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International Workshop on Knowledge Sharing in MVA/MMV (CO2 Storage)

Start Date: 16/05/2012
End Date: 17/05/2012
Location: Mobile, Alabama

A significant step toward increased international CCS knowledge sharing took place in May 2012, when CO2 storage experts from the EU, U.S. and Canada gathered at a dedicated workshop in Alabama to share their learnings in measurement, verification and accounting (MVA) and measurement, monitoring and verification (MMV), resulting from both planned and implemented CCS demonstration projects and large scale CO2 injection tests.

Organized by the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue II, the Southern States Energy Board, the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, the GCCSI and the European CCS Demonstration Project Network, nine projects were invited to speak, three from Canada, three from Europe and three from the U.S.

A number of shared learnings were made:

  • Some techniques are becoming ‘standard’, particularly downhole P&T sensors. Others, such as 3D seismic, are proving themselves to be powerful tools, if it can be appropriately used.
  • Clear and agreed definitions for monitoring objectives are needed.
  • Characterisation of the local rock/fluid/stress system is important.
  • Reservoirs will always cause surprises.
  • Appropriate baseline measurements are critical.
  • Public engagement is key, especially at an early stage.

Going forwards more work is required on monitoring technologies and techniques. In particular further work is required on costs; needs; interpretation of the data; and triggers ‐ especially for communications with regulators.

The programme, presentations, summary report and ZEP’s ground-breaking Knowledge Sharing report can all be downloaded using the links below.

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  • Bell Creek, USA
    Charlie Gorecki, Energy and Environmental Research Center, Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership (PCOR)
  • Cranfield Large Scale CO2 Injection, USA
    Michael Young and Susan Hovorka, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB)



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