CCS and Power Systems

Carbon Storage - Geologic Storage Technologies and Simulation and Risk Assessment

Developing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment Framework for Geological Storage of CO2

Performer: University of Texas at Austin

Project No: FE0001563

Project Description

This project is developing a new comprehensive framework for assessing both the programmatic and the technical risks associated with CO2 storage in deep saline reservoirs. The project is examining the potential risks that may be encountered at the overall programmatic level then linking those risks to more specific technical risks experienced during the implementation of a geologic carbon storage project. The use of experts in the field and an examination of risk data available from the related industries of CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR), natural gas storage, and natural gas pipelines will help to define the risks expected to be encountered by geologic storage of CO2 in saline reservoirs.

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