(s) Lawrence,DJD
Survey geologist
British Geological Survey
Haszeldine, Professor R S
Sch of Geosciences
University of Edinburgh
Mander, Dr SL
University of Manchester
Todd, Professor A
Heriot-Watt University
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2008-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2012-01-01 00:00:00'} 2012
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Lineage statement Completed. 4 original CASSEM studies: DT/F007728/1; DT/F00754X/1; DT/F007337/1; DT/F007744/1. Followed by further grant-funded research: NE/H013946/1
Supplementary information DT/F007728/1; DT/F00754X/1; DT/F007337/1; DT/F007744/1 (EPSRC)
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Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords ECONOMICS
FOSSIL FUELS
CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
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Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 18th May 2016
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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