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Reference Number ETI-CC2010
Title Impact of Brine Production on Aquifer Storage
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 25 February 2016
End Date 20 December 2017
Duration 22 months
Total Grant Value £200,000
Industrial Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme Carbon Capture and Storage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Heriot-Watt University (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Durham University (0.001%)
Project Contact , Element Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , T2 Petroleum Technology (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract This £200,000 nine-month long project, studied the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured carbon dioxide. It was carried out by Heriot-Watt University, a founder member of the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership, and Element Energy. T2 Petroleum Technology and Durham University also participated in the project. It built on earlier CCS research work and helped develop understanding of potential CO2 stores, such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs or saline aquifers, located beneath UK waters. It also helped to build confidence among future operators and investors for their operation. Reducing costs and minimising risks is crucial if CCS is to play a long-term role in decarbonising the UK’s future energy system.
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