UKERC Energy Data Centre: ETI Publications



Storage Appraisal - Executive Summary


Citation ETI Storage Appraisal - Executive Summary, ETI, 2012. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000739.
Cite this using DataCite
Author(s) ETI
Project partner(s) RPS Energy Ltd, Senergy (Lead Coordinator), British Geological Survey, Durham University, Herriot Watt University, Imperial College, University of Edinburgh, Element Energy, Geopressure Technology, Geospatial Research Ltd , Senergy - DB hosting
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000739
Download CCS_CC1001_3.pdf document type
Abstract The objective of the CCS UK Storage Appraisal Project was to provide a fully auditable and defensible overall estimate of UK CO2 storage capacity in offshore geological formations. Emitters committing to major capital investment as major CCS roll out occurs in the 2020s will require confidence in the availability of sufficient, suitable storage sites to accept the emissions over the project lifetime. Total UK capacity requirement is expected to be ~15 Gt (including industrial sources) to store 100 years of emissions. The project started in September 2009, and the project team (led by Senergy Alternative Energy) has populated almost 600 potential storage units in the North Sea, Western Channel and Eastern Irish Sea with geological data, security of storage and economic assessments. These units cover both depleted oil and gas reservoirs and saline aquifers. Comprehensive and consistent methodologies have been developed and peer reviewed within the team for calculating storage capacity for each unit. These take into account both ‘static’ effects (e.g. how much CO2 can be stored before a maximum pressure is reached) and ‘dynamic effects’ (e.g. how much CO2 can be injected into a large open aquifer before there is a risk of migration beyond the bounds of the storage unit; how fast can CO2 be injected into a ‘closed’ unit through one well).
Associated Project(s) ETI-CC1001: UK Storage Appraisal Project (UKSAP)
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

2007 - 2017 - 10 years of innovation - Carbon Capture and Storage

ETI Insights Report - Building the UK carbon capture and storage sector by 2030 - scenarios and actions

ETI: Innovation Learnings - Carbon Capture and Storage

Infographic - Reducing the cost of CCS

Infographic - Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage

Storage Appraisal – Project Insights

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A3.1 - Storage Unit Characterisation

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A4.1 - Pressure Buildup During CO2 Injection into a Closed Brine Aquifer

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A4.2 - Well Penetrations and Production in Oil and Gas Fields

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.1 - Summary of Dynamic Modelling Scoping Studies

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.3 - Representative Structure Modelling of Dipping Open Saline Aquifers

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.4 - Storage Capacity in Large Open Aquifers Examplar : Base Case Simulation and Sensitivities to Top Surface and Heterogeneity

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.5 - Representative Structure Modelling of Aquifers with Identified Structure

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.6 - Exemplar Modelling and Dynamic Simulation of Bunter Sandstone Formation Closures in the Southern North Sea

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.7 - Dynamic Modelling of Pressure Cells Using Representative Structures

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A5.8 - Interjectivity Related Geomechanical Modelling of Large Open Aquifers

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A6.1 - Security of Storage

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A6.2 - Security of Storage (Appendices)

Storage Appraisal - Appendix A8.1 - Technical Specification for the UKSAP WDG Application

Storage Appraisal - One Page Summary

Storage Appraisal - UK Storage Appraisal Project - Final Report

Storage Appraisal - United Kingdom CO2 Storage Capacity Appraisal - Request for Proposal

Storage Appraisal - User Guide for the Web-enabled Database and Geographical Information System

Storage Appraisal - WP5 - Web-enabled Database and GIS Specification

Storage Appraisal - WP9 Final Report - Business and Regulatory Models for offshore CO2transport and storage in the late 2020s and beyond

Storage Appraisal- Approach for Dynamic Modelling of CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers - Summary Report

Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage

UK Storage Appraisal Project (UKSAP) Database Analysis Project - Request for Proposal