Many good and interesting presentations were given at the seminar on Wednesday.
Peter Zweigel from Statoil presented the storage part of the Norwegian full-scale CCS possibility study, with positive prospects for future CCS technology development and demonstrations. Statoil points to Smeaheia reservoir east of the Troll field, as the preferred candidate for storage of CO2 in the planned government demonstration project. Volker Oye from NORSAR shared results from several microseismic monitoring studies, and showed that new methodology enables much more precise determination of microseismic focal points in the horizontal and vertical domain. Alf G. Melbye from SINTEF Petroleum presented the ECCSEL research infra structure for CCS. ECCSEL can provide access to test facilities e.g. at Svelvik CO2 field laboratory. Remy Agerborg from Octio gave an interesting talk about Octio’s 4D Gravitude technology for monitoring the reservoirs at Troll, Mikkel and Ormen Lange. High-precision instruments and processing algorithms allow detection of overall gas/water front movement down to less than 1 meter.
Covering the SUCCESS activities, Maria Elenius summed up results so far from the integration activities on Skade. Performed simulations indicate that pressure buildup is a key limitation with regards to achieving targeted injection rates. Sarah Gasda then presented results from the PROTECT project on experiments, modeling and simulation of caprock integrity in North Sea aquifers. Arve Rein Sleveland talked about sedimentology of an aeolian to marginal marine succession, presenting results from investigations of an exhumed natural CO2 reservoir in Jurassic sediments in Utah, USA. Nazmul Mondol gave several snapshots of SUCCESS PhD research at UiO, before Arvid Nøttvedt wrapped up by talking about the plans for the final reporting of the SUCCESS Centre.
On Thursday, there was a guided field trip to study the Brumundal sandstone. This sandstone reservoir represents an analogue to relevant reservoirs for CO2 storage offshore. The field trip was enthusiastically guided by Johan Petter Nystuen and Per Aagaard, who demonstrated extensive knowledge about the local geology and the Brumundal sandstone in particular.
At the CLIMIT Seminar on Friday, Kari Lise Rørvik from Gassnova talked about CO2 Storage in general and how it can help solving global warming challenge. She summed up the conclusions from the feasibility studies. Maria Elenius gave some examples of SUCCESS key findings. Then followed ten interesting presentations from the PhD students. All the SUCCESS SAC members participated at the SUCCESS seminar and two of the members also participated at the CLIMIT PhD seminar, where they gave valuable feedback on the presentations from the PhD students.
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All photos in tihs article by Marit Hommedal