Characterisation and selection of the most prospective CO2 storage sites in the Nordic region

K.L. Anthonsen, P. Aagaard, P.E.S. Bergmo, S.R. Gislason, A.E. Lothe, G.M. Mortensen, S.Ó. Snæbjörnsdóttir

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    An attempting to single out the most attractive storage areas among a large number of mapped CO2 storage formations, units and traps in the Nordic region, has resulted in a characterisation and ranking procedure for saline aquifer. The ranking methodology is kept simple and divided into four main groups with the most important criteria for reservoir properties, seal properties, safety and data coverage. Based on the ranking 18 of the most prospective CO2 storage sites have been selected. Furthermore, the critical factors determining if a basalt area is suitable for CO2 injection is illustrated by an injection site on Iceland.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4884-4896
    Number of pages13
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies - Austin, United States
    Duration: 5 Oct 20149 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 12


    • Nordic region
    • Ranking procedure
    • Site characterisation
    • Site selection

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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