BIGCCS CO2 Storage Day – Viewing the bigger picture

Text and photos by Grethe Tangen.

The BIGCCS CO2 Storage Day 2014 was organised in Trondheim September 22, gathering 32 representatives from BIGCCS partners taking particular interest in CO2 storage. By bringing together industry, Gassnova and researchers from BIGCCS the meeting aimed to discuss the results from on-going research and improve our understanding of what the priorities should be for future research on CO2 storage to enable large scale CCS.

Peder Eliasson, SINTEF and Ying Guo, Total

Peder Eliasson, SINTEF and Ying Guo, Total

Aina Dahlø Janbu and Philip Ringrose, both Statoil

Aina Dahlø Janbu and Philip Ringrose, both Statoil

BIGCCS SP3 CO2 Storage includes four tasks: Monitoring, CO2 reservoir containment, Well integrity, and Large scale CO2 storage & EOR. As a starting point, the task leaders presented major achievements from BIGCCS SP3 and some reflections on why these results are important. In the following session the BIGCCS partners gave interesting presentations, providing the larger context for evaluating ongoing work and directing future research:

Philip Ringrose, Statoil: Enabling CCS through CO2 EOR

Susan Carroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:Carbon Storage in North-America

Ying Guo, Total E&P Norway: Bringing research results to practical implementation

Samuel Saysset, GDF Suez: Looking for technical breakthroughs to foster CO2 storage

Svein Eggen, Gassnova: CCS from laboratory to full scale deployment.

Susan Carroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Svein Eggen, Gassnova

Susan Carroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Svein Eggen, Gassnova

Rob Cuss and Gareth Williams, both BGS

In the afternoon session there were presentations and discussions related to each task, keeping in mind the overall ambitions for BIGCCS SP3: Develop technologies and knowledge needed for safe, large-scale CO2 storage including EOR as an opportunity for accelerating CCS deployment. The technical presentations from BGS, GEUS, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NTNU and SINTEF initiated lively discussions and the researchers received views regarding the work in progress and ideas relevant for the 2015 plans. After the meeting a spontaneous guided tour in SINTEF Petroleum’s laboratories was organised.

Samuel Saysset,  GDF Suez, Malin Torsæter ,SINTEF, Susan Carroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Alv-Arne Grimstad, SINTEF.

Samuel Saysset, GDF Suez, Malin Torsæter ,SINTEF, Susan Carroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Alv-Arne Grimstad, SINTEF.

For BIGCCS partners, the presentations are available in the eRoom:
https://project.sintef.no/eRoom/energy/BIGCO2Centre/0_983d5