Deep Saline co2 Storage Research at CO2CRC Otway Project

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New research on deep saline storage will soon be underway at the CO2CRC Otway Project, Australia’s only CO2 geosequestration research and demonstration facility.

“The CO2CRC Otway Project has safely injected and stored over 65,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide two kilometres underground in a depleted gas field, demonstrating that stored carbon dioxide can be effectively monitored,” said Dr Peter Cook, Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC).

“Over the past year, researchers have been able to produce an accurate picture of the stored carbon dioxide as part of the project’s rigorous monitoring and verification program. The work has lead to new techniques that can be highly useful to commercial-scale projects in the future.”


3 Responses to “Deep Saline co2 Storage Research at CO2CRC Otway Project”

  1. emily Carden

    CO2CRC Otway Project is

    – creating opportunities to educate and train people in CCS-related activities.

    And is

    – providing a broader platform for collaboration at national and international levels.

    The monitoring procedures include
    atmospheric monitoring, geochemical
    monitoring and geophysical monitoring,
    including seismic surveys. During the
    programme, CO2CRC is monitoring
    the environment for any changing
    levels of carbon dioxide in the soil, in
    the groundwater, in the air and deep
    underground. The monitoring programme
    started two years before injection and will
    continue for at least two years after the
    injection process has ended.

  2. audrey Melanie

    Data from the project will be used in developing a future regulatory regime for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in Australia.

    You can study more at the following url.


  3. Veronica

    The project is of global significance because:

    * it is the world’s largest research and geosequestration demonstration project; over 65,000 tonnes of CO2 have been injected and stored in a depleted gas reservoir deep underground and further injections into different formations are being planned; and
    * It includes an outstanding monitoring program, which international and national scientists believe to be the most comprehensive of its type in the world.

    Lessons learned from the project, particularly from the comprehensive monitoring program, will be adopted by other geosequestration projects around the world.

    Veronica Cassandara

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